Language: Old English
Origin: flod


2 noun
flood2 S3
1 [uncountable and countable]DN a very large amount of water that covers an area that is usually dry:
The village was cut off by floods.
the worst floods for over fifty years
2 [countable] a very large number of things or people that arrive at the same time
flood of
The UN appealed for help with the flood of refugees crossing the border.

in floods of tears

crying a lot:
She came downstairs in floods of tears.

in flood

DN a river that is in flood has much more water in it than usual

➔ flash flood

at flash3 (1)

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