1. The rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land (synset 111475008)
    "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
  2. An overwhelming number or amount (synset 113797906)
    "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
  3. Light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam;
    Used in photography (synset 103370220)
  4. A large flow (synset 100330645)
  5. The act of flooding;
    Filling to overflowing (synset 101260222)
  6. The occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide) (synset 107417630)
    "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune"
  1. Fill quickly beyond capacity;
    As with a liquid (synset 201527311)
    "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
  2. Cover with liquid, usually water (synset 200217578)
    "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
  3. Supply with an excess of (synset 202361703)
    "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
  4. Become filled to overflowing (synset 200453175)
    "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"

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