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Definition 1: the act of flooding; filling to overflowing - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for flood in the sense of this definition

(flood is a kind of ...) the act of filling something

Definition 2: a large flow - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for flood in the sense of this definition

(flood is a kind of ...) the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

(... is a kind of flood ) flow under pressure

Definition 3: light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for flood in the sense of this definition

(flood is a kind of ...) any device serving as a source of illumination

"he stopped the car and turned off the lights"

(... is part of flood) equipment used by a photographer

Definition 4: the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where flood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune

Synonyms for flood in the sense of this definition

(flood is a kind of ...) the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon

Definition 5: the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where flood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • plains fertilized by annual inundations

Synonyms for flood in the sense of this definition

(flood is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth

(... is a kind of flood ) flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer

(... is a kind of flood ) a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration

(... is a kind of flood ) (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings

Definition 6: an overwhelming number or amount - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where flood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a flood of requests
  • a torrent of abuse

Synonyms for flood in the sense of this definition

(flood is a kind of ...) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

"a batch of letters" "a deal of trouble" "a lot of money" "he made a mint on the stock market" "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos" "it must have cost plenty" "a slew of journalists" "a wad of money"

Definition 7: cover with liquid, usually water - [verb of change]

Samples where flood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The swollen river flooded the village
  • The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes

(flood is a kind of ...) form a cover over

"The grass covered the grave"

(... is a kind of flood ) cover or swamp with water

(... is a kind of flood ) fill or cover completely, usually with water

(... is a kind of flood ) drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged

"The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"

Definition 8: become filled to overflowing - [verb of change]

Samples where flood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Our basement flooded during the heavy rains

(flood is a kind of ...) become full

"The pool slowly filled with water" "The theater filled up slowly"

Definition 9: fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid - [verb of contact]

Samples where flood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the basement was inundated after the storm
  • The images flooded his mind

Synonyms for flood in the sense of this definition

(flood is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

Definition 10: supply with an excess of - [verb of possession]

Samples where flood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flood the market with tennis shoes
  • Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient

Synonyms for flood in the sense of this definition

(flood is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

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