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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)

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 "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."