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stream

noun (n)

  • a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth (noun.object)
    Synonym: watercourse
    source: wordnet30
  • dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas (noun.group)
    Synonym: current, flow
    Example:
    Two streams of development run through American history.
    Stream of consciousness.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression (noun.act)
    Synonym: flow
    source: wordnet30
  • something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously (noun.state)
    Example:
    A stream of people emptied from the terminal.
    source: wordnet30
  • a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes) (noun.event)
    Synonym: current
    Example:
    The raft floated downstream on the current.
    He felt a stream of air.
    The hose ejected a stream of water.
    source: wordnet30
  • A current of water or other fluid; a liquid flowing continuously in a line or course, either on the earth, as a river, brook, etc., or from a vessel, reservoir, or fountain; specifically, any course of running water; as, many streams are blended in the Mississippi; gas and steam came from the earth in streams; a stream of molten lead from a furnace; a stream of lava from a volcano. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind.
    source: wordnet30
  • exude profusely (verb.body)
    Example:
    She was streaming with sweat.
    His nose streamed blood.
    source: wordnet30
  • move in large numbers (verb.motion)
    Synonym: pour, pullulate, swarm, teem
    source: wordnet30
  • rain heavily (verb.weather)
    source: wordnet30
  • flow freely and abundantly (verb.motion)
    Synonym: well out
    Example:
    Tears streamed down her face.
    source: wordnet30
  • To issue or flow in a stream; to flow freely or in a current, as a fluid or whatever is likened to fluids; as, tears streamed from her eyes. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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