Hurricane vs Flood - What's the difference?

hurricane | flood |

As proper nouns the difference between hurricane and flood

is that hurricane is a british fighter aircraft used during world war ii, especially during the battle of britain while flood is (biblical) the flood referred to in the book of genesis in the old testament.



(Tropical cyclone)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) , ultimately from the name of the (etyl) storm god Juracán whom the Taínos believed dwelled on El Yunque mountain and, when he was upset, sent the strong winds and rain upon them.


  • (en noun)
  • A severe tropical cyclone in the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea]], Gulf of Mexico, or in the eastern North [[Pacific Ocean, Pacific off the west coast of Mexico, with winds of 74 miles per hour (119 kph) or greater accompanied by rain, lightning, and thunder that sometimes moves into temperate latitudes.
  • * {{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 .}}
  • (meteorology) a wind scale for quite strong wind, stronger than a storm
  • Coordinate terms
    * (type of a cyclone) cyclone, tropical storm, typhoon * (meteorology) breeze, gale, storm
    See also
    * * anticyclone * wind

    Etymology 2

    Coined by Jeret Peterson


    (en noun)
  • (sports, aerial freestyle skiing) "full—triple-full—full" – an acrobatic maneuver consisting of three flips and five twists, with one twist on the first flip, three twists on the second flip, one twist on the third flip
  • See also
    * (freestyle aerial skiing) rudy, randy, daffy, full, double-full, triple-full, lay, back, slap-back, stretch



    (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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