flood

Part of speech: verb

To inundate; deluge; supply to excess.

Part of speech: verb

To rise to or be at the flood; overflow.

Part of speech: noun

A freshet; inundation; deluge.

Part of speech: noun

The tide at its heights; high tide.

Part of speech: noun

A copious flow, as of sunlight; abundant or excessive supply.

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Usage examples "flood":

  1. We had ridden about ten miles from the place where we had slept, and Mr. Browne and I were talking together, when Flood, who was some little distance a- head, held up his hat and called out to us. - "Expedition into Central Australia", Charles Sturt.
  2. The bank, under- cut, had been swallowed by the flood. - "Laramie Holds the Range", Frank H. Spearman.
  3. Something in the attitude, and the faint sound of quiet, regular breathing, brought a flood of scarlet over Ivan's face. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.