HyperDic: stream

English > 10 senses of the word stream:
NOUNobjectstream, watercoursea natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
groupstream, flow, currentdominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
actstream, flowthe act of flowing or streaming
statestream, flowsomething that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously
eventstream, currenta steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
VERBmotionstreamto extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind
bodystreamexude profusely
motionstream, pour, swarm, teem, pullulatemove in large numbers
weatherstream, pour, pelt, rain cats and dogs, rain bucketsrain heavily
motionstream, well outflow freely and abundantly
stream > pronunciation
Soundsstriy'm
Rhymesacademe ... upstream: 40 rhymes with iym...
English > stream: 10 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth.
Synonymwatercourse
Partsford, crossingA shallow area in a stream that can be forded
meanderA bend or curve, as in a stream or river
midstreamThe middle of a stream
NarrowerbranchA stream or river connected to a larger / larger one
brook, creekA natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
headstreamA stream that forms the source of a river
riverA large natural stream of water (larger / larger than a creek)
rivulet, rill, run, runnel, streamletA small stream
tidal river, tidewater river, tidal stream, tidewater streamA stream in which the effects of the tide extend far upstream
Broaderbody of water, waterThe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
Spanisharroyo, corriente, curso de agua
Catalancorrent
Nounsstreamleta small stream
Verbsstreamflow freely and abundantly
English > stream: 10 senses > noun 2, group
Meaningdominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas.
Examples
  • "two streams of development run through American history"
  • "stream of consciousness"
Synonymsflow, current
Broadercourse, lineA connected series of events or actions or developments
Spanishcorriente, curso, flujo
Catalancorrent, curs, flux
English > stream: 10 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression.
Synonymflow
Narrowerflood, overflow, outpouringA large / large flow
spill, spillage, releaseThe act of allowing a fluid to escape
Broadermotion, movement, moveThe act of changing location from one place to another
Spanishcorriente, flujo
Catalancorrent, fluix
Verbsstreamflow freely and abundantly
English > stream: 10 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningSomething that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously.
Example"a stream of people emptied from the terminal"
Synonymflow
BroadermotionA state of change
Spanishcorriente, río, torrente
Catalancorrent, riu, torrent
Verbsstreamto extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind
streammove in large numbers
English > stream: 10 senses > noun 5, event
MeaningA steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes).
Examples
  • "the raft floated downstream on the current"
  • "he felt a stream of air"
  • "the hose ejected a stream of water"
Synonymcurrent
Narrowereddy, twistA miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
ocean currentThe steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
riptide, rip currentA strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore
tidal flow, tidal currentThe water current caused by the tides
torrent, violent streamA violently fast stream of water (or other liquid / liquid)
undertide, undercurrentA current below the surface of a fluid
whirlpool, vortex, maelstromA powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
Broaderflow, flowingThe motion characteristic of fluids (liquids / liquids or gases)
Spanishcorriente, flujo
Catalancorrent
Verbsstreamflow freely and abundantly
English > stream: 10 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTo extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"
Broaderfloat, drift, be adrift, blowBe in motion due to some air or water current
Spanishondear
Nounsstreamsomething that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously
English > stream: 10 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningexude profusely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "She was streaming with sweat"
  • "His nose streamed blood"
Broaderexude, exudate, transude, ooze out, oozeRelease (a liquid / liquid) in drops or small quantities
Spanishchorrear, manar
Catalanadollar, rajar, regalimar
Participlestreamingexuding a bodily fluid in profuse amounts
English > stream: 10 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove in large numbers.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymspour, swarm, teem, pullulate
Narrowerspill over, spill out, pour outBe disgorged
Broadercrowd, crowd togetherTo gather together in large numbers
Spanishhormiguear
Catalananar a patolls
Nounsstreamsomething that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously
English > stream: 10 senses > verb 4, weather
Meaningrain heavily.
PatternIt is ----ing
ModelIt was streaming all day long
Synonymspour, pelt, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets
Narrowersheetcome down as if in sheets
sluice, sluice downpour as if from a sluice
Broaderrain, rain downprecipitate as rain
Spanishdiluviar, llover a cántaros
Catalandiluviar, ploure a bots i barrals
English > stream: 10 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningFlow freely and abundantly.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"Tears streamed down her face"
Synonymwell out
Narrowerspinstream in jets, of liquids / liquids
Broaderrun, flow, feed, courseMove along, of liquids / liquids
Spanishverter
Catalanabocar, vessar
Nounsstreamthe act of flowing or streaming
streama steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
streama natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth

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