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 .
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 .