Meaning of “flood” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /flʌd/
Extra Examples
floods and other natural disasters10,000 people were made homeless by the floods.The floods claimed over 200 lives.Emergency aid was sent to the flood victims.Barriers were built to keep back the flood water.

B1 a situation in which a lot of water covers an area that is usually dry, especially when a river becomes too full:

The flood destroyed thousands of homes.

a large number or amount of things or people that arrive at the same time:

a flood of letters/calls

(Definition of “flood noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)