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a devastating flood/fire/earthquake etc
▪ The country is still recovering from last year's devastating floods.
a flood of immigrants (=a very large number of immigrants that arrive at the same time)
▪ He suggested the country would experience a flood of immigrants.
a flood of invitations (=a lot of invitations)
▪ He got a flood of invitations to appear on TV and radio shows.
a flood tide (=the flow of the sea towards the land)
▪ The wind drove the yacht inland on the flood tide.
a flood/earthquake/cyclone etc victim
▪ Earthquake victims were living in tents in the city's parks.
a flood/gale/tornado warning
▪ A flood warning has been issued for the River Wye in Herefordshire.
a flood/stream of inquiries
▪ The special offer has produced a flood of inquiries from interested customers.
a river floods
▪ There are fears that the river could flood.
a wave/flood/surge/rush of emotion (=a sudden very strong emotion)
▪ A great surge of emotion swept through her when she learnt that he was safe.
be in floods of tearsBritish English (= be crying a lot)
▪ By the time she left, she was in floods of tears.
famine/flood relief
▪ We donated $1,000 to the American Red Cross for flood relief.
fire/storm/flood etc damage (=caused by fire, storm, flood etc)
▪ The campsite suffered extensive flood damage.
flood plain
flood tide
light streams/floods in (=a large amount of light comes in)
▪ Light streamed in through the window.
memories come flooding back (=you suddenly remember things clearly)
▪ Evelyn hugged her daughter, as memories came flooding back to her.
relief floods through sbliterary
▪ When she heard he was still alive, relief flooded through her.
stem the tide/flow/flood of sth
▪ The measures are meant to stem the tide of illegal immigration.
▪ During the rainy periods they survive under water in the flooded areas for several months and will withstand a permanently submersed environment.
▪ This mucus floods the area at the base of the tongue and the entrance to the gullet, adhering to the walls.
▪ Global warming will cause the seas to rise, engulfing islands and flooding coastal areas.
▪ Nellist has fought an aggressive campaign on his Parliamentary record and flooded the area with leaflets - 20,000 distributed yesterday alone.
▪ He flooded the area with state police to protect the scabs.
▪ Hence sustainable agriculture could replace unsustainable agriculture, reducing the impact of erosion and flooding on downstream agricultural areas.
▪ Included has been everything from presiding over ceremonial events in Washington to making tours of flooded areas in the Midwest.
▪ Our switchboard was flooded with calls and thousands bombarded our appeal hotline to pledge donations.
▪ But weight-loss doctors say their offices have been flooded with calls from worried patients.
▪ I was flooded with calls just from those few advertisements.
▪ A tide of red flooded her cheeks.
▪ Hundreds flooded the city centre last week for the raising of the outlawed Morning Star flag.
▪ Drawings and letters from children around the world flooded to Oklahoma City after the bombing, inspiring and thanking the tireless workers.
▪ One day, the rains came, flooding the city in warm, wet torrents.
▪ Then millions of refugees flooding the city.
▪ Look how many others flood into the city even as I write.
▪ Abracadabra! Colour flooded back into her life, like magic.
▪ Merrill blinked, wishing that the hot colour hadn't flooded her face.
▪ Roman watched the delicate colour flood her face, his dark gaze unreadable.
▪ Even with his lips on her, colour flooded Jenna's face.
▪ During this period, it is estimated that half a million people were slaughtered in the communal violence that flooded the country.
▪ The church was most alarmed by groups flooding into the country after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
▪ Weapons have flooded into the country since the 1860s when the Royal Navy delivered arms to the Druze.
▪ A solvent is flooded on to the prepared face.
▪ Merrill blinked, wishing that the hot colour hadn't flooded her face.
▪ Then she realised, and felt heat flood her face.
▪ Roman watched the delicate colour flood her face, his dark gaze unreadable.
▪ Even with his lips on her, colour flooded Jenna's face.
▪ I remember that I liked ice skating on the flooded baseball field in winter.
▪ With warm weather coming, the residents are concerned about potential mosquito problems with the flooded, open field.
▪ The irrigation waters made possible by flooding their own homes might eventually help the people in their new.
▪ Heavy rains on wildfire-stripped hillsides caused mudslides and flooding of homes in San Bernardino on Tuesday.
▪ In Northwood, the golf course flooded, and rural homes along the Goose River were in trouble.
▪ In his opinion it might burst, flooding the house at any moment.
▪ Half a dozen neighbors came to check on us early Tuesday, when overland flooding surrounded our house.
▪ They include: Seal off all exits, flood house with a foot of water every hour.
▪ The Earth, a giant moon to the Moon, was flooding the land below with its radiance.
▪ This means that the sea in which the Bright Angel was deposited flooded the land in the east at a later date.
▪ Her hand closed on it, and light flooded the room.
