1) flood, deluge.
1a) Noah's flood that submerged the entire planet earth under water
for about a year
Some think Noah's flood was only local. However the description of it
found in Gen. 6 through 8 makes this patently absurd. If it was local,
Noah had 120 years to migrate out of the area to safe ground! Why waste
all that effort building a ship? He only had to move less than 1500 feet
a day to reach the farthest point on the globe!
With the possible exception of #Ps 29:10, this word always refers to
Noah's flood. The real reason for insisting on a local flood is the
acceptance of evolution with its long geological ages. Most holding that
view are not willing to allow a global world wide flood to have
happened less than 5000 years ago. To admit such eliminates the need
for the geological ages for most of the geological column would have been
rapidly laid down by Noah's flood.