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Definitions of flow

  1. the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; " the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; " a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"-- Hippocrates; " the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"-- Aristotle
  2. dominant course ( suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; " two streams of development run through American history"; " stream of consciousness"; " the flow of thought"; " the current of history"
  3. be abundantly present; " The champagne flowed at the wedding"
  4. the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
  5. the motion characteristic of fluids ( liquids or gases)
  6. any uninterrupted stream or discharge
  7. something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; " a stream of people emptied from the terminal"; " the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"
  8. the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
  9. undergo menstruation; " She started menstruating at the age of 11"
  10. cover or swamp with water
  11. move or progress freely as if in a stream; " The crowd flowed out of the stadium"
  12. cause to flow; " The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
  13. fall or flow in a certain way; " This dress hangs well"; " Her long black hair flowed down her back"
  14. imp. sing. of Fly, v. i.
  15. To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.
  16. To become liquid; to melt.
  17. To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.
  18. To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.
  19. To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.
  20. To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.
  21. To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.
  22. To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
  23. To cover with varnish.
  24. A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood.
  25. A continuous movement of something abundant; as, a flow of words.
  26. Any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream.
  27. The tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. See Ebb and flow, under Ebb.
  28. To rise, as the tide; - opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty- four hours.
  29. A low- lying piece of watery land; - called also flow moss and flow bog.
  30. To run or spread, as water; circulate; glide; rise, as the tide; melt; issue forth.
  31. To overflow or inundate.
  32. A current or stream; the rise of the tide.
  33. 1. To bleed from the uterus less profusely than in flooding. 2. The menstrual discharge. 3. The rise in the opsonic index at the beginning of the positive phase.
  34. To run, as water; to rise, as the tide; to move in a stream, as air: to glide smoothly; to circulate, as the blood; to abound; to hang loose and waving; ( B.) to melt.
  35. To cover with water.
  36. A stream or current; the setting in of the tide from the ocean; abundance; copiousness; free expression.
  37. A stream; current; rising tide; copiousness.
  38. To run, as a liquid; rise, as the tide; be poured forth; abound; hang loose and waving.
  39. To overflow; flood.
  40. To move, as a stream; glide; issue; result.
  41. To rise, as the tide; abound.
  42. The act of flowing; a stream or current; incoming of the tide; a copious outpouring.
  43. A stream; a current; the rise of the tide; abundance; copiousness; free out flow.
  44. To move or run, as a fluid; to melt; to proceed or issue; to abound; to glide along smoothly; to rise, as the tide; to circulate, as the blood; to move in a stream.
  45. To move along, as water; to run, as a liquid; to issue, as from a source; to glide along smoothly; to hang loose and waving, as a mantle.
  46. Rise of water, as opposed to a fall; a stream; copiousness, as a flow of language; sudden plenty or abundance.
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Quotes of flow

  1. And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain. – Aeschylus
  2. Wikileaks is a mechanism to maximize the flow of information to maximize the amount of action leading to just reform. – Julian Assange
  3. Madam Speaker, it is time to halt illegal entry into this country. It is time to halt the flow of illegal drugs and weapons into this great Nation, and it is time to secure our borders. – Marsha Blackburn
  4. It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing. There is more than one way to conquer a country. – Raymond Chandler
  5. Time in its irresistible and ceaseless flow carries along on its flood all created things and drowns them in the depths of obscurity. – Anna Comnena
  6. The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above. – Cyril Connolly
  7. To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable. – Aaron Copland
  8. I have worked with this red all over the world- in Japan, California, France, Britain, Australia- a vein running round the earth. It has taught me about the flow energy and life that connects one place with another. – Andy Goldsworthy
  9. I don't write poems and put them to music. Just let things flow – Martin Gore
  10. It's always been an ebb and flow of interest and energy. – Michael Kennedy
  11. Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  12. I just go with the flow so any style can be in my music- that makes it exciting. – Yoko Ono
  13. Certain kinds of speed, flow intensity, density of attacks, density of interaction... Music that concentrates on those qualities is, I think, easier achieved by free improvisation between people sharing a common attitude, a common language. – Evan Parker
  14. Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going, focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually it passes and the flow returns. It's part of racing. – Frank Shorter
  15. There's a certain groove you pick that makes the music flow and when you have it it's in your pocket. It's the feeling behind the rhythm... to me, the hardest thing to strive for is that feeling, behind the groove. – Max Weinberg

Usage examples for flow

  1. Means something, language of flow – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. After that she stood still, but her milk soon ceased to flow – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  3. The first words that startled me, in her flow of speech, were these: And I must not forget to tell you of poor Lord Uppercliff's misfortune. – The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins
  4. For a mere five minutes the flow of freight continued. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  5. Lady Blemley kept up a flow of what she hoped was conversation, but her attention was fixed on the doorway. – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  6. " But it must flow down some time, surely," said the boy. – The Boy With the U. S. Survey by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  7. The glass being nearly empty, the blood containing the poison will, in consequence, flow into it from the wound of its own accord. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  8. He looked at her, but she was still watching the flow of the river, and did not meet his eyes. – A Vanished Hand by Sarah Doudney
  9. They flow in pity for you. – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  10. Those who throw stones Surely will rue it; Little of pleasure, evil may flow Mischief past measure comes of a blow. – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  11. After this our conversation did not flow readily and so I left the Baron to himself. – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  12. 21: 4. 20. What will flow through the city? – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  13. Great effects not unfrequently flow from small causes. – Twenty-Four Short Sermons On The Doctrine Of Universal Salvation by John Bovee Dods
  14. 2. Backward, flow backward, O tide of the years! – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  15. No positive good was to be hoped from government, and much positive evil would flow from it at the best. – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  16. And all rivers, no doubt, flow to the sea? – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
  17. In the meantime, Deck tied up the worst wound of the prisoner with his handkerchief, and did what he could to stop the flow of blood. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  18. For now there was no measured flow of words To mark the time; nor any interval Of silence to repose the listening ear. – The Poems of Henry Van Dyke by Henry Van Dyke
  19. The Spaniards, however, were not thoroughly reduced until four years after, though they were being continually killed, beaten, cut to pieces, and otherwise dealt with, in a manner from which their reduction would seem to flow as a natural consequence. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  20. Gentlemen are not always attracted by the feast of reason and the flow of soul. – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur

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