Origin of flooding
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
Examples from the Web for flooding
Contemporary Examples of flooding
Meanwhile her husband William and his brother Harry were busy laying sandbags in towns affected by flooding.Kate Middleton's Awe-Inspiring Post-Baby Body
February 14, 2014
The game consists of flooding the bathroom with water, hiking up your skirt, and then gliding over the stream.‘Nymphomaniac,’ Lars von Trier’s Icy Orgy of Sex and Self-Loathing, Bows At Sundance
January 23, 2014
He recalls calling a meeting when “American Gypsies were flooding in by the carload” to Milwaukee.American Gypsies Are a Persecuted Minority That Is Starting to Fight Back
December 22, 2013
Its surgeons have had to deal with bombs, flooding and a shooter rampaging through the hospital.11 Wacky, Moving, Memorable ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Moments (VIDEO)
October 10, 2013
Of the 397 wells Encana shut down when flooding began, about 150 are back online.Did Floods Cause a Fracking Disaster in Colorado?
September 19, 2013
Historical Examples of flooding
The fever was in his brain, the magic of the tropic moon was flooding his soul.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
The flooding of the Yser marks the end of the main struggle for Calais.
The sun was flooding my chamber, and at my bedside stood Anatole.Bardelys the Magnificent
The moon had risen and was flooding the tumbled landscape with its cold, white light.The Coyote
Your boss politicians,” said Conroy, “have been flooding us out with telegrams.The Red Hand of Ulster
George A. Birmingham
- 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
1660s, from flood (n.). Related: Flooded; flooding.
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.