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What does "Stream" mean?

Definition

(n.) A beam or ray of light (n.) A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather (n.) 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 (n.) Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand (n.) Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners (v. i.) To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind (v. i.) To issue in a stream of light; to radiate (v. i.) 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 (v. i.) To pour out, or emit, a stream or streams (v. t.) To mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts (v. t.) To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears (v. t.) To unfurl


Synonyms current, flow, swarm, pour, pelt, rain buckets, watercourse, rain cats and dogs, well out


Example: "Two streams of development run through American history" Example: "A stream of people emptied from the terminal" Example: "The raft floated downstream on the current" Example: "Tears streamed down her face" Example: "Their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind" Example: "She was streaming with sweat"


Word Family streamed, streaming, streams