- 1an overflow of water that submerges land which is usually dry
- 2a large amount of something that comes suddenly or unexpectedly
Using flood: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "flood" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The flood destroyed many homes and businesses.
The city was hit by a flood after heavy rain.
A flood of emails flooded my inbox after the announcement.
The company experienced a flood of orders after the product launch.
flood Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using flood
to try to stop or control a large number of things that are happening very quickly
The police tried to hold back the flood of protesters.
Seeing her childhood home again brought a flood of memories back to her.
The company flooded the market with cheap products, driving many competitors out of business.
Phrases with flood
The road was closed due to a flash flood.
She burst into a flood of tears when she heard the news.
The fishermen went out to sea during the flood tide.
Origins of flood
from Old English 'flōd', related to German 'Flut'
Summary: flood in Brief
The term 'flood' [flʌd] refers to an overflow of water that submerges land or a large amount of something that comes suddenly. It can be caused by heavy rain or a sudden influx of something. Examples include 'The flood destroyed many homes and businesses,' and 'A flood of emails flooded my inbox.' Phrases like 'flash flood' and idioms like 'hold back the flood' add nuance to the term.