- n the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
- n an overwhelming number or amount
a flood of requests
- n light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
- n a large flow
- n the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
- n the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare
- v fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
The images flooded his mind
- v cover with liquid, usually water
The swollen river flooded the village
The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes
- v supply with an excess of
flood the market with tennis shoes
- v become filled to overflowing
Our basement flooded during the heavy rains
- Picture 440 people obsessed with the tragic and the safe, people who get excited about earthquake "shake maps" and righteous about flood insurance.
- South Korea rejected North Korea's explanation for a sudden, deadly release of dam water, saying Tuesday that Pyongyang should clarify more thoroughly and apologize for flooding .
- With the great Mississippi flood of 1927 quietly seeping into the Gulf of Mexico, attention turned toward preventing the river from ever again driving valley-dwellers from their .