flood

Definitions

  • Making an Ice Road by Flooding
    Making an Ice Road by Flooding
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v flood cover with liquid, usually water "The swollen river flooded the village","The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
    • v flood become filled to overflowing "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
    • v flood fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid "the basement was inundated after the storm","The images flooded his mind"
    • v flood supply with an excess of "flood the market with tennis shoes","Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
    • n flood a large flow
    • n flood the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
    • n flood light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
    • n flood 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"
    • n flood the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
    • n flood an overwhelming number or amount "a flood of requests","a torrent of abuse"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A regular waterfall of tears came gushing from her eyes, flooding all around her A regular waterfall of tears came gushing from her eyes, flooding all around her
Preparations for blowing up Flood Rock Preparations for blowing up Flood Rock

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There was a molasses flood in Boston on January 15, 1919 that killed 21 people and injured 150 people
    • Flood 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 ."
    • Flood 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.
    • Flood Menstrual disharge; menses.
    • Flood 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."
    • Flood 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 To overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Over the last 50 years in the United States, approximately 9,000 people have died as a result of tornadoes, 5,000 as the result of floods, and 4,000 as the result of hurricanes.
    • n flood Flowing water; a stream, especially a great stream; a river.
    • n flood A great body of water; the sea.
    • n flood A great body of moving water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually covered with water; a deluge; an inundation.
    • n flood The inflow of the tide; the semidiurnal rise or swell of water in the ocean: opposed to ebb.
    • n flood A great body or stream of any fluid or fluidlike substance; anything resembling such a stream: as, a flood of lava; a flood of light.
    • n flood Hence A great quantity; an overflowing abundance; a superabundance.
    • n flood The menstrual discharge when excessive.
    • flood To overflow; inundate; deluge, literally or figuratively: as, to flood a building or a mine in order to extinguish a fire; to flood a meadow.
    • flood To be poured out abundantly; rise in a flood.
    • flood To have an excessive menstrual discharge; also, to bleed profusely after parturition; suffer post-partum hemorrhage; flow, as a lying-in woman.
    • n flood A large, broad body of water; main tide.
    • n flood The main ocean; main sea.
    • flood See splash, 4.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rising sea levels caused by global warming could lead to major flooding in Shanghai and Guangzhou and other Chinese coastal cities by year 2050. This could cause 76 million people to become homeless.
    • n Flood flud a great flow of water:
    • v.t Flood to overflow: to inundate: to bleed profusely, as after parturition:—pr.p. flood′ing; pa.p. flood′ed
    • n Flood flud (B.) a river: an inundation: a deluge: the rise or flow of the tide: any great quantity
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Quotations

  • Warren Chappell
    Warren Chappell
    “The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.”
  • George Meredith
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    “A kiss is but a kiss now! and no wave of a great flood that whirls me to the sea. But, as you will! we'll sit contentedly, and eat our pot of honey on the grave.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “No individual raindrop ever considers itself responsible for the flood.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. flod, a flowing, stream, flood, AS. flōd,; akin to D. vloed, OS. flōd, OHG. fluot, G. flut, Icel. flōð, Sw. & Dan. flod, Goth. flōdus,; from the root of E. flow,. √80. See Flow (v. i.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. flód; Dut. vloed, Ger. fluth. Cog. with flow.

Usage

In literature:

And look, heed it, what sunders us, this mighty Flood, which hath been from the beginning and shall be to the end.
"The Sundering Flood" by William Morris
Instantly a flood of questions poured forth, but no answers were returned.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
The pool lay shimmering and basking in the flood of the June sun.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Men live more now than they did before the flood.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
The proud Flood building was a hollow shell.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
Bob resolved to give them to her in a flood.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
A flood of fury swept away his judgment.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
The plucky little lad had hit on this expedient of ferrying the old nurse and housekeeper over the flood to the house!
"The Island House" by F. M. Holmes
It had hurt her, twisted her nature a little, given a fountain of bitterness to her soul, which welled up and flooded her life sometimes.
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
Nor tree was felled, in all that world of woods, Save by the beaver's tooth, or winds, or rush of floods.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
Being fed only by a few short mountain brooks, it was little affected by floods.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
Inch by inch, and foot by foot, the flood was approaching the crest.
"The Boy Ranchers in Camp" by Willard F. Baker
Now she was alone, and the floods of her bitterness were unloosed.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Snow-fields were instantly turned to water and flooded the lower valleys with rushing tides.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
What manner of man Noah was during the flood, is shown sufficiently by the story of the flood itself.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
A flood of glory rolls once more along their summits.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Simon saw time as a black river in flood, sweeping away everything he had worked and fought for.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
The negro had his mule, and the planter his horses and cattle to carry on his work when the flood should disappear.
"A Story of the Red Cross" by Clara Barton
This is a disease that sometimes attacks young cattle when pastured in low-lying meadows near rivers subject to flood.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
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In poetry:

And lifted the gloomy shadows
That overspread my life,
And flooding my home with gladness,
Made me a happy wife.
"The Sparrow's Fall" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
It hung upon the willow tree,
It hung upon the flood,
It gave to view the poplar isle
And all the scene of blood.
"Jaspar" by Robert Southey
But, lady! now a deeper gloom
Surrounds thy lover's soul,
And wilder floods of grief and woe,
Around his spirit roll.
"Stanzas" by James Avis Bartley
It flooded me with pleasure,
It pierced me like a sword,
When this young maiden sang: "My soul
Doth magnify the Lord."
"The Singing Girl" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
"Awa, awa, ye ill woman,
You'r nae come here for good;
You'r but some witch, or wile warlock,
Or mer-maid of the flood."
"Love Gregor; Or, The Lass Of Lochroyan" by Andrew Lang
Only the osiers understood,
And the drowned meadows spied
What else than wreckage of a flood
Stole outward on that tide.
"The Flight" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

