Meaning of FLOOD in English

[flood] n [ME, fr. OE flod; akin to OHG fluot flood, OE flowan to flow] (bef. 12c) 1 a: a rising and overflowing of a body of water esp. onto normally dry land; also: a condition of overflowing "rivers in ~" b cap: a flood described in the Bible as covering the earth in the time of Noah

2: the flowing in of the tide

3: an overwhelming quantity or volume; also: a state of abundant flow or volume "a debate in full ~"

4: floodlight

[2]flood vt (1663) 1: to cover with a flood: inundate

2. a: to fill abundantly or excessively "~ the market" b: to supply to (the carburetor of an internal combustion engine) an excess of fuel so that engine operation is hampered ~ vi 1: to pour forth, go, or come in a flood

2: to become filled with a flood -- flood.er n

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