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English noun: flood

1. flood (phenomenon) the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land


SamplesPlains fertilized by annual inundations.


Synonymsalluvion, deluge, inundation


Broader (hypernym)geological phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)debacle, flash flood, flashflood, Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, Noah's flood, the Flood

2. flood (quantity) an overwhelming number or amount


SamplesA flood of requests.
A torrent of abuse.


Synonymsdeluge, inundation, torrent


Broader (hypernym)batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad

3. flood (artifact) light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography


Synonymsflood lamp, floodlight, photoflood


Broader (hypernym)light, light source


Part meronymphotographic equipment

4. flood (act) a large flow


Synonymsoutpouring, overflow


Broader (hypernym)flow, stream


Narrower (hyponym)effusion

5. flood (act) the act of flooding; filling to overflowing


Synonymsflowage


Broader (hypernym)filling

6. flood (event) the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)


SamplesA tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.


Synonymsflood tide, rising tide


Broader (hypernym)tide


Antonymsebbtide


English verb: flood

1. flood (contact) fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid


SamplesThe basement was inundated after the storm.
The images flooded his mind.


Synonymsdeluge, inundate, swamp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full

2. flood (change) cover with liquid, usually water


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


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover, spread over


Narrower (hyponym)deluge, drench, flow, inundate, submerge, swamp

3. flood (possession) supply with an excess of


SamplesFlood the market with tennis shoes.
Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient.


Synonymsglut, oversupply


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

4. flood (change) become filled to overflowing


SamplesOur basement flooded during the heavy rains.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up









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