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Definition of "flood" []

  • An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry. (noun)
  • A flood tide. (noun)
  • An abundant flow or outpouring: received a flood of applications. See Synonyms at flow. (noun)
  • A floodlight, specifically a unit that produces a beam of intense light. (noun)
  • In the Bible, the covering of the earth with water that occurred during the time of Noah. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flood" in a sentence
  • "The latin flood is going to increase in the long run not controlled or reduced."
  • "Ah, but Rathin Mullick, stop, you must not use the word flood in this house, a bad word, a disastrous word!"
  • "Reversing a lower court decision, the Supreme Court upheld the policy exception according to the ordinary usage of the term flood and accordingly reduced Sher's award to recovery for damage from wind, lost rent, and other losses sustained during Katrina."