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FLOOD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flood mean? 

FLOOD (noun)
  The noun FLOOD has 6 senses:

1. the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
2. an overwhelming number or amount
3. light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
4. a large flow
5. the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
6. the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)

  Familiarity information: FLOOD used as a noun is common.


FLOOD (verb)
  The verb FLOOD has 4 senses:

1. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
2. cover with liquid, usually water
3. supply with an excess of
4. become filled to overflowing

  Familiarity information: FLOOD used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLOOD (noun)


Sense 1flood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

inundation; flood; alluvion; deluge

Context example:

plains fertilized by annual inundations

Hypernyms ("flood" is a kind of...):

geological phenomenon (a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flood"):

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)


Sense 2flood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An overwhelming number or amount

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

deluge; flood; inundation; torrent

Context examples:

a flood of requests / a torrent of abuse

Hypernyms ("flood" is a kind of...):

batch; deal; flock; good deal; great deal; hatful; heap; lot; mass; mess; mickle; mint; muckle; peck; pile; plenty; pot; quite a little; raft; sight; slew; spate; stack; tidy sum; wad; whole lot; whole slew ((often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent)


Sense 3flood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

photoflood; floodlight; flood lamp; flood

Hypernyms ("flood" is a kind of...):

light; light source (any device serving as a source of illumination)

Holonyms ("flood" is a part of...):

photographic equipment (equipment used by a photographer)


Sense 4flood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large flow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

overflow; flood; outpouring

Hypernyms ("flood" is a kind of...):

flow; stream (the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flood"):

effusion (flow under pressure)


Sense 5flood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of flooding; filling to overflowing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

flowage; flood

Hypernyms ("flood" is a kind of...):

filling (the act of filling something)


Sense 6flood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

rising tide; flood tide; flood

Context example:

a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune

Hypernyms ("flood" is a kind of...):

tide (the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon)


FLOOD (verb)


Sense 1flood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

deluge; flood; inundate; swamp

Context examples:

the basement was inundated after the storm / The images flooded his mind

Hypernyms (to "flood" is one way to...):

fill; fill up; make full (make full, also in a metaphorical sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something with something

Also:

flood in (arrive in great numbers)


Sense 2flood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover with liquid, usually water

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

The swollen river flooded the village / The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes

Hypernyms (to "flood" is one way to...):

cover; spread over (form a cover over)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "flood"):

flow (cover or swamp with water)

deluge; inundate; submerge (fill or cover completely, usually with water)

drench; swamp (drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something

Also:

flood out (charge someone with too many tasks)


Sense 3flood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supply with an excess of

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

oversupply; glut; flood

Context examples:

flood the market with tennis shoes / Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient

Hypernyms (to "flood" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Sense 4flood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become filled to overflowing

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Our basement flooded during the heavy rains

Hypernyms (to "flood" is one way to...):

fill; fill up (become full)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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