Definitions of stream

  1. a steady flow ( usually from natural causes); " the raft floated downstream on the current"; " he felt a stream of air"
  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. the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
  4. 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"
  5. rain heavily; " Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"
  6. move in large numbers; " people were pouring out of the theater"; " beggars pullulated in the plaza"
  7. a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
  8. exude profusely; " She was streaming with sweat"; " His nose streamed blood"
  9. flow freely and abundantly; " Tears streamed down her face"
  10. to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind; " their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"
  11. 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.
  12. A beam or ray of light.
  13. Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand.
  14. A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather.
  15. Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners.
  16. 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.
  17. To pour out, or emit, a stream or streams.
  18. To issue in a stream of light; to radiate.
  19. To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind.
  20. To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears.
  21. To mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts.
  22. To unfurl.
  23. A current of water or other fluid; anything flowing out of a source; as, a stream of words; a continued current; as, the stream of life; drift or tendency; as, the stream of opinion.
  24. To issue or flow in a stream; run in a current; float, or stretch out with a waving movement; as, banners streamed in the air.
  25. Flow with; as, her eyes streamed tears; cause to stretch out.
  26. A current of fluid; anything flowing or issuing; tendency.
  27. To flow or issue in a stream; issue in rays; stretch in a line.
  28. To pour or flow forth in a stream; move in continuous succession; float with a waving movement, as a flag.
  29. A current or flow of water or other fluid.
  30. Anything continuously flowing, moving, or passing, as people.
  31. A current of water or other fluid; a river, brook or rivulet; a current of air or of light, current; drift.
  32. To mark with colours or embroidery in long tracts.
  33. To flow; to move or run in a continuous current; to shed in a stream or current; to issue in a stream; to issue in streaks; to extend in a long line, as a flag.
  34. A current of water or of a liquid; anything issuing or proceeding in a line or continuous body, as gas, air, light, a multitude of people, & c.; a river; anything moving onwards in a continuous course.
  35. To move onwards in a continous course; to flow, as a liquid; to pour out in abundance; to pour; to send forth.

Usage examples for stream

  1. Some think we're on their trail, others that we're following the other side the river down, and waiting for the chance to let drive at 'em, while one, at least, feels certain we're coming up the stream to meet 'em. – The Riflemen of the Miami by Edward S. Ellis
  2. This was a side stream of the Nerbudda. – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  3. If you think you do, my lads, turn up stream. – Philosopher Jack by R.M. Ballantyne
  4. By this time, the boat, having reached the middle of the stream, began to move less slowly than hitherto. – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  5. It goes into the middle of the stream." – Undine by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque
  6. You wish a mountain stream to work for you. – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  7. In another hour they have reached the bank of the stream they sought. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  8. The principal walk led to a pretty running stream. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. It was like a stream of fire. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  10. How is it that we know, when, as we say, we see a boat going down stream, that there is a succession in what we perceive, and not merely a succession in our perception of it, as is the case when, as we say, we see the parts of a house? – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  11. The stream was running fast. – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  12. Mr. Millbank was from home when he arrived; and Coningsby and Miss Millbank walked in the park, and rested by the margin of a stream. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  13. At last the stream which had been our guide was lost under the rocks, and before long the top was gained. – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  14. Mostly they came at night, a steady stream of them. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  15. " I caught them in the stream that we crossed half a mile back, sir. – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  16. " What's the good of your coming with me he asked, when I had followed him across the main stream of Notting Hill. – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
  17. There may be, and I hope there are, Prescott went on, but I've decided not to take any more trout out of the stream this year. – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock