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Definition of Flood

Flood
Flood Flood, n. [OE. flod a flowing, stream, flood, AS. fl[=o]d; akin to D. vloed, OS. fl[=o]d, OHG. fluot, G. flut, Icel. fl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. flod, Goth. fl[=o]dus; from the root of E. flow. [root]80. See Flow, v. i.] 1. A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation. A covenant never to destroy The earth again by flood. --Milton. 2. The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; -- opposed to ebb; as, young flood; high flood. There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. --Shak. 3. A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of bank notes; a flood of paper currency. 4. Menstrual disharge; menses. --Harvey. Flood anchor (Naut.), the anchor by which a ship is held while the tide is rising. Flood fence, a fence so secured that it will not be swept away by a flood. Flood gate, a gate for shutting out, admitting, or releasing, a body of water; a tide gate. Flood mark, the mark or line to which the tide, or a flood, rises; high-water mark. Flood tide, the rising tide; -- opposed to ebb tide. The Flood, the deluge in the days of Noah.
Flood
Flood Flood, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flooded; p. pr. & vb. n. Flooding.] 1. To overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley. 2. To cause or permit to be inundated; to fill or cover with water or other fluid; as, to flood arable land for irrigation; to fill to excess or to its full capacity; as, to flood a country with a depreciated currency.

Meaning of Flood from wikipedia

- A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry. In the sense of "flowing water", the word may also be applied to the inflow of...
- A flood myth or deluge myth is a myth in which a great flood, usually sent by a deity or deities, destroys civilization, often in an act of divine retribution...
- A flash flood is a rapid flooding of low-lying areas: washes, rivers, dry lakes and depressions. It may be caused by heavy rain ****ociated with a severe...
- list of major floods. Saint Marcellus's flood a storm tide is also called the "Second St. Marcellus flood". St. Mary Magdalene's flood occurred on and...
- Flood control methods are used to reduce or prevent the detrimental effects of flood waters. Flood relief methods are used to reduce the effects of flood...
- A flood-meadow (or floodmeadow) is an area of gr****land or pasture beside a river, subject to seasonal flooding. Flood-meadows are distinct from water-meadows...
- The Genesis flood narrative is the flood myth found in chapters 6–9 of the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. The story...
- The 1931 China floods, or the 1931 Yangtze–Huai River floods, were a series of floods that occurred from June to August 1931 in China, hitting major cities...
- The Johnstown Flood (locally, the Great Flood of 1889) occurred on Friday, May 31, 1889, after the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam, located...
- Flood! is a 1976 American made-for-television adventure film directed by Earl Bellamy. The earthen dam above Brownsville, Texas shows signs of imminent...