Fluid vs Flood - What's the difference?

fluid | flood |

As a noun fluid

is fluid.

As a proper noun flood is

(biblical) the flood referred to in the book of genesis in the old testament.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(wikipedia fluid)
  • (physics) Any substance which can flow with relative ease, tends to assume the shape of its container, and obeys Bernoulli's principle; a liquid, gas or plasma.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-03
  • , author=Frank Fish, George Lauder , title=Not Just Going with the Flow , volume=101, issue=2, page=114 , magazine= citation , passage=An extreme version of vorticity is a vortex . The vortex is a spinning, cyclonic mass of fluid , which can be observed in the rotation of water going down a drain, as well as in smoke rings, tornados and hurricanes.}}

    Derived terms

    * amber fluid * brake fluid * fluid mechanics


    (en adjective)
  • (not comparable) Of or relating to fluid.
  • In a state of flux; subject to change.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
  • Moving smoothly, or giving the impression of a liquid in motion.
  • (of an asset) Convertible into cash.
  • flood


    (wikipedia flood)

    Alternative forms

    * floud (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • A (usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water.
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:a covenant never to destroy the earth again by flood
  • *
  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods , were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=28, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= High and wet , passage=Floods in northern India, mostly in the small state of Uttarakhand, have wrought disaster on an enormous scale. The early, intense onset of the monsoon on June 14th swelled rivers, washing away roads, bridges, hotels and even whole villages. Rock-filled torrents smashed vehicles and homes, burying victims under rubble and sludge.}}
  • (lb) A large number or quantity of anything appearing more rapidly than can easily be dealt with.
  • :
  • The flowing in of the tide, opposed to the ebb.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:There is a tide in the affairs of men, / Which, taken at the flood , leads on to fortune.
  • A floodlight.
  • Menstrual discharge; menses.
  • :(Harvey)
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To overflow.
  • To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.
  • The floor was flooded with beer.
    They flooded the room with sewage.
  • (figuratively) To provide (someone or something) with a larger number or quantity of something than cannot easily be dealt with.
  • The station's switchboard was flooded with listeners making complaints.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=David Ornstein , title=Blackburn 0 - 4 Man City , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Blackburn offered nothing going forward in the opening period and that continued after the break, encouraging City to flood forward.}}
  • (Internet, computing) To paste numerous lines of text to a chat system in order to disrupt the conversation.
  • Synonyms

    * (overflow) overfill * (cover) inundate * (provide with large number) inundate, swamp, deluge


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