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Definition of "streak" []

  • A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings. (noun)
  • An inherent, often contrasting quality: "There was a streak of wildness in him” ( Olga Carlisle). (noun)
  • A ray or flash of light: the first streaks of dawn; a streak of lightning. (noun)
  • Informal A brief run or stretch, as of luck. (noun)
  • Informal An unbroken series, as of wins or losses. (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.

Use "streak" in a sentence
  • "The Rocket's win streak is one (contradict perception of indespensibility?)."
  • "The small win streak is important because Indiana had lost seven in a row before beating New York on Wednesday."
  • "That streak is one game short of Wayne Gretzky's league record for longest points streak from a debut with a new team, set in 1988 with Los Angeles."