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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 classic literature ?
We are hemmed in by flames in front and flood behind.
And now the dropping of the steel gate to pen me effectually between fire and flood seemed to indicate that invisible eyes were upon us at every moment.
Were they better, then, than the big flood of last season?
That flood was no more than comes every five years-- a handful of drowned strangers, some chickens, and a dead bullock in muddy water with cross-currents.
When the river rose they rose also in companies from the shoals they had rested upon; and the falling flood dragged them with it across the fields and through the Jungle by the long hair.
After a long time the river cleared, and those that came down it had been clearly drowned by the floods, as I could well see; and though it was not so easy then to get food, I was heartily glad of it.
There the companions of his fall, o'rewhelm'd With Floods and Whirlwinds of tempestuous fire, He soon discerns, and weltring by his side One next himself in power, and next in crime, Long after known in PALESTINE, and nam'd BEELZEBUB.
The EA has invested 12 million in flood risk management in Northamptonshire over the last 2 decades.
Funded by the Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (NRFCC) for the next four years, the officers are working alongside partner organisations to help support communities.
FAISALABAD -- Punjab Minister for Zakat & Ushr/Incharge flood fighting arrangements of Faisalabad Division Malik Nadeem Kamran on Saturday directed the concerned departments to re-examine Flood Fighting Plan for removal of its all minor flaws to cope with any emergency like situation due to flood in rivers.
Flood families given new hope of cover FAMILIES who have to live with the threat of flooding are being given new help - by an insurance industry that has often turned its back on them.
They conclude that 21st century flood events such as Storm Desmond are not exceptional or unprecedented in terms of their frequency or magnitude and that flood frequency and flood risk forecasts would be improved by including data from flood deposits dating back hundreds of years, not just a few decades.