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Definitions of flood:

  • noun:   a large flow
  • noun:   the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
  • noun:   light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
  • noun:   the inward flow of the tide
    Example: "A tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune -Shakespeare"
  • noun:   the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
  • noun:   an overwhelming number or amount
    Example: "A flood of requests"
  • verb:   cover with liquid, usually water
    Example: "The swollen river flooded the village"
  • verb:   supply with an excess of
    Example: "Flood the market with tennis shoes"
  • verb:   become filled to overflowing
    Example: "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
  • verb:   fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
    Example: "The images flooded his mind"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 16666 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1997)


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