(biblical) The flood referred to in the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament.
- the great flood in Noah's time: Gen. 7
Other Word Forms of Flood
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Flood
- the Flood
Origin of Flood
From Middle English flod, from Old English flōd, from Proto-Germanic *flōduz, from Proto-Indo-European *plōtus, derived from *pleu- "to flow". Near cognates include Dutch vloed, German Flut, Danish flod, Icelandic flóð, and Gothic (flōdus).
Middle English flod from Old English flōd pleu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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