Definitions of streak

  1. mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
  2. move quickly in a straight line; " The plane streaked across the sky"
  3. a marking of a different color or texture from the background
  4. a distinctive characteristic; " he has a stubborn streak"; " a streak of wildness"
  5. a sudden flash ( as of lightning)
  6. an unbroken series of events; " had a streak of bad luck"; " Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
  7. run naked in a public place
  8. A strake.
  9. To stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body.
  10. A line or long mark of a different color from the ground; a stripe; a vein.
  11. The fine powder or mark yielded by a mineral when scratched or rubbed against a harder surface, the color of which is sometimes a distinguishing character.
  12. The rung or round of a ladder.
  13. To form streaks or stripes in or on; to stripe; to variegate with lines of a different color, or of different colors.
  14. With it as an object: To run swiftly.
  15. A line of color different from the ground color; a trace; stripe.
  16. To form streaks in; mark with streaks; to stripe.
  17. A line, stria, or stripe, especially one which is more or less indistinct or evanescent.
  18. A line or long mark different in color from the ground: ( min.) the appearance presented by the surface of a mineral when scratched.
  19. To form streaks in: to mark with streaks.
  20. A line of color; stripe.
  21. To mark with streaks.
  22. To mark with a streak; stripe.
  23. A long, narrow mark, line, or stripe.
  24. A vein; trace; dash.
  25. Streaked.
  26. Streaky.
  27. A line or long mark of a different colour from the ground; a stripe.
  28. To form streaks in; to stripe; to variegate with streaks.
  29. A line or long mark of colour different from the ground; in min., that appearance which the surface of a mineral presents when scratched by a hard instr., or the appearance which a mineral leaves on a rough porcelain slab when forcibly drawn or stroked along its surface; in bot., a straight line formed by a vein, by colour, or by indentation; a range of planks running fore and aft on a vessel's side- also called a strake.
  30. To variegate with lines of a different colour; to stripe.

Usage examples for streak

  1. Ootah released the team- the dogs made a misty black streak in their dash over the ice. – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  2. What streak of good luck is setting him loose? – The Old Gray Homestead by Frances Parkinson Keyes
  3. Some went so fur ez to say it wuz the streak of onsanity w'ich runs in the Pulliam fambly croppin' out ag'in in a fresh place. – J. Poindexter, Colored by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  4. He'll be around after a bit, cussin' a blue streak. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  5. A common lamp had been lighted, and a streak of light came from beneath the ill- fitting door which led into the other room, from which the low murmur of voices could be heard as the young men entered talking cheerily together. – A Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
  6. A white streak, the road which ran between Altarnun and Bodmin, was the most striking thing seen. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  7. " He certainly has a fanciful streak in him, building a place like that," said Barnes, looking not at the house but into the thicket above. – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. There was a streak of thin loyalty in Patty Pache's nature. – Jane Oglander by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  9. When she had gone below the Knight said: " We must be moving with the first streak of day. – The So-called Human Race by Bert Leston Taylor
  10. You have been discovered as men with a yellow streak. – The Rustle of Silk by Cosmo Hamilton
  11. The yellow streak in you made it fairly easy. – The Gray Phantom's Return by Herman Landon
  12. I s'pose I am, but I have now and then a streak of,- I don't know what,- clinging to the years of Mrs. Amy's childhood. – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  13. He had not been a positive personality until recently, when he had taken to drink and developed a mean streak. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  14. Even the open plains beyond them were visible in a yellow streak above the precipices. – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  15. His arm swung back and whipped forward, a white streak shooting with a twisting motion from those fingers. – Rival Pitchers of Oakdale by Morgan Scott
  16. And the sea as black, and that white streak on the line of the horizon! – By Berwen Banks by Allen Raine
  17. Lite could be very obstinate indeed upon occasion, and she was afraid he might take a stubborn streak about this, and perhaps ride over every night to make sure she was all right, or do something equally unnecessary and foolish. – Jean of the Lazy A by B. M. Bower
  18. There was no sound but the whisper of passing waves against our lap- streak, and the low, murmuring conversation of the men. – Drift from Two Shores by Bret Harte
  19. A soft felt hat, placed lightly on the back of his head, cast a streak of shadow over his brow. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  20. They will be perfectly still in the water, and if scared by anything they will start away in any direction like a streak. – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin