flood flood  /f ˈləd/


  1. (n) the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
  2. (n) an overwhelming number or amount
  3. (n) light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
  4. (n) a large flow
  5. (n) the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
  6. (n) the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
  7. (v) fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
  8. (v) cover with liquid, usually water
  9. (v) supply with an excess of
  10. (v) become filled to overflowing


  1. A federal court shuts down a flood-control boondoggle in Missouri, saying the books were cooked to justify the project.
  2. Why and how to get flood insurance--no matter what your wet-behind-the-ears agent says.
  3. Now they met the flood emergency quickly and efficiently.


  1. Flood warnings extended for Pawtuxet, Pawcatuck

    National Weather Service flood warnings remain in effect for the Pawtuxet and Pawcatuck rivers after the second round of heavy rains in Rhode Island.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC 6 Providence

  2. Flood watch

    There is a flood watch 6 p.m. today through 1 p.m. Thursday. Strong thunderstorms are in the forecast.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Advertiser-Tribune

  3. Flood warning for Pawtuxet River at Cranston extended to Wednesday

    Flood warning for Pawtuxet River at Cranston extended to Wednesday
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Providence Journal

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