Definition of "flow" []

  • To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity, as in the manner characteristic of a fluid. (verb-intransitive)
  • To issue in a stream; pour forth: Sap flowed from the gash in the tree. (verb-intransitive)
  • To circulate, as the blood in the body. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move with a continual shifting of the component particles: wheat flowing into the bin; traffic flowing through the tunnel. (verb-intransitive)
  • To proceed steadily and easily: The preparations flowed smoothly. (verb-intransitive)
  • (of liquids) to move or be conveyed as in a stream (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of blood) to circulate around the body (verb)
  • To move or progress freely as if in a stream (verb)
  • To proceed or be produced continuously and effortlessly (verb)
  • To show or be marked by smooth or easy movement (verb)
  • To hang freely or loosely (verb)
  • To be present in abundance (verb)
  • (of tide water) to advance or rise (verb)
  • To cover or swamp with liquid; flood (verb)
  • (of rocks such as slate) to yield to pressure without breaking so that the structure and arrangement of the constituent minerals are altered (verb)
  • The act, rate, or manner of flowing (noun)
  • A continuous stream or discharge (noun)
  • Continuous progression (noun)
  • The advancing of the tide (noun)
  • A stream of molten or solidified lava (noun)
  • The amount of liquid that flows in a given time (noun)
  • A marsh or swamp (noun)
  • An inlet or basin of the sea (noun)
  • (capital when part of a name) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "flow" in a sentence
  • "Of course, going with the flow is a lot easier, and Canadians are ‘easy-going’ people."
  • "Dudley said those communities who were hurt, should not allow the actions of trouble makers to stop what she described as a flow of goodwill growing in South Africa."
  • "Most of the flow is the Unconferences piece which has been widely linked to."