Dictionary Results for flood


1. flood - noun

· the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"

Synonym(s): inundation, deluge, alluvion

Hypernym(s): geological_phenomenon




2. flood - noun

· an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"

Synonym(s): inundation, deluge, torrent

Hypernym(s): batch, deal, flock, good_deal, great_deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite_a_little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy_sum, wad




3. flood - noun

· light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography

Synonym(s): floodlight, flood_lamp, photoflood

Hypernym(s): light, light_source




4. flood - noun

· a large flow

Synonym(s): overflow, outpouring

Hypernym(s): flow, stream




5. flood - noun

· the act of flooding; filling to overflowing

Synonym(s): flowage

Hypernym(s): filling




6. flood - noun

· 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

Synonym(s): flood_tide, rising_tide

Hypernym(s): tide

Antonym(s): ebbtide




7. flood - verb

· fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"

Synonym(s): deluge, inundate, swamp

Hypernym(s): fill, fill_up, make_full




8. flood - verb

· cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

Hypernym(s): cover, spread_over




9. flood - verb

· supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"

Synonym(s): oversupply, glut

Hypernym(s): supply, provide, render, furnish




10. flood - verb

· become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"

Hypernym(s): fill, fill_up





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