Definitions for flowfloʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to move along in a stream:
The river flows to the sea.
to circulate, as blood.
to stream or well forth.
to issue or proceed from a source:
Orders flowed from the office.
to come or go as in a stream:
Masses of people flowed by.
to proceed continuously:
The words flowed from his pen.
to hang loosely at full length:
hair flowing down her back.
to abound in something:
a land flowing with plentiful harvests.
to rise and advance, as the tide
Ref: (opposed to ebb 4 ).
(v.t.)to cause or permit to flow.
to cover with liquid; flood.
(n.)an act of flowing.
movement in or as if in a stream.
the rate of flowing.
the volume of fluid that flows through a passage during a given unit of time.
something that flows; stream.
an outpouring of something:
a flow of blood.
Ref: menstruation .
an overflowing; flood.
the rise of the tide
Ref: (opposed to ebb ).
the transference of energy:
Idioms for flow:
go with the flow,to follow prevailing trends.
Origin of flow:
bef. 900; ME; OE flōwan
the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
flow, flow rate, rate of flow(noun)
the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
any uninterrupted stream or discharge
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"
stream, flow, current(noun)
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"
menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flow(verb)
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
move or progress freely as if in a stream
"The crowd flowed out of the stadium"
run, flow, feed, course(verb)
move along, of liquids
"Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
cause to flow
"The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
be abundantly present
"The champagne flowed at the wedding"
hang, fall, flow(verb)
fall or flow in a certain way
"This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
cover or swamp with water
"She started menstruating at the age of 11"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to move smoothly and continuously
where the river flows into the ocean; a road system designed to keep the traffic flowing
(of ideas, thoughts, words, etc.) to keep coming easily
Everyone relaxed and the conversation began to flow.
the steady and continuous movement of sth
the flow of blood through your body
the steady and efficient supply of sth
the flow of information; the flow of funds
to be relaxed about a situation and do what seems natural
Try not to worry - just go with the flow
The movement of a fluid.
The rising movement of the tide.
Smoothness or continuity.
The room was small, but it had good symmetry and flow.
The amount of a fluid that moves or the rate of fluid movement.
Turn on the valve and make sure you have sufficient flow.
the state of being at one with.
To move as a fluid from one position to another.
To move or match smoothly, gracefully, or continuously.
The writing is grammatically correct, but it just doesn't flow.
Origin: From flowan, from flōanan, from plōw-. Cognate from Proto-Indo-European (via Latin) with fluent, flux.
imp. sing. of Fly, v. i
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
to become liquid; to melt
to proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy
to glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily
to have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious
to hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks
to rise, as the tide; -- opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours
to discharge blood in excess from the uterus
to cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood
to cover with varnish
a stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood
a continuous movement of something abundant; as, a flow of words
any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream
the tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. See Ebb and flow, under Ebb
a low-lying piece of watery land; -- called also flow moss and flow bog
Flow is an indie video game created by Jenova Chen and Nicholas Clark. Originally released as a free Flash game in 2006 to accompany Chen's master's thesis, it was reworked into a 2007 PlayStation 3 game by his development studio, Thatgamecompany. SuperVillain Studios released a PlayStation Portable version of the game in 2008. In Flow, the player navigates a series of two-dimensional planes with an aquatic microorganism that evolves by consuming other microorganisms. The game's design is based on Chen's research into dynamic difficulty adjustment at the University of Southern California's Interactive Media Division, and on psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's theoretical concept of mental immersion or flow. The Flash version of Flow received 100,000 downloads within its first two weeks of release, and had been played over 3.5 million times by 2008. Its PlayStation 3 re-release was the most downloaded game on the PlayStation Network in 2007, and won the Best Downloadable Game award at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards. It was nominated for awards by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Reviewers praised Flow's visual and audio appeal, but noted the simplicity of its gameplay; several considered it to be more of an art piece than a game.
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Rank popularity for the word 'flow' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2299
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Rank popularity for the word 'flow' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3213
Rank popularity for the word 'flow' in Nouns Frequency: #878
Rank popularity for the word 'flow' in Verbs Frequency: #614
Translations for flow
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to move along in the way that water does
The river flowed into the sea.
- correrPortuguese (BR)
- løbe; strømmeDanish
- κυλώ, ρέω, χύνομαιGreek
- جریان داشتنFarsi
- बहना, सरकनाHindi
- teci, izlijevati seCroatian
- renna, flæða, streymaIcelandic
- (강, 물, 액체가) 흐르다Korean
- tecēt; plūstLatvian
- renne, strømme, flyteNorwegian
- جریان داشتنPersian
- a curgeRomanian
- rinna, strömma, flytaSwedish
- 流動Chinese (Trad.)
- текти; литисяUkrainian
- پانی کے ہمراح جاناUrdu
- 流动Chinese (Simp.)
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