What is flood?

  • (noun): An overwhelming number or amount.
    Example: "A flood of requests"
    Synonyms: inundation, deluge, torrent
    See also — Additional definitions below


A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land. The European Union (EU) Floods Directive defines a flood as a covering by water of land not normally covered by water. In the sense of "flowing water", the word may also be applied to the inflow of the tide. Flooding may result from the volume of water within a body of water, such as a river or lake, which overflows or breaks levees, with the result that some of the water escapes its usual boundaries, or may be due to accumulation of rainwater on saturated ground in an areal flood.

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The Genesis Flood: The Biblical Record And Its Scientific Implications - Contents
... Whitcomb's section provides biblical arguments for a universal flood as well as attempting to refute non-geological difficulties with the biblical account ... Whitcomb specifically addresses the local flood theories of Bernard Ramm—who has far more entries in the index than any one else ... the work with a review of how geological theories had influenced Christian views of the Flood since the beginning of the nineteenth century and draws the "one vitally important lesson," that the biblical ...
The Genesis Flood: The Biblical Record And Its Scientific Implications
... The Genesis Flood The Biblical Record and its Scientific Implications is a 1961 book by young earth creationists John C ... Morris that "produced a stunning renaissance of flood geology," elevating the hypothesis "to a position of fundamentalist orthodoxy" while both polarizing evangelicals and carrying ...
1966 Flood Of The Arno River - Impact
... The flood has had a lasting impact on Florence, economically and culturally ... Artist Marco Sassone, in an 1969 interview, recalled the impact of the flood on Florence's residents "The only thing you could do was watch and be helpless ... save my children?'" It was reported that 101 people lost their lives in the flood waters ...
Deadliest Floods
... Below is a list of the deadliest floods worldwide, showing events with death tolls at or above 100,000 individuals ... Death toll Event Location Date 2,500,000–3,700,000 1931 China floods China 1931 900,000–2,000,000 1887 Yellow River (Huang He) flood China 1887 500,000–700,000 1938 Yellow ... China 1975 230,000 Indian Ocean tsunami Indonesia 2004 145,000 1935 Yangtze river flood China 1935 100,000+ St ...
Stamford Bridge, East Riding Of Yorkshire - Natural History - Flooding
... However, the following year a new record flood level was set ... again burst its banks and peaked slightly above the 1999 flood level ... Work started in Autumn 2003 to build new flood defences for Stamford Bridge and in Autumn 2004, work on the defences were finished ...

More definitions of "flood":

  • (noun): The act of flooding; filling to overflowing.
    Synonyms: flowage
  • (verb): Become filled to overflowing.
    Example: "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
  • (noun): The inward flow of the tide.
    Example: "A tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare
  • (noun): The rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land.
    Synonyms: inundation, deluge, alluvion
  • (verb): Cover with liquid, usually water.
    Example: "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
  • (verb): Supply with an excess of.
    Example: "Flood the market with tennis shoes"
    Synonyms: oversupply, glut

Famous quotes containing the word flood:

    There are flood and drouth
    Over the eyes and in the mouth,
    Dead water and dead sand
    Contending for the upper hand.
    The parched eviscerate soil
    Gapes at the vanity of toil,
    Laughs without mirth.
    This is the death of the earth.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Hearing the low sound
    of a cloud scattering rain
    at midnight
    and thinking for an eternity
    on his absent young wife,
    a traveller heaved a sigh
    and with a flood of tears
    howled the whole night long.
    Now, villagers won’t let him stay
    in their place anymore.
    Amaru (c. seventh century A.D.)

    Insurrection:... insurrection as soon as circumstances allow: insurrection, strenuous, ubiquitous: the insurrection of the masses: the holy war of the oppressed: the republic to make republicans: the people in action to initiate progress. Let the insurrection announce with its awful voice the decrees of God: let it clear and level the ground on which its own immortal structure shall be raised. Let it, like the Nile, flood all the country that it is destined to make fertile.
    Giuseppe Mazzini (1805–1872)