Synonyms of flood


1. flood, inundation, deluge, alluvion, geological phenomenon

usage: the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"

2. flood, inundation, deluge, torrent, batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad

usage: an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"

3. flood, floodlight, flood lamp, photoflood, light, light source

usage: light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography

4. flood, overflow, outpouring, flow, stream

usage: a large flow

5. flood, flowage, filling

usage: the act of flooding; filling to overflowing

6. flood tide, flood, rising tide, tide

usage: 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" -Shakespeare


1. deluge, flood, inundate, swamp, fill, fill up, make full

usage: fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"

2. flood, cover, spread over

usage: cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

3. flood, oversupply, glut, supply, provide, render, furnish

usage: supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"

4. flood, fill, fill up

usage: become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"

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Definition and meaning of flood (Dictionary)