The information now shows that Lake Pinehurst's theoretical potential 100-year flood water level is a foot lower than reported in an earlier official flood plain map done in 1989.
A proposed revision of the Wayne County flood ordinance would require new buildings in the county flood plain to be constructed a foot higher to avoid flood water.
Resort owner Terry Roy stands on the flooded shore of Big Sandy Lake, which is expected to crest Friday after more than a week of flooding.
The bands of storms that rolled through the DC region Friday inflicted widespread damage, flooded streets, and required heroic efforts to rescue people in flooded cars and three teens clinging to bridge supports in swift moving waters.
Brandon Manty (right) photographs flooding behind the Whole Foods Coop Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding in Duluth, Minn. Derek Montgomery/Minnesota Public Radio.
More than 13 months after severe flooding swept through the Susquehanna River Basin, state lawmakers have swept themselves out of Harrisburg to campaign, without approving flood aid.
A year after historic Pakistan floods left hundreds of thousands homeless, Islamabad 's slow response to new floods has prompted a UN appeal.
Some stretches of the James River remain well above flood stage as winter nears, and state officials are urging residents in or near the flood plain to continue taking steps to protect themselves and their property.
Flood is the son of Patrick and Karen Flood of Clifton Springs, N.Y. De Windt is a third grade teacher at J.D.
Flood turned home into Noah's Ark, boyfriend, noah, goat, room, one, dog, slim, ark, laundry, flood.
Heavy spring rains and more snow to the north have increased concerns for flooding along the Mississippi River and Lake Red Rock is playing a part in trying to combat those flood waters.
While protestors were flooding the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday in opposition to anti-abortion legislation, women's rights advocates were flooding state politicians with personal medical questions on Twitter.
When returning to a home that's been flooded after natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, be aware that your house may be contaminated with mold or sewage, which can cause health risks for your family.
The bridge has sustained damage from floods in 2004, 2006 and was again hard-hit by the historic August 28, 2011 flood.
If you were stuck in the flood, assisted in the clean-up or touched dirty flood waters, you should get a Tetanus shot.
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In science:

The SYN flood attack exploits a vulnerability of the TCP three-way handshake, namely, that a server needs to allocate a large data structure for any incoming SYN packet regardless of its authenticity. During SYN flood attacks, the attacker sends SYN packets with source IP addresses that do not exist or are not in use.
CNoA: Challenging Number Approach for uncovering TCP SYN flooding using SYN spoofing attack
The SYN flood attack exploits a vulnerability of the TCP three-way handshake, namely, that a server needs to allocate a large data structure for any incoming SYN packet regardless of its authenticity. During SYN flood attacks, the attacker sends SYN packets with source IP addresses that do not exist or are not in use.
CNoA: Challenging Number Approach for uncovering TCP SYN flooding using SYN spoofing attack
The methods used for preventing TCP SYN flood is done by the following way using the server as the detector of the attack and the local router of the attacker is used to prevent the attack.
CNoA: Challenging Number Approach for uncovering TCP SYN flooding using SYN spoofing attack
CNoA method is used for the mitigation of TCP SYN flood with IP spoofing.
CNoA: Challenging Number Approach for uncovering TCP SYN flooding using SYN spoofing attack
The CNoA method is very much useful in detecting SYN Spoofing and prevention of the TCP SYN flooding attack. The TCP SYN flooding which proves to be unpreventable by spoofing their identity is mitigated by using this method.
CNoA: Challenging Number Approach for uncovering TCP SYN flooding using SYN spoofing attack
Merabti “DiDDeM: A System for Early Detection o f TCP SYN Flood Attacks” in proceedings of Globecom 2004 pp.2037 -2042.
CNoA: Challenging Number Approach for uncovering TCP SYN flooding using SYN spoofing attack
J. Lemon, “Resisting syn flooding dos attacks with a syn cache”, in Proc. USENIX BSDCon’2002, pp. 89–98.
CNoA: Challenging Number Approach for uncovering TCP SYN flooding using SYN spoofing attack
Lemon, “Resisting syn flooding dos attacks with a syn cache”.
CNoA: Challenging Number Approach for uncovering TCP SYN flooding using SYN spoofing attack
He also thanks Kevin Flood for helpful discussions, and appreciates the support from Colin Jessop.
Inclusive Measurements of $B \to X_c\ell\nu$ and $B \to X_s\gamma$ Decays
We consider the complexity of problems related to the combinatorial game Free-Flood-It, in which players aim to make a coloured graph monochromatic with the minimum possible number of flooding operations.
The complexity of Free-Flood-It on 2xn boards
In this paper we consider the complexity of problems related to the one-player combinatorial game Flood-It, introduced by Arthur, Clifford, Jalsenius, Montanaro and Sach in .
The complexity of Free-Flood-It on 2xn boards
In , Arthur, Clifford, Jalsenius, Montanaro and Sach proved that c-Free-Flood-It is NP-hard in the case of an n × n grid, for every c ≥ 3, and that this result also holds for the fixed variant.
The complexity of Free-Flood-It on 2xn boards
Although an additive approximation for c-Free-Flood-It can be computed in polynomial time , solving either c-Free-Flood-It or c-Fixed-Flood-It exactly remains NP-hard on 3 × n boards, whenever c ≥ 4 .
The complexity of Free-Flood-It on 2xn boards
However, Clifford et. al. give a linear time algorithm for Fixed-Flood-It on 2× n boards.
The complexity of Free-Flood-It on 2xn boards
The ma jority of the paper describes an algorithm to demonstrate that c-Free-Flood-It, restricted to 2 × n boards, is fixed parameter tractable with parameter c.
The complexity of Free-Flood-It on 2xn boards
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