What does stream mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stream, watercoursenoun

    a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth

  2. 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"

  3. flow, streamnoun

    the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

  4. stream, flownoun

    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"

  5. current, streamverb

    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"

  6. streamverb

    to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind

    "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"

  7. streamverb

    exude profusely

    "She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose streamed blood"

  8. pour, swarm, stream, teem, pullulateverb

    move in large numbers

    "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"

  9. pour, pelt, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain bucketsverb

    rain heavily

    "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"

  10. stream, well outverb

    flow freely and abundantly

    "Tears streamed down her face"

Wiktionary

  1. streamnoun

    A small river; a large creek; a body of moving water confined by banks

    Etymology: straumaz, whence also Old High German stroum, Old Norse straumr (Norwegian straum, Icelandic straumur). Extra-Germanic cognates include Albanian rrymë.

  2. streamnoun

    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.

    Etymology: straumaz, whence also Old High German stroum, Old Norse straumr (Norwegian straum, Icelandic straumur). Extra-Germanic cognates include Albanian rrymë.

  3. streamnoun

    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.

    Etymology: straumaz, whence also Old High German stroum, Old Norse straumr (Norwegian straum, Icelandic straumur). Extra-Germanic cognates include Albanian rrymë.

  4. streamnoun

    An umbrella term for all moving waters.

    Etymology: straumaz, whence also Old High German stroum, Old Norse straumr (Norwegian straum, Icelandic straumur). Extra-Germanic cognates include Albanian rrymë.

  5. streamnoun

    A source or repository of data that can be read or written only sequentially.

    Etymology: straumaz, whence also Old High German stroum, Old Norse straumr (Norwegian straum, Icelandic straumur). Extra-Germanic cognates include Albanian rrymë.

  6. streamnoun

    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.

    Etymology: straumaz, whence also Old High German stroum, Old Norse straumr (Norwegian straum, Icelandic straumur). Extra-Germanic cognates include Albanian rrymë.

  7. streamverb

    To flow in a continuous or steady manner, like a liquid.

    Etymology: straumaz, whence also Old High German stroum, Old Norse straumr (Norwegian straum, Icelandic straumur). Extra-Germanic cognates include Albanian rrymë.

  8. streamverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Streamnoun

    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

  2. Streamnoun

    a beam or ray of light

  3. Streamnoun

    anything issuing or moving with continued succession of parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand

  4. Streamnoun

    a continued current or course; as, a stream of weather

  5. Streamnoun

    current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners

  6. Streamverb

    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

  7. Streamverb

    to pour out, or emit, a stream or streams

  8. Streamverb

    to issue in a stream of light; to radiate

  9. Streamverb

    to extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind

  10. Streamverb

    to send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears

  11. Streamverb

    to mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts

  12. Streamverb

    to unfurl

Freebase

  1. Stream

    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

  1. Stream

    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

  1. stream

    Anglo-Saxon for flowing water, meaning especially the middle or most rapid part of a tide or current.

Editors Contribution

  1. stream

    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  
  2. stream

    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  
  3. stream

    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  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'stream' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3763

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    Rank popularity for the word 'stream' in Nouns Frequency: #1288

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stream in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stream in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of stream in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    A leaf carried away with the stream of water, it can crash along the way, or go on to the darkest parts of the unknown ocean.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The “stream” we call science always flows forward; sometimes reactionary beavers block its flow, but the stream is never defeated by this; it accumulates, gathers strength; its waters get over the barrage and continue on their course. The advancement of science is the advancement of God, for science is nothing but human intelligence, and human intelligence is the most valuable treasure God has bequeathed us.

  3. Robert Murray:

    Great progress has been made, but there still is a pretty steady stream of poor quality food coming in to the school, we as parents and teachers are responsible for a lot of that.

  4. Brian Valentine:

    They won't be enough to win the game all on their own, but they will give you a constant revenue stream.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Go to a forest and kiss the stream, kiss the tree, kiss the light leaking through the trees! Give your love to those that give life to you!

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