- The definition of a flood is an overflowing of water onto normally dry land.
- An example of flood is a river that overflows into the nearby streets.
- An example of flood is a bath tub overflowing onto the floor.
- Flood is defined as to overflow, or put too much liquid into something.
An example of flood is covering the lawn with water after leaving the sprinklers on all night.
A car submerged in the flood.
flood definition by Webster's New World
- an overflowing of water on an area normally dry; inundation; deluge
- the flowing in of water from the sea as the tide rises
- a great flow or outpouring: a flood of words
- Informal floodlight
- water, as opposed to land
- a large body of water, as a sea or broad river
Origin: Middle English flode ; from Old English flod, akin to German flut: for Indo-European base see flow
- to cover or fill with or as with a flood; overflow; inundate: rain flooded the valley; music flooded the room
- to put much or too much water, fuel, etc. on or in: to flood a carburetor
- to rise, flow, or gush out in or as in a flood
- to become flooded
flood definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry.
- A flood tide.
- An abundant flow or outpouring: received a flood of applications. See Synonyms at flow.
- A floodlight, specifically a unit that produces a beam of intense light.
- Flood In the Bible, the covering of the earth with water that occurred during the time of Noah.
- To cover or submerge with or as if with a flood; inundate: My desk is flooded with paper.
- To fill with an abundance or an excess: flood the market with cheap goods.
- To become inundated or submerged.
- To pour forth; overflow.
Origin: Middle English flod, from Old English flōd; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.
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