Synonyms for flood


1. flood, inundation, deluge, alluvion, geological phenomenon
usage: the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
2. flood, floodlight, flood lamp, photoflood, light, light source
usage: light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
3. flood, overflow, outpouring, flow, stream
usage: a large flow
4. flood, flowage, filling
usage: the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
5. flood, flow, flowing
usage: the inward flow of the tide; "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare


1. deluge, flood, inundate, swamp, fill, fill up, make full, flood in
usage: fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
2. flood, cover, spread over, flood out
usage: cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
3. flood, oversupply, glut, supply, provide, render, furnish
usage: supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
4. flood, fill, fill up
usage: become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
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