An example of flood is covering the lawn with water after leaving the sprinklers on all night.
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.
A flood of words.
Rain flooded the valley; music flooded the room.
The underpass floods after a heavy rain.
The river floods nearly every spring.
To flood a carburetor.
A flood of complaints.
The floor was flooded with beer.
They flooded the room with sewage.
The station's switchboard was flooded with listeners making complaints.
Received a flood of applications.
The town was flooded when the dam burst.
People flooded the square. His inbox was flooded with mail.
The theater was flooded with ticket requests.
- The great flood in Noah's time: Gen. 7.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of flood
- Middle English flod from Old English flōd pleu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition