Definitions of flood

  1. To overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley.
  2. To cause or permit to be inundated; to fill or cover with water or other fluid; as, to flood arable land for irrigation; to fill to excess or to its full capacity; as, to flood a country with a depreciated currency.
  3. To deluge; inundate; overflow.
  4. To overflow; to inundate; - pr. p. flooding; pa. p. flooded.
  5. To overflow; inundate.
  6. A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation.
  7. A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of bank notes; a flood of paper currency.
  8. Menstrual disharge; menses.
  9. The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; - opposed to ebb; as, young flood; high flood.
  10. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; " the basement was inundated after the storm"; " The images flooded his mind"
  11. supply with an excess of; " flood the market with tennis shoes"; " Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
  12. cover with liquid, usually water; " The swollen river flooded the village"; " The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
  13. become filled to overflowing; " Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
  14. To rise to or be at the flood; overflow.
  15. To deluge; to overflow.
  16. light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
  17. the inward flow of the tide; " a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" - Shakespeare
  18. A great flow of water; inundation; high tide; the sea; an abundant supply or outpouring of anything: the Flood, the Deluge described in Genesis vii.
  19. A great flow of water; a river, so in B.; an inundation; a deluge; the rise or flow of the tide; any great quantity.
  20. Moving mass of water; inundation; deluge; rising tide.
  21. A freshet; inundation; deluge.
  22. The tide at its heights; high tide.
  23. A body of water rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually covered with water; the Deluge which inundated the earth in the days of Noah; the flowing of the tide; an inundation; a superabundant quantity; menstrual discharge.
  24. A great flow of water; a body of water overflowing land, as from a river; abundance.