▪ Robert could see the brilliant light flooding the Bloomsbury street outside.
▪ The light flooded down from five roundels high up on the far long side, as though in a cathedral clerestory.
▪ They believe moves to tighten the gun laws even further could result in even more firearms flooding the black market.
▪ Later, scores of such books would flood the market.
▪ As it is, Mr Botero has been whining that too many of his real works are flooding the market.
▪ The result: a flooded unskilled labor market.
▪ Farmers complain about no-one buying their wine and cheap imports flooding the markets.
▪ Already coffee ice creams are flooding the market.
▪ Too low-and they will complain that we are flooding their market with underpriced goods.
▪ Is the restaurant flooding the market with lots of cost-saving coupons?
▪ Back in the driving seat for the first time in 40 years the memories came flooding back.
▪ Sometimes they echo time-honoured memories of widespread flooding in the region following the end of the last ice age.
▪ His smile widened as many fond memories came flooding back.
▪ It is a good few years since most of them were serving, and the memories will soon be flooding back.
▪ Edward closed his eyes tightly as memories came flooding back.
▪ The memory of that morning flooded in, making her cringe inside.
▪ As she stood there holding it the memories came flooding back - and not all of them pleasant.
▪ One day, the rains came, flooding the city in warm, wet torrents.
▪ They are among hundreds of northeastern North Dakota farmers with crops damaged by the worst rain and rural flooding in living memory.
▪ Two months ago rains flooded the Incomati river and laid waste to part of the southern end of the town.
▪ Heavy rains flooded the dirt streets of Gaza.
▪ After recent rains many stretches are flooded, and its level in the gorge is already reaching danger point again.
▪ All over the county, residents are saying they've never seen this much rain and flooding.
▪ Then millions of refugees flooding the city.
▪ That wild sky and those immaculate rivers come flooding, literally, across the border.
▪ Some mudslides were reported throughout the region, blocking part of a river and causing some flooding.
▪ All he was attempting to do was to prevent the river from flooding these ungrateful people's houses.
▪ When the Meuse river flooded in 1995, the factory ground to a halt.
▪ The Severn is only one of the rivers that have flooded.
▪ An enormous sense of peace flooded the room, or perhaps it was generated in Miranda herself.
▪ Light flooded the room and Cassie blinked.
▪ Heart racing, she felt for the dangling cord and flooded the room with light just as the door closed quietly.
▪ The pale April sunshine flooded the room, but it was different from usual.
▪ Her hand closed on it, and light flooded the room.
▪ Rourke unlocked an oak-panelled door, flicking on a switch as he entered, flooding the room with light.
▪ Light came flooding into the room, startling her, making her open her eyes again.
▪ The styles now flooding the High Street are all dramatically long, with hemlines hovering around the ankle.
▪ Here in Scituate, the storm caused minor damage, flooding streets and knocking down power lines.
▪ Blocked storm drains flood the streets.
▪ Later, as he drove, the night cooled, sagging low with bright stars that flooded every street and yard.
▪ The door flew upwards and the light from the lock-up garage flooded the street, exposing Norman's secret to the world.
▪ But in the same breath, they threatened to flood the streets of Belgrade if he betrays them.
▪ Robert could see the brilliant light flooding the Bloomsbury street outside.
▪ When, later, he heard Larry's voice on Lee's telephone the tears seemed to flood his throat.
▪ A tide of red flooded her cheeks.
▪ Their pitiless tide floods virtually every scene.
▪ It is a pretty boring place, except tides ebb and flood there, as do the seasons.
▪ Like water flooding over your head.
▪ During the rainy periods they survive under water in the flooded areas for several months and will withstand a permanently submersed environment.
▪ Pour in plenty of water to flood it and then replace the soil when the water has soaked in.
▪ In Gilby, water has been flooding the town since the early hours.
▪ Rising water starts to flood his cabin.
▪ Two homeowners fight with sandbags and pumps through the day, preventing more water from flooding their basements.
▪ On the far side of the pond the shanties started, the lowest-lying cluster surrounded by water, flooded.
▪ One night the water in the gullies flooded over into the chalets.
before the Flood
flash flood/fire
▪ A couple of years ago these lanes were far from peaceful when a flash flood swept through the area.
▪ He believes Ruess probably died in a flash flood or fell off a cliff.
▪ In the event of a flash flood, remember that you should immediately seek higher ground.
▪ Like the desert after a flash flood, Freshers' Fair is decorated by societies which bloom for just a day.
▪ Summer flash floods achieve little beyond destroying crops.
▪ The report warns of extreme events such as thunderstorms causing flash floods and intense meteorological depressions.
▪ Urgent talks after flash flood causes chaos.
▪ After two days of continuous rain, the village was flooded.
▪ Donations flooded the newspaper and the school.
