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Flood

Postby Bailey » Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:31 pm

flood (fld)
n.
1. An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry.
2. A flood tide.
3. An abundant flow or outpouring: received a flood of applications. See Synonyms at flow.
4. A floodlight, specifically a unit that produces a beam of intense light.
5. Flood In the Bible, the covering of the earth with water that occurred during the time of Noah.
v. flood·ed, flood·ing, floods
v.tr.
1. To cover or submerge with or as if with a flood; inundate: My desk is flooded with paper.
2. To fill with an abundance or an excess: flood the market with cheap goods.
v.intr.
1. To become inundated or submerged.
2. To pour forth; overflow.

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[Middle English flod, from Old English fld; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]

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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsNoun 1. flood - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
inundation, alluvion, deluge
geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
debacle - flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
flash flood, flashflood - a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration
2. flood - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
deluge, inundation, torrent
good deal, great deal, hatful, lot, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, quite a little, slew, spate, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew, stack, raft, pile, plenty, mass, batch, heap, deal, flock, pot, mess, sight - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
3. flood - light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
flood lamp, floodlight, photoflood
light source, light - any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
photographic equipment - equipment used by a photographer

I saw that the Dr. Goodword's Susqehanna is in flood stage, I fear it's gone beyond sussurrous. Which I found was already a goodword[shucky darn].

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Re: Flood

Postby sluggo » Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:41 pm

Bailey wrote:
I saw that the Dr. Goodword's Susqehanna is in flood stage, I fear it's gone beyond sussurrous. Which I found was already a goodword[shucky darn].

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Very timely! Been meaning to remark that, to a person, the TV network nabobs have been pronouncing it SUS-kwe-HON-na but it's actually SUS-kwe-HANN-a (frontal A)
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