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Meaning of FLOOD

Pronunciation:  flud

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a large flow
  2. [n]  the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
  3. [n]  light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
  4. [n]  the inward flow of the tide; "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare
  5. [n]  the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"1
  6. [n]  an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
  7. [v]  cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
  8. [v]  become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
  9. [v]  fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
  10. [v]  supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"

FLOOD is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: alluvion, deluge, deluge, deluge, flood lamp, floodlight, glut, inundate, inundation, inundation, outpouring, overflow, oversupply, photoflood, swamp, torrent
 See Also: batch, cover, deal, debacle, deluge, drench, effusion, fill, fill, fill up, fill up, filling, flash flood, flashflood, flock, flood in, flood out, flood tide, flow, flow, flow, flowing, furnish, geological phenomenon, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, inundate, light, light source, lot, make full, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, overwhelm, peck, photographic equipment, pile, plenty, pot, provide, quite a little, raft, render, rising tide, sight, slew, spate, spread over, stack, stream, submerge, supply, swamp, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Flood\, 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.                                --Milton.
    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.    --Shak.
    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. --Harvey.
    {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.
  2. \Flood\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flooded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
Computing Dictionary

On a real-time network (whether at the level of tcp/ip, or at the level of, say, irc), to send a huge amount of data to another user (or a group of users, in a channel) in an attempt to annoy him, lock his terminal, or to overflow his network buffer and thus lose his network connection.

The basic principles of flooding are that you should have better network bandwidth than the person you're trying to flood, and that what you do to flood them (e.g., generate ping requests) should be *less* resource-expensive for your machine to produce than for the victim's machine to deal with. There is also the corrolary that you should avoid being caught.

Failure to follow these principles regularly produces hilarious results, e.g., an IRC user flooding himself off the network while his intended victim is unharmed, the attacker's flood attempt being detected, and him being banned from the network in semi-perpetuity.

See also pingflood, clonebot and botwar.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a raging flood with its muddy debris, represents emotional issues and tension. Your repressed emotions are overwhelming you. Consider where the flood for indications of where in your waking life may a situation be the source of stress and tension.
Biology Dictionary
    1. Water flowing over normally dry land. Excess water in a river causes a river to overflow its banks.
    2. A high streamflow overtopping the natural or artificial banks in any reach of a stream.
    3. Any flow that exceeds the bankfull capacity of a stream or channel and flows out on the floodplain; greater than bankfull discharge.
  1. Flow of a stream equalled or exceeded, on the average once in n years.
Easton Bible Dictionary

an event recorded in Gen. 7 and 8. (See DELUGE.) In Josh. 24:2, 3, 14, 15, the word "flood" (R.V., "river") means the river Euphrates. In Ps. 66:6, this word refers to the river Jordan.

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