What does streak mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. streak, run(noun)

    an unbroken series of events

    "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"

  2. streak(noun)

    a distinctive characteristic

    "he has a stubborn streak"; "a streak of wildness"

  3. stripe, streak, bar(noun)

    a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background

    "a green toad with small black stripes or bars"; "may the Stars and Stripes forever wave"

  4. streak(verb)

    a sudden flash (as of lightning)

  5. streak(verb)

    move quickly in a straight line

    "The plane streaked across the sky"

  6. streak(verb)

    run naked in a public place

  7. mottle, streak, blotch(verb)

    mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained

Wiktionary

  1. streak(Noun)

    An irregular line left from smearing or motion.

    The picture I took out the car window had streaks.

  2. streak(Noun)

    A continuous series of like events.

  3. streak(Noun)

    The color of the powder of a mineral. So called, because a simple field test for a mineral is to streak it against unglazed white porcelain.

  4. streak(Noun)

    A moth of the family Geometridae Chesias legatella (see w:Streak (moth)).

  5. streak(Noun)

    A tendency or characteristic, but not a dominant or pervasive one.

    She's a quiet, bookish person, but she has a rebellious streak.

  6. streak(Verb)

    to have or obtain streaks.

    If you clean a window in direct sunlight, it will streak.

  7. streak(Verb)

    to run naked in public

    It was a pleasant game until some guy went streaking across the field.

  8. streak(Verb)

    to create streaks

    You will streak a window by cleaning it in direct sunlight.

  9. streak(Verb)

    To move very swiftly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Streak(verb)

    to stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body

    Etymology: [OE. streke; akin to D. streek a line, stroke, G. strich, AS. strica, Sw. strek, Dan. streg, Goth. stricks, and E. strike, stroke. See Strike, Stroke, n., and cf. Strake.]

  2. Streak(noun)

    a line or long mark of a different color from the ground; a stripe; a vein

    Etymology: [OE. streke; akin to D. streek a line, stroke, G. strich, AS. strica, Sw. strek, Dan. streg, Goth. stricks, and E. strike, stroke. See Strike, Stroke, n., and cf. Strake.]

  3. Streak(noun)

    a strake

    Etymology: [OE. streke; akin to D. streek a line, stroke, G. strich, AS. strica, Sw. strek, Dan. streg, Goth. stricks, and E. strike, stroke. See Strike, Stroke, n., and cf. Strake.]

  4. Streak(noun)

    the fine powder or mark yielded by a mineral when scratched or rubbed against a harder surface, the color of which is sometimes a distinguishing character

    Etymology: [OE. streke; akin to D. streek a line, stroke, G. strich, AS. strica, Sw. strek, Dan. streg, Goth. stricks, and E. strike, stroke. See Strike, Stroke, n., and cf. Strake.]

  5. Streak(noun)

    the rung or round of a ladder

    Etymology: [OE. streke; akin to D. streek a line, stroke, G. strich, AS. strica, Sw. strek, Dan. streg, Goth. stricks, and E. strike, stroke. See Strike, Stroke, n., and cf. Strake.]

  6. Streak(verb)

    to form streaks or stripes in or on; to stripe; to variegate with lines of a different color, or of different colors

    Etymology: [OE. streke; akin to D. streek a line, stroke, G. strich, AS. strica, Sw. strek, Dan. streg, Goth. stricks, and E. strike, stroke. See Strike, Stroke, n., and cf. Strake.]

  7. Streak(verb)

    with it as an object: To run swiftly

    Etymology: [OE. streke; akin to D. streek a line, stroke, G. strich, AS. strica, Sw. strek, Dan. streg, Goth. stricks, and E. strike, stroke. See Strike, Stroke, n., and cf. Strake.]

Freebase

  1. Streak

    The streak of a mineral is the color of the powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. Unlike the apparent color of a mineral, which for most minerals can vary considerably, the trail of finely ground powder generally has a more consistent characteristic color, and is thus an important diagnostic tool in mineral identification. If no streak seems to be made, the mineral's streak is said to be white or colorless. Streak is particularly important as a diagnostic for opaque and colored materials. It is less useful for silicate minerals, most of which have a white streak and are too hard to powder easily. The apparent color can vary widely because of trace impurities or a disturbed macroscopic crystal structure. Small amounts of an impurity that strongly absorbs a particular wavelength can radically change the wavelengths of light that are reflected by the specimen, and thus change the apparent color. However, when the specimen is dragged to produce a streak, it is broken into randomly oriented microscopic crystals, and small impurities do not greatly affect the absorption of light. The surface across which the mineral is dragged is called a "streak plate," and is generally made of unglazed porcelain tile. In the absence of a streak plate, the unglazed underside of a porcelain bowl or vase or the back of a glazed tile will work. Sometimes a streak is more easily or accurately described by comparing it with the "streak" made by another streak plate.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Streak

    strēk, n. a line or long mark different in colour from the ground, a band of marked colour of some length, a stripe: a slight characteristic, a trace, a passing mood: (min.) the appearance presented by the surface of a mineral when scratched: a strake or line of planking: a short piece of iron forming one section of a pieced tire on the wheel of an artillery-carriage.—v.t. to form streaks in: to mark with streaks.—adj. Streaked, streaky, striped: (U.S.) confused.—n. Streak′iness.—adj. Streak′y, marked with streaks, striped: uneven in quality. [A.S. strica, a stroke—strícan, to go, Ger. strich; cf. Strike. Skeat makes it Scand., Sw. strek, Dan. streg, a dash.]

