Synonyms for flood
Antonyms for flood
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLOOD
Here the tumult of mingled emotion subsided in a flood of tears.
Uncle Peter stood in a flood of light at the door of his room.
Fortunately, there was just then a flood of evening sunshine in the air.
Miss Dasomma threw her arms about her, and broke into a flood of congratulation.
If reproved, she would reply with a flood of injurious words.
Dr. Flood said that they must be brought in in the light of progress.
He said nothing, but lost himself in a flood of ceaseless ponderings.
She stemmed the flood of his protestations with a hand on his arm.
The wind swelled to a hurricane, and the rain dashed like a flood against the glass.
A flood of bitterness stifled him, and tears started from his eyes.
Old English flod "a flowing of water, flood, an overflowing of land by water, Noah's Flood; mass of water, river, sea, wave," from Proto-Germanic *flothuz (cf. Old Frisian flod, Old Norse floð, Middle Dutch vloet, Dutch vloed, German Flut, Gothic flodus), from PIE verbal stem *pleu- "flow, float" (see pluvial). Figurative use by mid-14c.