stream meaning

[ stri:m ] Pronunciation:   "stream" in a sentence
Noun: stream  streem
  1. A natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
    - watercourse 
  2. Dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
    "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"
    - flow, current 
  3. The act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
    - flow 
  4. Something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously
    "a stream of people emptied from the terminal"
    - flow 
  5. A steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
    "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"
    - current
Verb: stream  streem
  1. To extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind
    "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind" 
  2. Exude profusely
    "She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose streamed blood" 
  3. Move in large numbers
    - pour, swarm, teem, pullulate 
  4. Rain heavily
    - pour, pelt, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets 
  5. Flow freely and abundantly
    "Tears streamed down her face"
    - well out 
  6. Play a video or audio file as it downloads from the Internet

Derived forms: streams, streaming, streamed

See also: streaming, streamlet

Type of: be adrift, blow, body of water, course, crowd, crowd together, drift, exudate, exude, feed, float, flow, flowing, line, motion, move, movement, ooze, ooze out, rain, rain down, run, transude, water

Encyclopedia: Stream

noun [C]

a continuous flow of sth:

a steady stream of orders


be, come, go on stream; bring sth on stream

to be in operation or available; to make sth be in operation or available:

The new plant is scheduled to come on stream in May of next year.


standard tensioned replenishment alongside method

Large natural streams of FRESH WATER formed by converging tributaries and which empty into a body of water (lake or ocean). n : an unbroken current or flow (as of water, a bodily fluid, a gas, or particles of matter) —see BLOODSTREAM, MIDSTREAM



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  1. the stream had thinned down to a mere trickle.
  2. the jungle was bordered by another stream.
  3. i broke in upon her stream of reminiscences.
  4. a crystal stream ran through the pasture.
  5. the stream has now become a torrent.

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