What does Stream mean?
Definitions for Stream
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Stream.
a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
stream, flow, currentnoun
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"
the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
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"
a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
"the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"
to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind
"their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"
"She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose streamed blood"
pour, swarm, stream, teem, pullulateverb
move in large numbers
"people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
pour, pelt, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain bucketsverb
"Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"
stream, well outverb
flow freely and abundantly
"Tears streamed down her face"
A small river; a large creek; a body of moving water confined by banks
A thin connected passing of a liquid through a lighter gas (e.g. air)
He poured the milk in a thin stream from the jug to the glass.
Any steady flow or succession of material, such as water, air, radio signal or words
Her constant nagging was to him a stream of abuse.
An umbrella term for all moving waters.
A source or repository of data that can be read or written only sequentially.
A division of a school year by perceived ability.
All of the bright kids went into the A stream, but I was in the B stream.
To flow in a continuous or steady manner, like a liquid.
To push continuous data (e.g. music) from a server to a client computer while it is being used (played) on the client.
Etymology: straumaz, whence also Old High German stroum, Old Norse straumr (Norwegian straum, Icelandic straumur). Extra-Germanic cognates include Albanian rrymë.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: stream , Sax. straum, Islandick; stroom, Dut.
As plays the sun upon the glassy stream,
Twinkling another counterfeited beam. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.
He brought streams out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers. Ps. lxxviii. 16.
Had their cables of iron chains had any great length, they had been unportable; and, being short, the ships must have sunk at an anchor in any stream of weather. Walter Raleigh.
Thus from one common source our streams divide;
Ours is the Trojan, yours th’ Arcadian side. Dryden.
Divided interests, while thou think’st to sway,
Draw like two brooks thy middle stream away. Dryden.
The breath of the Lord is like a stream of brimstone. Is.
You, Drances, never want a stream of words. Dryden.
The stream of beneficence hath, by several rivulets which have since fallen into it, wonderfully enlarged its current. Francis Atterbury.
The very stream of his life, and the business he hath helmed, must give him a better proclamation. William Shakespeare.
It is looked upon as insolence for a man to adhere to his own opinion, against the current stream of antiquity. John Locke.
To mark with colours or embroidery in long tracks.
The herald’s mantle is streamed with gold. Francis Bacon.
Etymology: streyma, Islandick.
On all sides round
Streams the black blood, and smokes upon the ground. Alexander Pope.
Then grateful Greece with streaming eyes would raise
Historick marbles to record his praise. Alexander Pope.
Now to impartial love, that god most high,
Do my sighs stream. William Shakespeare, All’s well that ends well.
A stream is a continuous body of surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel. Depending on its location or certain characteristics, a stream may be referred to by a variety of local or regional names. Long large streams are usually called rivers, while smaller, less voluminous and more intermittent streams are known as streamlets, brooks or creeks. The flow of a stream is controlled by three inputs – surface runoff (from precipitation or meltwater), daylighted subterranean water, and surfaced groundwater (spring water). The surface and subterranean water are highly variable between periods of rainfall. Groundwater, on the other hand, has a relatively constant input and is controlled more by long-term patterns of precipitation. The stream encompasses surface, subsurface and groundwater fluxes that respond to geological, geomorphological, hydrological and biotic controls.Streams are important as conduits in the water cycle, instruments in groundwater recharge, and corridors for fish and wildlife migration. The biological habitat in the immediate vicinity of a stream is called a riparian zone. Given the status of the ongoing Holocene extinction, streams play an important corridor role in connecting fragmented habitats and thus in conserving biodiversity. The study of streams and waterways in general is known as surface hydrology and is a core element of environmental geography.
