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flood

 (flŭd)
n.
1. An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry.
2. A flood tide.
3. A large amount or number, especially when moving from one place to another: received a flood of applications. See Synonyms at flow.
4. A floodlight, specifically a unit that produces a beam of intense light.
5. Flood In the Bible, the covering of the earth with water that occurred during the time of Noah.
v. flood·ed, flood·ing, floods
v.tr.
1. To cover or submerge with water; inundate: The town was flooded when the dam burst.
2. To move into or fill in large numbers or amounts: People flooded the square. His inbox was flooded with mail.
3. To overwhelm in large numbers: The theater was flooded with ticket requests.
4. To put too much fuel into the carburetor of (an engine), resulting in unsuccessful ignition.
v.intr.
1. To become inundated or submerged: The underpass floods after a heavy rain.
2. To pour forth; overflow: The river floods nearly every spring.

[Middle English flod, from Old English flōd; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]

flood

(flʌd)
n
1. (Physical Geography)
a. the inundation of land that is normally dry through the overflowing of a body of water, esp a river
b. the state of a river that is at an abnormally high level (esp in the phrase in flood). diluvial
2. a great outpouring or flow: a flood of words.
3. (Physical Geography)
a. the rising of the tide from low to high water
b. (as modifier): the flood tide. Compare ebb3
4. (Theatre) theatre short for floodlight
5. archaic a large body of water, as the sea or a river
vb
6. (Physical Geography) (of water) to inundate or submerge (land) or (of land) to be inundated or submerged
7. to fill or be filled to overflowing, as with a flood: the children's home was flooded with gifts.
8. (intr) to flow; surge: relief flooded through him.
9. (Automotive Engineering) to supply an excessive quantity of petrol to (a carburettor or petrol engine) or (of a carburettor, etc) to be supplied with such an excess
10. (Physical Geography) (intr) to rise to a flood; overflow
11. (Pathology) (intr)
a. to bleed profusely from the uterus, as following childbirth
b. to have an abnormally heavy flow of blood during a menstrual period
[Old English flōd; related to Old Norse flōth, Gothic flōdus, Old High German fluot flood, Greek plōtos navigable; see flow, float]
ˈfloodable adj
ˈflooder n
ˈfloodless adj

Flood

(flʌd)
n
(Bible) the Flood Old Testament the flood extending over all the earth from which Noah and his family and livestock were saved in the ark. (Genesis 7–8); the Deluge

Flood

(flʌd)
n
(Biography) Henry. 1732–91, Anglo-Irish politician: leader of the parliamentary opposition to English rule

flood

(flʌd)

n.
1. a great flowing or overflowing of water, esp. over land not usu. submerged.
2. any great outpouring or stream: a flood of tears.
3. the Flood, a universal deluge mentioned in various ancient religions, esp. the deluge recorded in the Bible as having occurred in the time of Noah (Gen. 7).
4. the rise or flowing in of the tide (opposed to ebb).
5. a floodlight.
6. Archaic. a large body of water.
v.t.
7. to cover with a flood; fill to overflowing.
8. to cover or fill as if with a flood: roads flooded with cars.
9. to overwhelm with an abundance of something: to be flooded with mail.
10. to supply too much fuel to (the carburetor), so that the engine fails to start.
11. to floodlight.
v.i.
12. to flow or pour in or as if in a flood.
13. to rise in a flood; overflow.
14. to become flooded.
[before 900; Middle English flod (n.), Old English flōd; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon flōd, Old High German fluot]
flood′a•ble, adj.
flood′er, n.

Flood

 a large body of water; a great flow or stream of any fluid; any great overwhelming quantity.
Examples: flood of banknotes; of eloquence, 1599; of fire, 1711; of joy, 1719; of laughter, 1611; of lava; of golden light, 1680; of mutiny, 1710; of silver, 1894; of tears, 1589; of unbelief and carelessness, 1833; of visitors, 1607; of water; of fiery words, 1877.

flood


Past participle: flooded
Gerund: flooding

Imperative
flood
flood
Present
I flood
you flood
he/she/it floods
we flood
you flood
they flood
Preterite
I flooded
you flooded
he/she/it flooded
we flooded
you flooded
they flooded
Present Continuous
I am flooding
you are flooding
he/she/it is flooding
we are flooding
you are flooding
they are flooding
Present Perfect
I have flooded
you have flooded
he/she/it has flooded
we have flooded
you have flooded
they have flooded
Past Continuous
I was flooding
you were flooding
he/she/it was flooding
we were flooding
you were flooding
they were flooding
Past Perfect
I had flooded
you had flooded
he/she/it had flooded
we had flooded
you had flooded
they had flooded
Future
I will flood
you will flood
he/she/it will flood
we will flood
you will flood
they will flood
Future Perfect
I will have flooded
you will have flooded
he/she/it will have flooded
we will have flooded
you will have flooded
they will have flooded
Future Continuous
I will be flooding
you will be flooding
he/she/it will be flooding
we will be flooding
you will be flooding
they will be flooding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flooding
you have been flooding
he/she/it has been flooding
we have been flooding
you have been flooding
they have been flooding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flooding
you will have been flooding
he/she/it will have been flooding
we will have been flooding
you will have been flooding
they will have been flooding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flooding
you had been flooding
he/she/it had been flooding
we had been flooding
you had been flooding
they had been flooding
Conditional
I would flood
you would flood
he/she/it would flood
we would flood
you would flood
they would flood
Past Conditional
I would have flooded
you would have flooded
he/she/it would have flooded
we would have flooded
you would have flooded
they would have flooded

