Definitions of flow

  1. 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.
  2. To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
  3. To cover with varnish.
  4. To overflow or inundate.
  5. To cover with water.
  6. To overflow; flood.
  7. 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.
  8. To become liquid; to melt.
  9. To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.
  10. To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.
  11. To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.
  12. To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.
  13. To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.
  14. To rise, as the tide; - opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty- four hours.
  15. To run or spread, as water; circulate; glide; rise, as the tide; melt; issue forth.
  16. 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.
  17. To run, as a liquid; rise, as the tide; be poured forth; abound; hang loose and waving.
  18. be abundantly present; " The champagne flowed at the wedding"
  19. cover or swamp with water
  20. cause to flow; " The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
  21. fall or flow in a certain way; " This dress hangs well"; " Her long black hair flowed down her back"
  22. imp. sing. of Fly, v. i.
  23. To move, as a stream; glide; issue; result.
  24. To rise, as the tide; abound.
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
  28. any uninterrupted stream or discharge
  29. 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"
  30. A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood.
  31. Any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream.
  32. The tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. See Ebb and flow, under Ebb.
  33. A low- lying piece of watery land; - called also flow moss and flow bog.
  34. A current or stream; the rise of the tide.
  35. A stream or current; the setting in of the tide from the ocean; abundance; copiousness; free expression.
  36. A stream; current; rising tide; copiousness.
  37. The act of flowing; a stream or current; incoming of the tide; a copious outpouring.
  38. A stream; a current; the rise of the tide; abundance; copiousness; free out flow.
  39. Rise of water, as opposed to a fall; a stream; copiousness, as a flow of language; sudden plenty or abundance.