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
a beam or ray of light
anything issuing or moving with continued succession of parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand
a continued current or course; as, a stream of weather
current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners
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
to pour out, or emit, a stream or streams
to issue in a stream of light; to radiate
to extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind
to send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears
to mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts
A stream is a body of water with a current, confined within a bed and stream banks. Depending on its locale or certain characteristics, a stream may be referred to as a branch, brook, beck, burn, creek, "crick", gill, kill, lick, mill race, rill, river, syke, bayou, rivulet, streamage, wash, run or runnel. Streams are important as conduits in the water cycle, instruments in groundwater recharge, and corridors for fish and wildlife migration. The biological habitat in the immediate vicinity of a stream is called a riparian zone. Given the status of the ongoing Holocene extinction, streams play an important corridor role in connecting fragmented habitats and thus in conserving biodiversity. The study of streams and waterways in general is known as surface hydrology and is a core element of environmental geography.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
strēm, n. a current of water, air, or light, &c.: anything flowing out from a source: anything forcible, flowing, and continuous: drift, tendency.—v.i. to flow in a stream: to pour out abundantly: to be overflown with: to issue in rays: to stretch in a long line.—v.t. to discharge in a stream: to wave.—ns. Stream′er, an ensign or flag streaming or flowing in the wind: a luminous beam shooting upward from the horizon; Stream′-gold, placer-gold, the gold of alluvial districts; Stream′-ice, pieces of drift ice swept down in a current; Stream′iness, streamy quality; Stream′ing, the working of alluvial deposits for the ores contained.—adj. Stream′less, not watered by streams.—ns. Stream′let, Stream′ling, a little stream; Stream′-tin, disintegrated tin-ore found in alluvial ground.—adj. Stream′y, abounding in streams: flowing in a stream. [A.S. streám; Ger. straum, Ice. straumr.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Anglo-Saxon for flowing water, meaning especially the middle or most rapid part of a tide or current.
A body of water of known size.
The local stream is loved by the young children who love to paddle and know they are safe and secure.
Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020
A collective form of human consciousness or animal consciousness or the consciousness of a living organism.
Streams of human consciousness are expressed throughout the world daily and we see patterns emerge that need to be addressed for the evolution of humanity.
Submitted by MaryC on March 29, 2020
To communicate, transmit or transfer data, communication or information from a computer to a specific computer, app, laptop, internet, router, telecommunications system, server, network or other type of technological device.
He loves to stream music to his smartphone when out travelling.
Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2015
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stream is ranked #32524 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Stream surname appeared 707 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Stream.
91.6% or 648 total occurrences were White.
2.9% or 21 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.6% or 19 total occurrences were Black.
1.5% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Stream' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3763
Rank popularity for the word 'Stream' in Nouns Frequency: #1288
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The numerical value of Stream in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Stream in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Stream in a Sentence
Stop Nord Stream 2. Ramp up American energy and get away from Russian oil dependence. Let's start taking some very firm actions.
He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.
China's demand stumble comes at an awkward time, just when more and more supply of raw materials is coming on stream in many sectors. No quick fix in sight, china's stock market stumble now risks knocking demand down further. What all this points to is the need for a lot more easing, including extra fiscal spending. China's economy is highly dependent on construction. With that engine sputtering, mainland commodity demand will struggle to make headway for a while.
All the buildings he buys are in prime districts. It's a steady, reliable income stream, almost like a sovereign bond.
I don't think live-stream e-commerce alone will save the economy.
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Translations for Stream
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- паток, ручай, рэчкаBelarusian
- corrent, rierolCatalan, Valencian
- potok, proud, tokCzech
- nant, ffrwdWelsh
- Bach, StromGerman
- ροή, ρυάκιGreek
- flujo, arroyo, corrienteSpanish
- virta, puro, jono, oja, taso, vanaFinnish
- cours d'eau, ruisseau, groupe de niveau, flot, courant, torrentFrench
- sruthScottish Gaelic
- יובל, פלג, נחל, זרםHebrew
- नदी, रूदHindi
- հոսանք, գետակArmenian
- corrente, ruscello, rivoItalian
- ストリーム, 流れ, 小川Japanese
- მდინარე, ნაკადული, რუGeorgian
- អូរ, ស្ទឹងKhmer
- srautas, upokšnis, srovė, upelisLithuanian
- sungai kecil, aliranMalay
- tó nilį́į́hNavajo, Navaho
- strumień, potok, rzeczkaPolish
- fluxo, [[corrente]] [[d'água]], riacho, córregoPortuguese
- șuvoi, curs de apă, curent, lanț, șiroi, pârâu, flux, torentRomanian
- поток, речушка, струя, ручей, речкаRussian
- поток, potokSerbo-Croatian
- දොළSinhala, Sinhalese
- bäck, å, flod, strömSwedish
- వాగు, ఉపనది, ధారTelugu
- річка, потік, струмокUkrainian
- ندی, رودUrdu
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