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Verb: flood  flúd
  1. Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
    "The images flooded his mind";
    - deluge, inundate, swamp
     
  2. Cover with liquid, usually water
    "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
     
  3. Supply with an excess of
    "flood the market with tennis shoes";
    - oversupply, glut
     
  4. Become filled to overflowing
    "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
Noun: flood  flúd
  1. The rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    "plains fertilized by annual floods";
    - inundation, deluge, alluvion
     
  2. An overwhelming number or amount
    "a flood of requests";
    - inundation, deluge, torrent
     
  3. Light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
    - floodlight, flood lamp, photoflood
     
  4. A large flow
    - overflow, outpouring
     
  5. The act of flooding; filling to overflowing
    - flowage
     
  6. The occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
    "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune";
    - flood tide, rising tide

Derived forms: flooded, flooding, floods

See also: flood in, flood out

Type of: batch, bunch, cover, deal, fill, fill up, filling, flock, flow, furnish, geological phenomenon, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, light, light source, lot, make full, mass, mess, mickle [archaic], mint, mountain, muckle, passel [US], peck, pile, plenty, pot, provide, quite a little, raft, render, sight, slew, spate, spread over, stack, stream, supply, tide, tidy sum, wad

Part of: photographic equipment

Encyclopedia: Flood, California