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Definition of "stream" []

  • A flow of water in a channel or bed, as a brook, rivulet, or small river. (noun)
  • A steady current in such a flow of water. (noun)
  • A steady current of a fluid. (noun)
  • A steady flow or succession: a stream of insults. See Synonyms at flow. (noun)
  • A trend, course, or drift, as of opinion, thought, or history. (noun)
  • A small river; brook (noun)

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.

  • Any steady flow of water or other fluid (noun)
  • Something that resembles a stream in moving continuously in a line or particular direction (noun)
  • A rapid or unbroken flow of speech, etc (noun)
  • A flow of money into a business (noun)
  • Any of several parallel classes of schoolchildren, or divisions of children within a class, grouped together because of similar ability (noun)
  • To emit or be emitted in a continuous flow (verb)
  • To move in unbroken succession, as a crowd of people, vehicles, etc (verb)
  • To float freely or with a waving motion (verb)
  • To unfurl (a flag, etc) (verb)
  • To move causing a trail of light, condensed gas, etc, as a jet aircraft (verb)
  • To wash (earth, gravel, etc) in running water in prospecting (for gold, etc), to expose the particles of ore or metal (verb)
  • To group or divide (children) in streams (verb)
  • To transfer (esp audio or video data) in a continuous flow (verb)

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Use "stream" in a sentence
  • "That half-way law applies if the stream is a property boundary"
  • "We observe, e.g., that a cognition which has the form of a jar (i.e. the idea of a jar) gives rise to the cognition of the two halves of a jar, and is itself preceded and produced by the cognition of a jar, and this again by a similar cognition, and so on; this is what we call a stream or flow of ideas."
  • "Fumo talked to the judge for an hour Thursday in what he called a "stream of consciousness" essay."