Meaning of FLOOD in English

■ noun

1》 an overflow of a large amount of water over dry land.

↘( the Flood ) the biblical ~ brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of the human race.

↘ literary a river, stream, or sea.

2》 an outpouring of tears or emotion.

↘an overwhelming quantity of things or people appearing at once.

3》 the inflow of the tide.

4》 short for ~light .

■ verb

1》 cover or become covered with water in a ~.

↘(of a river) become swollen and overflow its banks.

2》 arrive in or overwhelm with very large numbers.

↘fill or suffuse completely: she ~ed the room with light.

3》 overfill the carburettor of (an engine) with petrol.

4》 (of a woman) experience a uterine haemorrhage.


OE flōd , of Gmc origin; related to flow .

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