verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to suffer uterine hemorrhage, especially in connection with childbirth.
- to have an excessive menstrual flow.
Origin of flood
Synonyms for flood
Related Words for flooddeluge, downpour, glut, flow, spate, surge, tide, stream, wave, torrent, tsunami, rush, overwhelm, saturate, sweep, choke, swamp, drown, engulf, overflow
Examples from the Web for flood
Contemporary Examples of flood
Brazen cherry-picking of the information in this story inspired a flood of “Bush Was Right All Along!”Political Memes That Absolutely Must Die in 2015
January 1, 2015
In our Capitol, Albany lawmakers enjoy a flood of money, personal accounts, and protection for incumbents against attacks.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools
November 26, 2014
When the family was fine, or when a cruel employee at the dam was behind the flood, God was left out of the explanation.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?
November 9, 2014
A flood of negative ads on both sides damaged both men, but hurt Udall more, simply because he was the incumbent.A GOP Star Rises in Colorado, Beats Udall
November 5, 2014
Because the flood of campaign dollars into the state will make Katrina look like a spring shower.Election Day In The Big Sleazy
November 2, 2014
Historical Examples of flood
Here the tumult of mingled emotion subsided in a flood of tears.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Uncle Peter stood in a flood of light at the door of his room.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Fortunately, there was just then a flood of evening sunshine in the air.A Select Party (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
Miss Dasomma threw her arms about her, and broke into a flood of congratulation.Weighed and Wanting
If reproved, she would reply with a flood of injurious words.The Dream
- the inundation of land that is normally dry through the overflowing of a body of water, esp a river
- the state of a river that is at an abnormally high level (esp in the phrase in flood)Related adjective: diluvial
- the rising of the tide from low to high water
- (as modifier)the flood tide Compare ebb (def. 3)
- to bleed profusely from the uterus, as following childbirth
- to have an abnormally heavy flow of blood during a menstrual period
Word Origin for flood
Old English flod "a flowing of water, flood, an overflowing of land by water, Noah's Flood; mass of water, river, sea, wave," from Proto-Germanic *flothuz (cf. Old Frisian flod, Old Norse floð, Middle Dutch vloet, Dutch vloed, German Flut, Gothic flodus), from PIE verbal stem *pleu- "flow, float" (see pluvial). Figurative use by mid-14c.
1660s, from flood (n.). Related: Flooded; flooding.