Civil Engineering. a designed to regulate the flow of water.
anything serving to control the indiscriminate flow or passage of something.
Also called head gate, water gate. a gate in a sluice that is used to control the flow of water See also sluicegate
(often pl) a control or barrier against an outpouring or flow: to open the floodgates to immigration
early 13c. in the figurative sense (especially with reference to tears or rain); literal sense is mid-15c.; from flood (n.) + gate (n.).
[fluhd-ing] /ˈflʌd ɪŋ/ noun 1. a form of psychotherapy in which the patient receives abrupt and intense, rather than gradual, exposure to a fear-producing situation. /ˈflʌdɪŋ/ noun 1. the submerging of land under water, esp due to heavy rain, a lake or river overflowing, etc 2. (pathol) excessive bleeding from the uterus, as following childbirth […]
[fluhd-ing] /ˈflʌd ɪŋ/ noun 1. a form of psychotherapy in which the patient receives abrupt and intense, rather than gradual, exposure to a fear-producing situation. [fluhd] /flʌd/ noun 1. a great flowing or overflowing of water, especially over land not usually submerged. 2. any great outpouring or stream: a flood of tears. 3. the Flood, […]
noun 1. insurance covering loss or damage to property arising from a flood, flood tide, or the like.
noun 1. a floodlight.