1. an overwhelming number or amount

    Synonyms : deluge, inundation, torrent
    Type Of : 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
    Examples :
    • a flood of requests
  2. a large flow

    Synonyms : outpouring, overflow
    Type Of : flow, stream
  3. light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography

    Synonyms : flood lamp, floodlight, photoflood
    Type Of : light, light source
  4. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

    Synonyms : deluge, inundate, swamp
    Type Of : fill, fill up, make full
    Examples :
    • The images flooded his mind
  5. the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

    Synonyms : alluvion, deluge, inundation
    Type Of : geological phenomenon
  6. the act of flooding; filling to overflowing

    Synonyms : flowage
    Type Of : filling
  7. supply with an excess of

    Synonyms : glut, oversupply
    Type Of : furnish, render, supply, provide
    Examples :
    • flood the market with tennis shoes
  8. the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)

    Synonyms : flood tide, rising tide
    Type Of : tide
    Examples :
    • a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune
  9. become filled to overflowing

    Type Of : fill up, fill
    Examples :
    • Our basement flooded during the heavy rains
  10. cover with liquid, usually water

    Type Of : cover, spread over
    Examples :
    • The swollen river flooded the village
    • The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes