- [noun] the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
Synonyms: inundation, deluge, alluvion
- [noun] an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
Synonyms: inundation, deluge, torrent
- [noun] light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
Synonyms: light, lamp, photo
- [noun] a large flow
Synonyms: overflow, outpouring
- [noun] the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
- [noun] the inward flow of the tide; "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare
- [verb] fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
Synonyms: deluge, inundate, swamp
- [verb] cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
- [verb] supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
Synonyms: oversupply, glut
- [verb] become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"