▪ Farmers flood the fields in order to grow rice.
▪ In the rainy season the river can rise rapidly to flood the valley in a few hours.
▪ Loneliness flooded her as she watched J.D. walk away.
▪ Melting snow floods the valleys each spring.
▪ The fire department showed up and flooded the hall with their hoses.
▪ The small room was flooded with light.
▪ The whole town flooded last summer.
▪ Three major rivers have already flooded, and two more are on red alert.
▪ And as she remembered her own vivid imaginings a blush crept up her throat to flood her cheeks with hot colour.
▪ Dust floated in the beams of light that flooded through the fanlight over the front door.
▪ If ozone deterioration persisted, they warned, solar ultraviolet radiation would flood Earth.
▪ That wild sky and those immaculate rivers come flooding, literally, across the border.
▪ They believe moves to tighten the gun laws even further could result in even more firearms flooding the black market.
▪ To flood the air with carbon dioxide, the biospherians hauled back the tons of dried grass clippings they had removed earlier.
▪ Read in studio Flash floods caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to houses after last night's storms.
▪ In the event of a flash flood, remember that you should immediately seek higher ground.
▪ A couple of years ago these lanes were far from peaceful when a flash flood swept through the area.
▪ He believes Ruess probably died in a flash flood or fell off a cliff.
▪ Like the desert after a flash flood, Freshers' Fair is decorated by societies which bloom for just a day.
▪ Summer flash floods achieve little beyond destroying crops.
▪ Urgent talks after flash flood causes chaos.
▪ To stop bad things before they become great floods that sweep away all living things.
▪ Protestant humanism was the source from which the great flood of the Reformation flowed between the fifteenth and the sixteenth centuries.
▪ A great flood of anger washed through Ellwood.
▪ In 1929 the Somerset drainage commission went out of existence at the height of a great flood.
▪ So great a flood ... has been estimated to have run for 2 weeks.
▪ A great flood in 1786 washed this away and it was followed by a bridge of 13 arches.
▪ Then everything is swept away in the great flood.
▪ It arrived in a great flood, a shock-wave of water that could be felt and heard.
▪ The worst floods in 22 years have left 758 dead and 200 missing in the state of West Bengal.
▪ Last Winter they suffered the worst floods for fifty years, with some homes being hit three times.
▪ For three weeks the country laboured under the worst floods in living memory.
▪ This year's floods have already reached the levels of 1938-the worst floods in the past 100 years.
▪ In addition, even this measure could not guarantee that recent flood levels would not be exceeded.
▪ The problem is that flood control is the responsibility of the National Rivers Authority.
▪ To the chagrin of authorities, flood control is not their only use.
▪ Living in camps, they carried out conservation work, planting new forests and helping with flood control projects.
▪ We have a flood control system that is severely damaged.
▪ The only conceivable justification for a dam on the Yellowstone was flood control.
▪ Angelenos continue to argue over flood control, levees and recreational use of the channel.
▪ The city left the natural wash intact, and the area now serves as both flood control and urban wildlife habitat.
▪ The major area of cooperation is infrastructure, mainly pollution and flood control.
▪ The assistance comes from the Bellwin scheme which can be activated for emergency relief after exceptional storm or flood damage.
▪ Dickson -- with no garage and no basement -- reported no flood damage.
▪ I hope they will still claim that rain belongs to them when people put in insurance claims for flood damage.
▪ Schafer said late Monday he hoped damage assessments for public and private flood damage from other counties would be collected by Friday.
▪ She feared the bounds of her mind would burst and she would be swamped, her sanity irretrievable in the flood damage.
▪ Homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage.
▪ It is calling for a radical overhaul of coastal protection and flood defence planning.
▪ The problem is occurring because of low river flows and breaches of the flood defence affecting many miles of riverbank.
▪ The report included a detailed review of London's flood defences.
▪ Residents were warned to prepare flood defences.
▪ Engineers looking at flood defences and modelling catchments, sewer systems and watercourses, have to take many factors into consideration.
▪ There is also talk of investing in flood defences and preventing building development on flood plains.
▪ But ecological obligations have led to a change in the type of flood defences proposed.
▪ They didn't have flood insurance this time around.
▪ He said a number of California cities-including San Franciscowill soon be eligible for flood insurance for the first time.
▪ With no flood insurance, they wonder whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency will help them with recovery money.
▪ Her dammed-up intelligence overflowed like a flood plain.
▪ The little town crowns a low plateau just out of reach of the flood plain of the nearby Deerfield River.