  2. Streak

    strēk, v.t. (Scot.) to lay out a corpse for burial.—v.i. to stretch out.

  3. Streak

    strēk, v.i. (U.S.) to run swiftly.

CrunchBase

  1. Streak

    Streak was born out of the frustration of constantly having to switch between their inbox (where they do their work) and separate systems. Their goal is to take the work out of managing the processes you do everyday.

Anagrams for streak »

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  2. takers

  3. strake

  4. skater

  5. trakes

  6. sakret

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of streak in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of streak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of streak in a Sentence

  1. Novak Djokovic:

    I wasn't playing my best tennis after the Australian Open so I was looking to regain momentum, i played some of my best tennis here, it's a big win obviously for me today and in this tournament. I'm really looking forward to continuing this streak in Rome (at the Italian Open).

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    Hillary Clinton got what she needed in New York, a solid victory that stopped Bernie Sanders’s weeks-long winning streak … By the end of next week’s contests in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware, her lead in pledged delegates in all likelihood will be insurmountable … [ By May ] turning around public perceptions will be crucial if she hopes not just to win the presidency but to be able to rally the country behind her agenda … Trump’s problems do not diminish the fact that, standing alone, Hillary Clinton looks much weaker than recent nominees … The damage to Hillary Clinton from her battle with Bernie Sanders is borne out in the latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll. The longer this race has gone on, the more Hillary Clinton has shown vulnerabilities. The top-line number that caught the eyes of so many analysts shows Hillary Clinton now in a dead heat with [ Bernie ] Sanders nationally — ahead of Bernie Sanders by just two percentage points, 50 to 48percent.

  3. The Texas senator:

    Democrat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both were seeking rebound victories Tuesday after recent setbacks. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has complicated Trump's path to the nomination by winning recent contests like Wisconsin and getting allies elected to state delegate slates. On the Democratic side, Sanders had been on a winning streak up until Tuesday – winning seven of the eight prior contests. Whether Donald Trump and Clinton's performance Tuesday will help either wrap up the race in the coming weeks remains an open question. The campaigns head next to five Eastern states that vote next Tuesday : Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware. It’s potentially friendly territory for the front-runners. But unless Donald Trump can drive Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz out of the race, the billionaire businessman still may have to fight all the way until the final primary contests on June 7 – especially with an eye toward delegate-rich California, which may end up the determining race – to see if Donald Trump can clinch the nomination with the necessary 1,237 delegates. As of Tuesday night, Donald Trump had 840 delegates. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had 559, and Kasich had 146. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who infamously panned Trump's New York values earlier in the primary, had been bracing for a tough showing in the Empire State and showed no signs of throwing in the towel. The Texas senator was already looking ahead, turning The Texas senator attention to Pennsylvania, where The Texas senator delivered a speech calling on Americans to join together to move the country forward. It is time for us to get up, shake it off and be who we were destined to be.

  4. The Texas senator:

    Donald Trump could end up exceeding 50 percent of the vote in the GOP race, which would be a first for Donald Trump in any state and give Donald Trump a shot at claiming all 95 of the state's delegates. Incoming returns show him with roughly 62 percent. Fox News projects that Ohio Gov. John Kasich will place second in the state, leaving Texas Sen. Cruz to finish third.Cruz, though, has all along downplayed Trump’s New York performance as expected in Ohio Gov. John Kasich home state. The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politics. See Latest Fox News also projects that Democrat Hillary Clinton will defeat Vermont Sen. Sanders in New York on the Democratic side. Primary front-runners Democrat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both were seeking big rebound victories Tuesday after recent campaign setbacks. Texas Sen. Cruz has complicated Trump's path to the nomination by winning in recent contests like Wisconsin, and getting allies elected to several states' delegate slates. On the Democratic side, Sanders had been on a winning streak up until Tuesday -- claiming victory in seven of the eight prior contests. Whether Donald Trump and Clinton's performance Tuesday will be enough for either to wrap up the race in the coming weeks remains an open question. While the primary map seems to be shifting in the near-term to friendly territory for the front-runners, Trump in particular still faces a tough path to clinching the nomination pre-convention if his rivals choose to stay and fight. Texas Sen. Cruz, who infamously panned Trump's New York values earlier in the primary, had been bracing for a tough showing in the Empire State and showed no signs of throwing in the towel. The Texas senator was already looking ahead on the primary calendar, turning The Texas senator attention to Pennsylvania, where The Texas senator delivered a speech calling on Americans to join together to move the country forward. It is time for us to get up, shake it off and be who we were destined to be.

  5. Jeff Bock:

    She has a hot streak going like no other comedian, male or female, working today, you have to consider the lineage of Eddie Murphy in the ’80s, Jim Carrey in the ’90s and Adam Sandler in the aughts. She is their heir apparent.

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