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Drought vs. Flood

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Main Difference

The main difference between Drought and Flood is that the Drought is a extended period when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply and Flood is a overflow of water that submerges land.

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Wikipedia
  • Drought (noun)

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

  • Drought (noun)

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

  • Flood (noun)

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

  • Flood (noun)

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

    "a flood of complaints"

  • Flood (noun)

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

  • Flood (noun)

    A floodlight.

  • Flood (noun)

    Menstrual discharge; menses.

  • Flood (noun)

    Water as opposed to land.

  • Flood (verb)

    To overflow, as by water from excessive rainfall.

  • Flood (verb)

    To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.

    "The floor was flooded with beer."

    "They flooded the room with sewage."

  • Flood (verb)

    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."

  • Flood (verb)

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

Wiktionary
  • Drought (noun)

    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"

  • Drought (noun)

    a prolonged absence of a specified thing

    "he ended a five-game goal drought"

  • Drought (noun)

    thirst

    "I asked for something to slake my drought"

  • Flood (noun)

    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"

  • Flood (noun)

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

  • Flood (noun)

    the inflow of the tide.

  • Flood (noun)

    a river, stream, or sea.

  • Flood (noun)

    an outpouring of tears

    "she burst into floods of tears"

  • Flood (noun)

    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"

  • Flood (noun)

    short for floodlight

  • Flood (verb)

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

    "the dam burst, flooding a small town"

  • Flood (verb)

    become covered or submerged by a flood

    "Sarah's eyes flooded with tears"

    "part of the vessel flooded"

  • Flood (verb)

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

  • Flood (verb)

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

  • Flood (verb)

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

  • Flood (verb)

    arrive in overwhelming amounts or quantities

    "sunlight flooded in at the windows"

    "congratulatory messages flooded in"

    "his old fears came flooding back"

  • Flood (verb)

    completely fill or suffuse

    "she flooded the room with light"

  • Flood (verb)

    overwhelm with large amounts or quantities

    "our switchboard was flooded with calls"

  • Flood (verb)

    (of a woman) experience a uterine haemorrhage.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Drought (noun)

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

  • Drought (noun)

    Thirst; want of drink.

  • Drought (noun)

    Scarcity; lack.

  • Flood (noun)

    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.

  • Flood (noun)

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

  • Flood (noun)

    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.

  • Flood (noun)

    Menstrual disharge; menses.

  • Flood

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

  • Flood

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Drought (noun)

    a temporary shortage of rainfall

  • Drought (noun)

    a prolonged shortage

  • Flood (noun)

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

    "plains fertilized by annual inundations"

  • Flood (noun)

    an overwhelming number or amount;

    "a flood of requests"

    "a torrent of abuse"

  • Flood (noun)

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

  • Flood (noun)

    a large flow

  • Flood (noun)

    the act of flooding; filling to overflowing

  • Flood (noun)

    the inward flow of the tide;

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

  • Flood (verb)

    fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid;

    "the basement was inundated after the storm"

    "The images flooded his mind"

  • Flood (verb)

    cover with liquid, usually water;

    "The swollen river flooded the village"

    "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

  • Flood (verb)

    supply with an excess of;

    "flood the market with tennis shoes"

    "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"

  • Flood (verb)

    become filled to overflowing;

    "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"

Princeton's WordNet

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