▪ The already over-stretched funds can not deal with serious infrastructure solutions to facilitate the development of flood plains.
▪ On the one hand, some Mars probes have transmitted pictures of what appear to be dried Martian rivers and flood plains.
▪ There is also talk of investing in flood defences and preventing building development on flood plains.
▪ Most important, although hitherto unmentioned, are the possible effects of flooding or otherwise downstream of the flood relief area.
▪ It raised just over £2,000 for flood relief.
▪ Contributing to an educational foundation or flood relief wins bonus points.
▪ The International Red Cross has appealed for $ 3.8m to assist 200,000 of the most vulnerable flood victims.
▪ Emerado's crews also had a shelter ready for flood victims and helped the local Red Cross fulfill its mission.
▪ A team of 45 doctors and nurses were flown into the region by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to treat flood victims.
▪ Tell that to the flood victims of 1884.
▪ A presidential declaration would trigger federal aid dollars for flood victims.
▪ Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad invited comments and questions from flood victims.
▪ Flooding disrupted rail services in three areas of Devon and Cornwall where flood warnings were issued on 33 rivers.
▪ Police in Essex and Kent issued flood warnings for yesterday afternoon's high tide and further problems were expected later.
▪ For most of the day there were flood warning notices but no road closed signs.
▪ Estimates put it at 40,000 million gallons of flood water.
▪ Now when there is excess flood water it is held between them and let out slowly later.
▪ The unprecedented downpour deluged the nearby Spiceball Park Leisure centre.The building was evacuated, as flood water filled the basement.
▪ He is a good swimmer - quite good enough, and quite mature enough in that way, to respect flood water.
▪ Watch out for flood water next week.
▪ Two feet of flood water swamped the Chapmans house at Westbury on Severn after a day of torrential rain.
▪ Other forms of natural mortality of small mammals occur when burrowing rodents may be trapped in their burrows by flood water.
▪ In February 1997, the dam's gates reportedly came close to failure under the pressure of fast-rising flood waters.
▪ The flood waters were controlled by a succession of carefully engineered sluice-gates and locks.
▪ Cushendall police requested further assistance in the Glengariff area at 1345 where more livestock had become cut off by the flood waters.
▪ Public sympathy following Mr Adams death has brought a flood of cards and almost twelve thousand pounds in donations for his family.
▪ The most dire forecasts say rising mercury on Earth could bring about both devastating floods and droughts.
▪ Low clearing bank base rates are bringing a flood of new offers intended to appeal to the country's 19 million savers.
▪ There is also talk of investing in flood defences and preventing building development on flood plains.
▪ The report warns of extreme events such as thunderstorms causing flash floods and intense meteorological depressions.
▪ The Environment Agency warns that even modest rainfall could cause more floods because the ground is so waterlogged.
▪ In general, however, there is little evidence to support the idea that many of the occasional desert rainfalls cause catastrophic floods.
▪ Some providers have tried to cope with this flood by sharply limiting the number of newsgroups they carry.
▪ The most dire forecasts say rising mercury on Earth could bring about both devastating floods and droughts.
▪ Woolsey served on the Petaluma City Council when the flood project was authorized after the devastating floods of 1982-83.
▪ The General Manager is inside it, in a wetsuit, trying to stem the flood.
▪ Church had effectively stemmed the flood of artists.
▪ Then she dropped her face into her hands, unable to stem the flood of tears a second longer.
▪ A flood of refugees poured over the bridge to escape the fighting.
▪ Helicopters continued to search for others who had climbed trees to escape from the flood waters.
▪ Last winter, the town suffered the worst floods for fifty years.
▪ The company has employed a number of new staff to cope with the flood of visitors to the site.
▪ The town was completely destroyed by floods.
▪ the wide flood plains of the River Nile
▪ There has been an extensive programme of restorations in Venice since the 1966 flood.
▪ Yosemite National Park is restricting access to the Park in order to cope with the flood damage.
▪ Even an occasional flood would not hurt, he said, because water could be released.
▪ It could provide data for other endeavors and possibly influence government codes regulating flood control.
▪ Snapping out of his brief trance, Mungo supposed Stanley was relieved that at least the shop had survived the flood.
▪ The same would be true if Clinton responds by scaring women about a flood of pro-life Dole-appointed judges.
▪ They remember vividly how floods once killed hundreds of thousands, and buried villages and temples.
▪ What is generating this uncontrollable flood?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Flood \Flood\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flooded; p. pr. & vb. n. Flooding.]

