Background: Middle English, from Old English flOd; akin to Old High German fluot flood, Old English flOwan to flow
1 a : a rising and overflowing of a body of water especially onto normally dry land; also : a condition of overflowing <rivers in flood> b capitalized : a flood described in the Bible as covering the earth in the time of Noah
2 Children who have grown such that the trouser legs are not long enough are pejoratively said to be wearing "floods" (a reference to hiked pants to keep them dry in flood times). This is usually caused by a : suffering from extreme poverty; b : their parents looked down on them with contempt or aversion and therefore weren’t concerned enough to keep them in appropriately fitting clothes.
3 The act of sending numerous Instant Messages, Chat Invitations or Text Messages in a small time frame; whether accidentally or in the hopes of annoying people and crashing their IM program.
1. I woke up one morning and the bathroom was flooded with dirty brown water. Apparently Barith had taken a big deuce causing the toilet to rise and overflow onto the normally dry tile of the bathroom floor.
3. My phone bill was over $200 last month because Washer Woman kept flooding my phone with trivial things about her mundane life.