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Drought vs. Flood

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Droughtnoun

A period of unusually low rainfall, longer and more severe than a dry spell.

Floodnoun

A (usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water.

Droughtnoun

A longer than expected term without success, particularly in sport.

Floodnoun

(figuratively) A large number or quantity of anything appearing more rapidly than can easily be dealt with.

‘a flood of complaints’;

Droughtnoun

Dryness; want of rain or of water; especially, such dryness of the weather as affects the earth, and prevents the growth of plants; aridity.

‘The drought of March hath pierced to the root.’; ‘In a drought the thirsty creatures cry.’;

Floodnoun

The flowing in of the tide, opposed to the ebb.

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Droughtnoun

Thirst; want of drink.

Floodnoun

A floodlight.

Droughtnoun

Scarcity; lack.

‘A drought of Christian writers caused a dearth of all history.’;

Floodnoun

Menstrual discharge; menses.

Droughtnoun

a temporary shortage of rainfall

Floodnoun

(obsolete) Water as opposed to land.

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Droughtnoun

a prolonged shortage

Floodverb

To overflow, as by water from excessive rainfall.

Droughtnoun

a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water

‘the cause of Europe's recent droughts’; ‘crops have failed because of drought’;

Floodverb

To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.

‘The floor was flooded with beer.’; ‘They flooded the room with sewage.’;

Droughtnoun

a prolonged absence of a specified thing

‘he ended a five-game goal drought’;

Floodverb

(figuratively) To provide (someone or something) with a larger number or quantity of something than can easily be dealt with.

‘The station's switchboard was flooded with listeners making complaints.’;

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Droughtnoun

thirst

‘I asked for something to slake my drought’;

Floodverb

To paste numerous lines of text to (a chat system) in order to disrupt the conversation.

Drought

A drought is an event of prolonged shortages in the water supply, whether atmospheric (below-average precipitation), surface water or ground water. A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days.

Floodnoun

A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation.

‘A covenant never to destroyThe earth again by flood.’;

Floodnoun

The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; - opposed to ebb; as, young flood; high flood.

‘There is a tide in the affairs of men,Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.’;

Floodnoun

A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of bank notes; a flood of paper currency.

Floodnoun

Menstrual disharge; menses.

Floodverb

To overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley.

Floodverb

To cause or permit to be inundated; to fill or cover with water or other fluid; as, to flood arable land for irrigation; to fill to excess or to its full capacity; as, to flood a country with a depreciated currency.

Floodnoun

the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land;

‘plains fertilized by annual inundations’;

Floodnoun

an overwhelming number or amount;

‘a flood of requests’; ‘a torrent of abuse’;

Floodnoun

light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography

Floodnoun

a large flow

Floodnoun

the act of flooding; filling to overflowing

Floodnoun

the inward flow of the tide;

‘a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune’;

Floodverb

fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid;

‘the basement was inundated after the storm’; ‘The images flooded his mind’;

Floodverb

cover with liquid, usually water;

‘The swollen river flooded the village’; ‘The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes’;

Floodverb

supply with an excess of;

‘flood the market with tennis shoes’; ‘Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient’;

Floodverb

become filled to overflowing;

‘Our basement flooded during the heavy rains’;

Floodnoun

an overflow of a large amount of water beyond its normal limits, especially over what is normally dry land

‘a flood barrier’; ‘the villagers had been cut off by floods and landslides’;

Floodnoun

the biblical flood brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of the human race (Gen. 6 ff.).

Floodnoun

the inflow of the tide.

Floodnoun

a river, stream, or sea.

Floodnoun

an outpouring of tears

‘she burst into floods of tears’;

Floodnoun

an overwhelming quantity of things or people happening or appearing at the same time

‘floods of tourists come each year to marvel at the sights’; ‘his column provoked a flood of complaints’;

Floodnoun

short for floodlight

Floodverb

cover or submerge (an area) with water in a flood

‘the dam burst, flooding a small town’;

Floodverb

become covered or submerged by a flood

‘Sarah's eyes flooded with tears’; ‘part of the vessel flooded’;

Floodverb

(of a flood) force (someone) to leave their home.

Floodverb

(of a river) become swollen and overflow (its banks).

Floodverb

overfill the carburettor of (an engine) with petrol, causing the engine to fail to start.

Floodverb

arrive in overwhelming amounts or quantities

‘sunlight flooded in at the windows’; ‘congratulatory messages flooded in’; ‘his old fears came flooding back’;

Floodverb

completely fill or suffuse

‘she flooded the room with light’;

Floodverb

overwhelm with large amounts or quantities

‘our switchboard was flooded with calls’;

Floodverb

(of a woman) experience a uterine haemorrhage.

Flood

A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry. In the sense of , the word may also be applied to the inflow of the tide.

‘flowing water’;

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