  1. To overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley.

  2. To cause or permit to be inundated; to fill or cover with water or other fluid; as, to flood arable land for irrigation; to fill to excess or to its full capacity; as, to flood a country with a depreciated currency.


Flood \Flood\ (fl[u^]d), n. [OE. flod a flowing, stream, flood, AS. fl[=o]d; akin to D. vloed, OS. fl[=o]d, OHG. fluot, G. flut, Icel. fl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. flod, Goth. fl[=o]dus; from the root of E. flow. [root]80. See Flow, v. i.]

  1. A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation.

    A covenant never to destroy The earth again by flood.

  2. The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; -- opposed to ebb; as, young flood; high flood.

    There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.

  3. A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of bank notes; a flood of paper currency.

  4. Menstrual disharge; menses.

    Flood anchor (Naut.), the anchor by which a ship is held while the tide is rising.

    Flood fence, a fence so secured that it will not be swept away by a flood.

    Flood gate, a gate for shutting out, admitting, or releasing, a body of water; a tide gate.

    Flood mark, the mark or line to which the tide, or a flood, rises; high-water mark.

    Flood tide, the rising tide; -- opposed to ebb tide.

    The Flood, the deluge in the days of Noah.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English flōd "a flowing of water, tide, an overflowing of land by water, a deluge, Noah's Flood; mass of water, river, sea, wave," from Proto-Germanic *floduz "flowing water, deluge" (cognates: Old Frisian flod, Old Norse floð, Middle Dutch vloet, Dutch vloed, German Flut, Gothic flodus), from the source of Old English flowan, from PIE verbal stem *pleu- "flow, float" (see pluvial). In early modern English often floud. Figurative use, "a great quantity, a sudden abundance," by mid-14c.


