What does the word flood mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Charles Sturt
  2. The bank, under- cut, had been swallowed by the flood. – Laramie Holds the Range by 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 by Margaret Horton Potter