flood
noun.
the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
plains fertilized by annual inundations
noun.
an overwhelming number or amount
a flood of requests|a torrent of abuse
noun.
light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
noun.
a large flow
noun.
the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
Synonym: flowage
noun.
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
verb.
fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
the basement was inundated after the storm|The images flooded his mind
Synonym: deluge, inundate, swamp
verb.
cover with liquid, usually water
The swollen river flooded the village|The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes
verb.
supply with an excess of
flood the market with tennis shoes|Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient
Synonym: glut, oversupply
verb.
become filled to overflowing
Our basement flooded during the heavy rains