1660s, "to overflow" (transitive), from flood (n.). Intransitive sense "to rise in a flood" is from 1755. Related: Flooded; flooding.


n. A (usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water. vb. 1 To overflow. 2 To cover or partly fill as if by a flood. 3 (context figuratively English) To provide (someone or something) with a larger number or quantity of something than cannot easily be dealt with.

  1. n. the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations" [syn: inundation, deluge, alluvion]

  2. an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse" [syn: inundation, deluge, torrent]

  3. light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography [syn: floodlight, flood lamp, photoflood]

  4. a large flow [syn: overflow, outpouring]

  5. the act of flooding; filling to overflowing [syn: flowage]

  6. the inward flow of the tide; "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare

  1. v. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind" [syn: deluge, inundate, swamp]

  2. cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

  3. supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient" [syn: oversupply, glut]

  4. become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"

Flood (The Young Ones)

"Flood" was the sixth episode of British sitcom The Young Ones. It was written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer, and directed by Paul Jackson. It was first aired on BBC2 on 14 December 1982 and was the final episode of the first series.

Flood (video game)

Flood is a 1990 platform game developed by Bullfrog Productions. It was published for the Amiga and Atari ST by Electronic Arts. The objective is to collect all the litter and find the exit to the level. The game was not a huge commercial success and contained rather experimental styles of gameplay for its time, as well as a quirky sense of humour.

Flood (Boris album)

Flood is the third album by Japanese band Boris. Like the previous albums, it stays lengthy and massively slow, but in addition to sludge influences such as the Melvins and Sleep, there are undertones of psychedelic rock. Upon its initial release the album did not garner many reviews (neither positive nor negative); however, it has become a cult classic among fans and was played in its entirety every night of their 2013 US-based "Residency Tour"

Flood (film)

Flood is a British disaster film from 2007, directed by Tony Mitchell. It features Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig, David Suchet and Tom Courtenay, and is based on the 2002 novel of the same name by Richard Doyle.

Flood (Doyle novel)

Flood is a 2002 disaster thriller novel by Richard Doyle. Set in present-day London, the novel depicts a disastrous flood and fire of London, caused by a storm, and the consequential accident at an oil refinery, and failure of the Thames Barrier. The plot is similar to his 1976 novel Deluge, updated to include the construction of the Thames Flood Barrier.

The book was adapted into a 2007 disaster film, Flood, directed by Tony Mitchell.

Flood (They Might Be Giants album)

Flood is the third studio album by Brooklyn-based alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants, released in January 1990. Flood was the duo's first album on the major label Elektra Records. It generated three singles: " Birdhouse in Your Soul", " Istanbul (Not Constantinople)", and the domestic promotional track "Twisting". The album is generally considered to be the band's definitive release, as it is their best-selling and most recognizable album. Despite minimal stylistic and instrumental differences from previous releases, Flood is distinguished by contributions from seasoned producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley. John Linnell and John Flansburgh also took advantage of new equipment and recording techniques, including unconventional, home-recorded samples, which were programmed through Casio FZ-1 synthesizers. The album was recorded in New York City at Skyline Studios, which was better equipped than studios the band had worked in previously.

Promotion for Flood included television appearances, promotional videos, and an international tour. The album's mainstream promotion and success contributed to its status as the band's most well known album. Many fans, including young viewers of Tiny Toon Adventures, were first exposed to They Might Be Giants's music through Flood.

The album was initially issued on CD, LP, and cassette. Upon its release, Flood was met with praise from critics and achieved moderate success on sales charts. In 2013, the album was reissued as part of a CD series spanning They Might Be Giants' four Elektra releases. In 2014, it was reissued on LP in Europe by Music On Vinyl and in the United States by Asbestos Records for Record Store Day Black Friday. Another LP reissue is anticipated for 2015 from the band's label, Idlewild Recordings.