flood

A lamp that gives a broad spread of light but is not focusable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flood - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry landflood - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
debacle - flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
flash flood, flashflood - a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration
Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, Noah's flood, the Flood - (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings
2.flood - an overwhelming number or amountflood - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
good deal, great deal, hatful, lot, muckle, passel, peck, mickle, mint, quite a little, slew, spate, tidy sum, wad, stack, raft, mountain, pile, plenty, mass, batch, heap, deal, flock, pot, mess, sight - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
3.flood - light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beamflood - light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
light source, light - any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
photographic equipment - equipment used by a photographer
4.flood - a large flowflood - a large flow        
flow, stream - the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
effusion - flow under pressure
5.flood - the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
filling - the act of filling something
6.flood - the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide); "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare
tide - the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
Verb1.flood - fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
flood in - arrive in great numbers
2.flood - cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
flow - cover or swamp with water
inundate, deluge, submerge - fill or cover completely, usually with water
spread over, cover - form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
drench, swamp - drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged; "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"
flood out, overwhelm, deluge - charge someone with too many tasks
3.flood - supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
4.flood - become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
fill, fill up - become full; "The pool slowly filled with water"; "The theater filled up slowly"

flood

noun
1. deluge, downpour, flash flood, inundation, tide, overflow, torrent, spate, freshet This is the sort of flood dreaded by cavers.
2. torrent, flow, rush, stream, tide, abundance, multitude, glut, outpouring, profusion The administration is trying to stem the flood of refugees.
3. series, stream, avalanche, barrage, spate, torrent He received a flood of complaints.
4. outpouring, rush, stream, surge, torrent She broke into a flood of tears.
verb
1. immerse, swamp, submerge, inundate, deluge, drown, cover with water The river flooded its banks
2. pour over, swamp, run over, overflow, inundate, brim over Many streams have flooded their banks.
3. engulf, flow into, rush into, sweep into, overwhelm, surge into, swarm into, pour into, gush into Large numbers of immigrants flooded the area.
4. saturate, fill, choke, swamp, glut, oversupply, overfill a policy aimed at flooding Europe with exports
5. stream, flow, rush, pour, surge Enquiries flooded in from all over the world.
Related words
adjective fluvial, diluvial
fear antlophobia

flood

noun
1. An abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain:
Chiefly British: spate.
2. Something suggestive of running water:
verb
1. To flow over completely:
2. To affect as if by an outpouring of water:
3. To come or go in large numbers:
Translations
سَيْلٌ من، عدد هائِل منطوفان، فَيَضانفَيَضَانيُغْرِقُيُغْرِق، يَغْمُر
наводнение
inundació
povodeňzaplavitzáplavarozvodnit sepotopa
oversvømmelseoversvømmeblive oversvømmethavvæld
inundo
üleujutusveetulv
سیل
tulvatulviahukuttaatukkia
बाढ़
poplavapoplavitipotoppotopitipreplaviti
árvíz
banjir
flæîa yfirflaumurflóðflóî
氾濫する洪水氾濫させる
(...을) 범람시키다범람하다홍수
diluviarediluviuminundareinundatio
antplūdisapšviestas prožektoriaisapšviesti prožektoriaiskylantis potvynisprožektorių apšvietimas
plūdistraumeapplūdinātpārplūdinātpārplūst
inundaţie
poplavapoplavitipovodenjpreplaviti
поплава
översvämningsvämma överöversvämma
ไหลบ่า ไหลล้นท่วมน้ำท่วม
повінь
lũ lụtlụtnạn lụtngậptràn ngập

