HyperDic: flood

English > 10 senses of the word flood:
VERBcontactflood, deluge, inundate, swampfill quickly beyond capacity
changefloodcover with liquid / liquid, usually water
possessionflood, oversupply, glutsupply with an excess of
changefloodbecome filled to overflowing
NOUNphenomenonflood, inundation, deluge, alluvionthe rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
quantityflood, inundation, deluge, torrentan overwhelming number or amount
artifactflood, floodlight, flood lamp, photofloodlight that is a source / source of artificial illumination having a broad beam
actflood, overflow, outpouringa large / large flow
actflood, flowagethe act of flooding
eventflood, flood tide, rising tidethe occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
flood > pronunciation
Soundsflah'd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
English > flood: 10 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningThe rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land.
Synonymsinundation, deluge, alluvion
NarrowerNoah's flood, Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, the Flood(Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah
debacleflooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
flash flood, flashfloodA sudden local flood of great volume and short duration
Broadergeological phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
Spanishaluvión, avalancha, avenida, diluvio, inundación
Catalandiluvi, inundació
Verbsfloodcover with liquid / liquid, usually water
floodbecome filled to overflowing
floodfill quickly beyond capacity
English > flood: 10 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningAn overwhelming number or amount.
Example"a flood of requests"
Synonymsinundation, deluge, torrent
Broaderbatch, 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(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
Spanishdiluvio, inundación
Catalandiluvi, inundació
Verbsfloodsupply with an excess of
English > flood: 10 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaninglight that is a source / source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography.
Synonymsfloodlight, flood lamp, photoflood
Part ofphotographic equipmentequipment used by a photographer
Broaderlight, light sourceAny device serving as a source of illumination
Spanishfoco
Catalanfocus
English > flood: 10 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA large / large flow.
Synonymsoverflow, outpouring
NarrowereffusionFlow under pressure
Broaderflow, streamThe act of flowing or streaming
Spanishdesbordamiento, inundación, riada
Catalaninundació, negament, revinguda, riada, riuada
English > flood: 10 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of flooding; filling / filling / filling to overflowing.
Synonymflowage
BroaderfillingThe act of filling something
Spanishinundación
Verbsfloodbecome filled to overflowing
floodfill quickly beyond capacity
English > flood: 10 senses > noun 6, event
MeaningThe occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide).
Example"a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune"-Shakespeare
Synonymsflood tide, rising tide
BroadertideThe periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
OppositeebbtideThe tide while water is flowing out
Spanishmarea creciente
English > flood: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningFill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid / liquid.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something with something
Example "The images flooded his mind"
Synonymsdeluge, inundate, swamp
Broaderfill, fill up, make fullmake full, also in a metaphorical sense
See alsoflood inarrive in great numbers
Spanishinundar
Catalaninundar
Nounsfloodthe act of flooding
floodthe rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
floodinga technique used in behavior therapy
English > flood: 10 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningCover with liquid / liquid, usually water.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "The swollen river flooded the village"
  • "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
NarrowerflowCover or swamp with water
inundate, deluge, submergeFill or cover completely, usually with water
swamp, drenchdrench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
Broadercover, spread overform a cover over
See alsoflood outcharge someone with too many tasks
Spanishanegar, inundar
Catalandesbordar-se, inundar, negar
Nounsfloodthe rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
English > flood: 10 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningSupply with an excess of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody with something
Example"flood the market with tennis shoes"
Synonymsoversupply, glut
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Spanishinundar
Catalaninundar
Nounsfloodan overwhelming number or amount
English > flood: 10 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome filled to overflowing.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
Broaderfill, fill upBecome full
Spanishinundarse, inundar
Catalandesbordar-se, inundar-se, inundar
Nounsfloodthe act of flooding
floodthe rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

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