A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land which is usually dry. 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 occur as an overflow of water from water bodies, such as a river, lake, or ocean, in which the water overtops or breaks levees, resulting in some of that water escaping its usual boundaries, or it may occur due to an accumulation of rainwater on saturated ground in an areal flood. While the size of a lake or other body of water will vary with seasonal changes in precipitation and snow melt, these changes in size are unlikely to be considered significant unless they flood property or drown domestic animals.

Floods can also occur in rivers when the flow rate exceeds the capacity of the river channel, particularly at bends or meanders in the waterway. Floods often cause damage to homes and businesses if they are in the natural flood plains of rivers. While riverine flood damage can be eliminated by moving away from rivers and other bodies of water, people have traditionally lived and worked by rivers because the land is usually flat and fertile and because rivers provide easy travel and access to commerce and industry.

Some floods develop slowly, while others such as flash floods, can develop in just a few minutes and without visible signs of rain. Additionally, floods can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins.

Flood (producer)

Flood (born 16 August 1960) is the professional pseudonym of British post-punk and alternative rock record producer and audio engineer Mark Ellis. Flood's list of work includes projects with recording acts like New Order, U2, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Ministry, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Erasure, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey, A-Ha, Sigur Rós, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers, and Warpaint. His co-production collaborations have included projects with Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Steve Lillywhite, and longtime collaborator Alan Moulder, with whom he co-founded the Assault & Battery studio complex. In 2006, his work with U2 led to his sharing of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

Flood (Herbie Hancock album)

Flood is the eighteenth album by Herbie Hancock. It was originally released only in Japan in 1975 as a double LP, and features the Headhunters Band, performing their hits from the Head Hunters, Thrust and Man-Child albums. It originally received a Japanese CD release & finally got a US release in 2014 on the Wounded Bird label.

Flood (Baxter novel)

Flood is a 2008 work of hard science fiction by English author Stephen Baxter. It describes a near future world where deep submarine seismic activity leads to seabed fragmentation, and the opening of deep subterranean reservoirs of water. Human civilisation is almost destroyed by the rising inundation, which covers Mount Everest in 2052. Baxter issued a sequel to this work, entitled Ark, in 2009.

Flood was nominated for the British Science Fiction Award in 2008.

Flood (Headswim album)

Flood is the 1994 debut full-length album by the English rock band Headswim. Its original title was going to be Precipity Flood. The album included three singles, "Gone to Pot", "Soup", and "Crawl".

Flood (Keren Peles album)

Flood ( Hebrew: מבול, Mabul) is the second album by Israeli singer-songwriter Keren Peles. In September 2008, the album had sold more than 20,000 copies, making it Keren Peles' second gold album in Israel.

Flood (Jars of Clay song)

"Flood" is a song written and performed by Jars of Clay. It is considered to be their breakthrough song due to airplay on contemporary Christian music and alternative rock radio stations, two radio formats which rarely interact with one another. It was released in 1995 on their self-titled debut album. The album remained in the top 60 albums for much of the year and remained in Billboard's Top 200 albums for the entire 52 week (one year) cycle. The album went ' gold' and shortly after attained platinum status. The debut album has now sold well over 2,000,000 copies.

The single was a multi-format crossover hit in the United States, peaking at No. 12 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 37 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Flood (Halo)

The Flood are fictional parasitic alien life forms in the Halo video game series created by Bungie. They are introduced in Halo: Combat Evolved as a second enemy faction alongside the Covenant; they return in sequels Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo Wars, and as a gametype in Halo 4. The Flood are driven by a desire to infect any sentient life they encounter, and are depicted as such a threat that the ancient Forerunners were forced to kill themselves and all other sentient life nearly 100,000 years ago in an effort to starve the Flood to death.

The Flood's design and fiction was spearheaded by Bungie artist Robert McLees, who utilized unused concepts from the earlier Bungie game Marathon 2. The ringworld Halo was stripped of many of its large creatures to make the Flood's appearance more startling. Bungie environment artist Vic DeLeon spent six months of pre-production time refining the Flood's fleshy aesthetic and designing the organic interiors of Flood-infested space ships for Halo 3.

