WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
stream /strim/USA pronunciation n. [countable]
  1. a body of water flowing in a channel, as a brook.
  2. any flow or current of liquid, fluid, or gas:a stream of gas escaping.
  3. a series of things:a stream of words.

  • [no object] to flow or pass in a stream:The river streamed past the house.
  • to give out (a fluid): [no object]Her eyes streamed with tears.[+ object]The wound streamed blood.
  • [no object] to extend in rays:Sunlight streamed in through the window
  • [no object] to proceed without stopping:All day long the traffic streamed past her house.
  • [no object] to hang in a flowing manner:Her golden hair was streaming behind her.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    stream /striːm/ n
    1. a small river; brook
    2. any steady flow of water or other fluid
    3. something that resembles a stream in moving continuously in a line or particular direction
    4. a rapid or unbroken flow of speech, etc: a stream of abuse
    5. Brit any of several parallel classes of schoolchildren, or divisions of children within a class, grouped together because of similar ability
    6. go with the stream, drift with the streamto conform to the accepted standards
    7. off stream(of an industrial plant, manufacturing process, etc) shut down or not in production
    8. on stream(of an industrial plant, manufacturing process, etc) in or about to go into operation or production
    9. available or in existence
    1. to emit or be emitted in a continuous flow: his nose streamed blood
    2. (intransitive) to move in unbroken succession, as a crowd of people, vehicles, etc
    3. (intransitive) to float freely or with a waving motion: bunting streamed in the wind
    4. (transitive) to unfurl (a flag, etc)
    5. Brit to group or divide (children) in streams
    Etymology: Old English; related to Old Frisian strām, Old Norse straumr, Old High German stroum, Greek rheuma

    ˈstreamlet n

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