noun An overflow of a large amount of water beyond its normal limits, especially over what is normally dry land. (the villagers had been cut off by floods and landslides) An outpouring of tears. (she burst into floods of tears) short for floodlight (The whitewashed walls glowed eerily in the light refracted from the flood lamps through the rain.)
verb Cover or submerge (an area) with water in a flood. (the dam burst, flooding a small town) Arrive in overwhelming amounts or quantities. (sunlight flooded in at the windows) (of a woman) experience a uterine haemorrhage.