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Flood meaning

flood - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation.
  2. 2. A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of bank notes; a flood of paper currency.
  3. 3. Menstrual disharge; menses.
  4. 4. To overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley.
  5. 5. To cause or permit to be inundated; to fill or cover with water or other fluid; as, to flood arable land for irrigation; to fill to excess or to its full capacity; as, to flood a country with a depreciated currency.
  6. 6. The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; - opposed to ebb; as, young flood; high flood.
  7. 7. Moving mass of water; inundation; deluge; rising tide.
  8. 8. To overflow; inundate.

flood - examples of usage

  1. Indeed his doctrine was no doctrine, but only a back- door for himself to escape by in the event of flood or fire; the flood and fire have come; it remains to be seen how far the door will work satisfactorily. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  2. What a flood of good spirits poured through my frame as I passed on! - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. I simply put down on paper, as fast as I can, the thoughts that are pouring into my brain, like the waves of a flood flowing over it. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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