Associations to the word «Flood»


FLOOD, noun. A (usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water.
FLOOD, noun. (figuratively) A large number or quantity of anything appearing more rapidly than can easily be dealt with.
FLOOD, noun. The flowing in of the tide, opposed to the ebb.
FLOOD, noun. A floodlight.
FLOOD, noun. Menstrual discharge; menses.
FLOOD, verb. To overflow.
FLOOD, verb. To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.
FLOOD, verb. (figuratively) To provide (someone or something) with a larger number or quantity of something than cannot easily be dealt with.
FLOOD, verb. (Internet) (computing) To paste numerous lines of text to a chat system in order to disrupt the conversation.
FLOOD, proper noun. (biblical) The flood referred to in the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament.
FLOOD CHUTE, noun. A short cut taken by a river or similar waterway during high water, rather than following the normal meandering route.
FLOOD FILL, noun. (computer graphics) A means of filling a discrete area with colour, based on colouring every pixel that can be recursively reached from a starting point.
FLOOD FILLS, noun. Plural of flood fill
FLOOD GATE, noun. Alternative spelling of floodgate
FLOOD MAP, noun. A map showing how an area would look in case of flooding, or rising sea levels.
FLOOD PLAIN, noun. Alternative spelling of floodplain
FLOOD PLAINS, noun. Plural of flood plain
FLOOD POOL, noun. An area that is inundated during periods of flooding to prevent inundation elsewhere
FLOOD POOL, noun. A swimming pool that is filled by water at high tide and remains filled at low-tide
FLOOD STAGE, noun. The elevation at which water overflows the natural banks of a river or other body of water in a given portion of the body of water.
FLOOD TEST, noun. (construction) the procedure in which a controlled amount of water is temporarily retained over a horizontal surface to determine the effectiveness of the waterproofing system.
FLOOD TIDE, noun. The period between low tide and the next high tide in which the sea is rising.
FLOOD TIDE, noun. (by extension) The highest point of something; a climax.
FLOOD TIDES, noun. Plural of flood tide

Dictionary definition

FLOOD, noun. The rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations".
FLOOD, noun. An overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse".
FLOOD, noun. Light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography.
FLOOD, noun. A large flow.
FLOOD, noun. The act of flooding; filling to overflowing.
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.
FLOOD, verb. Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind".
FLOOD, verb. Cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes".
FLOOD, verb. Supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient".
FLOOD, verb. Become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains".

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