flood

[ˈflʌd]
n
(when rivers overflow)inondation f
The rain has caused many floods → La pluie a provoqué de nombreuses inondations.
in flood [river] → en crue
[words, letters] → flot m, torrent m
He received a flood of letters → Il a reçu un flot de lettres.
to be in floods of tears → pleurer à chaudes larmes
vtinonder
The river has flooded the village → La rivière a inondé le village.
to be flooded → être inondé(e)
(FINANCE) to flood the market → inonder le marché
(AUTOMOBILES) [+ carburettor] → noyer
vi
(= fill with water) → être inondé(e)
[river] → être en crue
flood in
vi (= arrive in large numbers) [people] → affluer; [letters, requests] → affluer
flood into
vt fus (= arrive in) → affluer dans
flood out
vi (= leave) [crowd] → s'en aller (en masse)
flood out of
vt fus [+ country, building] → quitterflood damage ndommages mpl dus aux crues, dégâts mpl des eauxflood defences (British) nouvrages mpl anticrues, ouvrages mpl de protection contre les eauxflooded out adj
to be flooded out [building, area] → être inondé(e); [householder] → être chassé(e) par les inondations

flood

n
(of water)Flut f; floodsÜberschwemmung f, → Hochwasser nt; (in several places) → Überschwemmungen pl, → Hochwasser nt; the Flooddie Sintflut; the river is in floodder Fluss führt Hochwasser; she had a flood in the kitchenihre Küche stand unter Wasser
(fig)Flut f, → Schwall m; she was in floods of tearssie war in Tränen gebadet; the scene was bathed in a flood of lightdie Szene war lichtüberflutet
(also flood tide)Flut f
vt
fields, roads, townüberschwemmen, unter Wasser setzen; the village/cellar was floodeddas Dorf/der Keller war überschwemmt or stand unter Wasser; to flood the engineden Motor absaufen lassen (inf)
(storm, rain) river, streamüber die Ufer treten lassen
(fig)überschwemmen, überfluten; flooded with calls/complaintsmit Anrufen/Beschwerden überhäuft; flooded with lightlichtdurchflutet, von Licht durchflutet; she was flooded with reliefErleichterung wallte in ihr auf
(Comm) to flood the marketden Markt überschwemmen
vi
(river)über die Ufer treten; (bath etc)überfließen, überlaufen; (cellar)unter Wasser stehen; (garden, land)überschwemmt werden
(people)strömen, sich ergießen (geh); the crowd flooded into the streetsdie Menge strömte auf die Straßen

flood

:
flood control
flood disaster
floodgate
nSchleusentor nt; to open the floods (fig)Tür und Tor öffnen (→ to +dat)

flood

:
floodlight vb: pret, ptp <floodlit>
vt buildingsanstrahlen; football pitchmit Flutlicht beleuchten; (fig, = light brightly) → beleuchten
n (= device)Scheinwerfer m; (= light)Flutlicht nt; under floodsunter or bei Flutlicht
floodlighting
n
Flutlicht (→ anlage f) nt
(of building etc)Beleuchtung f
floodlit
adj flood football matchFußballspiel ntbei or unter Flutlicht
flood plain
nSchwemmebene f
flood protection
flood tide
nFlut f
flood victim
n (= person)Flutopfer nt

flood

[flʌd]
1. ninondazione f, alluvione f; (of words, tears) → diluvio
the river is in flood → il fiume è in piena
the Flood (Rel) → il diluvio universale
a flood of letters → una marea di lettere
she was in floods of tears → era in un mare di lacrime
2. vt (town, fields) (fig) → inondare, allagare (Aut) (carburettor) → ingolfare
to flood the market (Comm) → inondare il mercato
3. vi (river) → straripare
the crowd flooded into the streets → la folla si riversò nelle strade
flood in vi + adventrare in grande quantità
the light flooded in through the window → una gran luce entrava dalla finestra
flood out vt + adv (house) → inondare
they were flooded out → l'inondazione li ha costretti ad abbandonare le loro case

flood

(flad) noun
1. a great overflow of water. If it continues to rain like this, we shall have floods.
2. any great quantity. a flood of fan mail.
verb
to (cause something to) overflow with water. She left the water running and flooded the kitchen.
ˈfloodlight noun
a kind of very strong light often used to light up the outside of buildings etc. There were floodlights in the sports stadium.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈfloodlit (-lit)
to light with floodlights.
ˈfloodlighting noun
ˈfloodlit adjective
ˌflood-ˈtide noun
the rising tide.

flood

فَيَضَان, يُغْرِقُ, يَفْيضُ povodeň, rozvodnit se, zaplavit blive oversvømmet, oversvømme, oversvømmelse Flut, überlaufen, überschwemmen πλημμύρα, πλημμυρίζω desbordarse, inundación, inundar, inundarse tulva, tulvia inondation, inonder poplava, poplaviti allagarsi, inondare, inondazione 氾濫させる, 氾濫する, 洪水 (...을) 범람시키다, 범람하다, 홍수 onder water lopen, overstromen, overstroming oversvømme, oversvømmelse powódź, zalać, zostać zalanym alagar, cheia, enchente, extravasar, inundar затопить, затоплять, потоп översvämma, översvämning, svämma över ไหลบ่า ไหลล้น, ท่วม, น้ำท่วม sel, su baskınına uğramak, su basmak lũ lụt, ngập, tràn ngập 洪水, 淹没

flood

n inundación f