the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
"a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare
- flood tide - rising tide
the act of flooding
filling to overflowing
a large flow
light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam
used in photography
- flood lamp
an overwhelming number or amount
"a flood of requests"
"a torrent of abuse"
the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
"plains fertilized by annual inundations"
become filled to overflowing
"Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
supply with an excess of
"flood the market with tennis shoes"
"Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
cover with liquid, usually water
"The swollen river flooded the village"
"The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
fill quickly beyond capacity
as with a liquid
"the basement was inundated after the storm"
"The images flooded his mind"