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flood

(Abundance), noun a sufficiency, affluence, ampleness, amplitude, an ample amount, an ample supple, avalanche, bonanza, bounteousness, bountifulness, bumper crop, copiousness, full measure, fullness, generosity, glut, great abundance, landslide, lavishness, much, outpouring, overbrim, overburden, overcharge, overflow, overload, plenty, plethora, profusion, saturation, superabundance, surfeit

flood

(Deluge), noun avalanche, burst of rain, cloudburst, downfall, downpour, drenching rain, driving rain, groundwater, heavy rain, heavy shower, inundation, massive amounts of rain, massive amounts of raising grounddater, pelting rain, pouring rain, rainfall, rainstorm, rainwater, raising water, sheets of rain, spurt of rain, storm, streams of rain, thundershower, thunderstorm, torrent of rain, torrential downpour, torrential rain
Associated concepts: National Flood InsuranceProgram
See also: assemblage, cataclysm, immerse, inundate, load, outflow, overcome, overload, overwhelm, plethora, spate
References in periodicals archive ?
LIGHT FANTASTIC: New floodlighting at the Port of Liverpool building
TALL ORDER Hills Electrical & Mechanical foreman Roger Preece has scaled new heights as he helps install a pounds 130,00 floodlighting scheme on the top of BT's Stadium House in Cardiff.
Haydock general manager Richard Thomas explained that floodlighting, which would probably cost around pounds 1 million for a mile-long stretch, was very much a long-term issue.
A petition was signed by local residents objecting to the scheme presented, and not one resident spoke in favour of the floodlighting.
Rugby Borough Council's economic development committee was today due to be urged to approve floodlighting on several sites.
And while it may have sounded like an easy excuse, the issue of floodlighting had clearly already been a problem for the home side this season.
The University of Liverpool wants to provide new all-weather pitches with floodlighting at Wyncote sports ground in Mather Avenue.
The controversial proposals to erect 169ft floodlighting towers at the Edgbaston ground have been opposed by residents who claim they will be a nuisance and say the club is putting commercial interests before the effects on the area.
At the public meeting held in Heddon Village Library in January 2009, in answer to a specific question, we were given an assurance by a representative of Close House that there would be no floodlighting on the driving range.
Residents complained about light pollution on the dimly lit estate, the height of the floodlighting columns, increased noise and disturbance, and called on the club to limit matches to daylight hours only.
A SCHEME which has improved the floodlighting of two historic bridges in Durham city centre has been judged 'picture perfect'.
A new "hot re-strike" system has also been installed which means that in the event of a mains power failure and start-up of the stand-by generator, the new system will enable rapid re-energising of the floodlighting without the previous cooling-down period, which could last up to 20 minutes.