The player's discovery of the Flood in Halo: Combat Evolved is a major plot twist, and was one of the surprises reviewers noted positively upon release. The Flood's return in Halo 2 and Halo 3 was less enthusiastically praised. Reaction to the Flood has varied over the years; while some found the Flood too derivative and a cliché element of science fiction, some others ranked them among the greatest villains of all time.

Flood (surname)
Flood is a traditional Irish, Scottish and Sotonian surname and may refer to:
  • Ann Flood (born 1930), American actress
  • Anthony Flood (born 1984), Irish footballer
  • Chris Flood (born 1947), Irish politician
  • Clare Flood (active in 2005), Irish badminton player
  • Curt Flood (1938–1997), American baseball player
  • Daniel J. Flood (1903–1994), American politician
  • Dennis Flood, American politician, mayor of Irvington, New York in 1994–2006
  • Edward Flood (1805–1888), Australian politician
  • Gerald Flood (1927–1989), British actor
  • Henry Flood (1732–1791), Irish politician
  • Hulda Flood (1886–1968), Swedish politician
  • James Clair Flood, (1826–1889), American businessman
  • Liam Flood (circa 1943 – 2014), Irish bookmaker and poker player
  • Lisa Flood (born 1971), Canadian swimmer
  • Mark Flood (disambiguation), several people
  • Martin Flood (born 1964), Australian quiz–show winner
  • Michael Flood (21st century), Australian sociologist
  • Mike Flood (born 1975), American politician
  • Philip Flood (born 1935), Australian diplomat
  • Robert L. Flood (born 1955), British management scientist
  • Sonny Flood (born 1989), British actor
  • Toby Flood (born 1985), English rugby union player
  • W. H. Grattan Flood (1857–1928), Irish musicologist, historian, and author
  • Willo Flood (born 1985), Irish footballer
  • Sarah Flood-Beaubrun (born 1969), Saint Lucian lawyer and politician
Flood (Jeremy Fisher album)

Flood is the fourth album from Canadian singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher. It was released October 25, 2010 on Aquarius Records.

Flood (disambiguation)

A flood is an overflow or accumulation of an expanse of water that submerges land.

Flood(s), The Flood, Flooded or Flooding may also refer to:

Usage examples of "flood".

A great flood of pamphlets and broadsides represented him as the pathetic victim of absolutist oppression.

Lark was flooded with relief when she rounded a bend in the trail and saw Ace Brandon climbing toward her.

A raw and overwhelming grief flooded her, and her throat ached with defeat.

The Brattles, Hannah Flood and her children, and five other families--forty souls in all--had made it to some caves on the south end of the Achor Marshes and had remained hidden there for a week now.

The gathering clouds parted briefly and a crescent moon flooded the bay with a brilliant, achromatic light.

Her metabolic enhancer kicked in, flooding her body with extra adrenaline and inducing extra adenosine triphosphate.

Relief flooded through him when he saw the second assailant on the ground, Ager on top of him, blade sunk deep into his heart and lungs.

I knew that with the tide the big evil-looking albacore sharks hunted inshore upon the flood.

Roha moved slowly as if against a current in a flooding river, moved slowly through the Amar toward the fire.

Other authorities have suggested that the angiosperms originated along estuaries and bays as the ocean waters flooded the continents.

The waves rebounded in dazzling foam, the beach entirely disapppearing under the raging flood, and the cliff appearing to emerge from the sea itself, the spray rising to a height of more than a hundred feet.

The River Arend was in flood stage because of all the rain, however, and the current was definitely slowing him down.

Guests flooded in from the verandas and grouped themselves in doorways, watching Darden, who was flanked by the directors of the Argyle Museum.

As soon as the moon rose, full, flooding the desert with silver light, they were astir and preparing to move out.

An unmistakeable yearning flooded Aurora, along with an unfamiliar hunger she could only call desire.