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FLOOD, n. flud.

1. A great flow of water a body of moving water particularly, a body of water, rising, swelling and overflowing land not usually covered with water. Thus there is a flood, every spring, in the Connecticut, which inundates the adjacent meadows. There is an annual flood in the Nile, and in the Mississippi.
2. The flood, by way of eminence, the deluge the great body of water which inundated the earth in the days of Noah. Before the flood, men live to a great age.
3. A river a sense chiefly poetical.
4. The flowing of the tide the semi-diurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean opposed to ebb. The ship entered the harbor on the flood. Hence flood-tide young flood high flood.
5. A great quantity an inundation an overflowing abundance superabundance as a flood of bank notes a flood of paper currency.
6. A great body or stream of any fluid substance as a flood of light a flood of lava. Hence, figuratively, a flood of vice.
7. Menstrual discharge.

FLOOD, To overflow to inundate to deluge as, to flood a meadow.

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Entry for 'Flood'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​kjd/​f/flood.html.
 
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