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Synonyms for flood
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flood, inundation, deluge, alluvion(noun)

    the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

    "plains fertilized by annual inundations"

    Synonyms:
    alluvial sediment, waterspout, pelter, soaker, deluge, floodlight, cloudburst, rising tide, overflow, alluvial deposit, downpour, alluvion, alluvium, flowage, inundation, flood tide, flood lamp, photoflood, outpouring, torrent

  2. flood, inundation, deluge, torrent(noun)

    an overwhelming number or amount

    "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"

    Synonyms:
    waterspout, pelter, soaker, deluge, floodlight, cloudburst, rising tide, overflow, violent stream, downpour, alluvion, flowage, inundation, flood tide, flood lamp, photoflood, outpouring, torrent

  3. flood, floodlight, flood lamp, photoflood(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    flood lamp, rising tide, floodlight, flood tide, overflow, outpouring, torrent, flowage, deluge, inundation, alluvion, photoflood

  4. flood, overflow, outpouring(noun)

    a large flow

    Synonyms:
    outflow, run, deluge, overspill, onslaught, runoff, discharge, rising tide, overflow, gush, spring, torrent, natural spring, alluvion, flowage, inundation, flood tide, flood lamp, bombardment, fountain, photoflood, outpouring, barrage, flush, floodlight

  5. flood, flowage(noun)

    the act of flooding; filling to overflowing

    Synonyms:
    flood lamp, rising tide, floodlight, flood tide, overflow, outpouring, torrent, flowage, deluge, inundation, alluvion, photoflood

  6. flood tide, flood, rising tide(verb)

    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

    Synonyms:
    flood lamp, rising tide, floodlight, flood tide, overflow, outpouring, climax, torrent, flowage, deluge, inundation, alluvion, photoflood

  7. deluge, flood, inundate, swamp(verb)

    fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

    "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"

    Synonyms:
    submerge, oversupply, swamp, flood out, glut, inundate, overwhelm, deluge, drench

  8. flood(verb)

    cover with liquid, usually water

    "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

    Synonyms:
    glut, swamp, deluge, inundate, oversupply

  9. flood, oversupply, glut(verb)

    supply with an excess of

    "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"

    Synonyms:
    stuff, scarf out, gorge, deluge, pig out, gourmandize, oversupply, swamp, englut, glut, satiate, overgorge, overindulge, inundate, engorge, binge, gormandize, ingurgitate, overeat, gormandise

  10. flood(verb)

    become filled to overflowing

    "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"

    Synonyms:
    glut, swamp, deluge, inundate, oversupply

Wiktionary

  1. flood(verb)

    Synonyms:
    swamp, inundate, deluge, overfill, Deluge

  2. flood(verb)

    The flood referred to in the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament.

    Synonyms:
    inundate, deluge, overfill, swamp, Deluge

  3. flood(verb)

    To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.

    Synonyms:
    swamp, deluge, overfill, inundate

  4. flood(verb)

    To provide (someone or something) with a larger number or quantity of something than cannot easily be dealt with.

    The station's switchboard was flooded with listeners making complaints.

    Synonyms:
    deluge, inundate, overfill, swamp

  5. flood(verb)

    To paste numerous lines of text to a chat system in order to disrupt the conversation.

    Synonyms:
    deluge, inundate, overfill, swamp

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flood

    Synonyms:
    deluge, inundation, abundance

    Antonyms:
    drought, drain, ebb, scarcity, subsidence

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flood(n.)

    Synonyms:
    inundation, deluge, overflow, freshet

  2. flood(n.)

    Synonyms:
    great flow

  3. flood(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    overflow, inundate, deluge, flow

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flood(n)

    Synonyms:
    deluge, inundation, overflow, cataclysm, freshet

    Associated words:
    antediluvial, antediluvian, diluvial, diluvian, alluvium, alluvial, alluvion

  2. flood(v)

    Synonyms:
    inundate, deluge, overflow, submerge

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    flooding, floods, inundation, deluge, avalanche, influx, raw, floodwater, freshet, flow, torrent, wave, inundate

How to pronounce flood?

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How to say flood in sign language?

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How to use flood in a sentence?

  1. William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 4 scene 3:

    There is a tide in the affairs of men Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

  2. Betsey Hazard:

    It's really the river that has us worried, they say that the river won't flood in New Orleans, but we have a 5-year-old and a 10-month-old, and we don't want to take any chances.

  3. Mathias Cormann:

    We have been dealing with the impact of a significant flood and drought in the domestic context and, all things considered, the fact that we continue to grow is an indication of the resilience of the Australian economy.

  4. Anthony McCarthy:

    The summers in Baltimore tend to be very violent, and the mayor wants to get a handle on all the murders, the flood of guns on the streets and the gang activity.

  5. Don Forgeron:

    This means limiting or ending the practice of building in areas deemed high risk by flood mapping and having a hard discussion about where to build in areas that are close to our boreal forests.


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