|1.||[ noun ] the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)|
|Related terms:||change_of_location current flux rush overflow seepage airflow drippage freshet flood discharge backflow fountain drip flush emission ebb run|
|2.||[ verb ] move or progress freely as if in a stream|
"The crowd flowed out of the stadium"
|Related terms:||move ripple transpire sluice flux|
|3.||[ verb ] move along, of liquids|
|Synonyms:||run feed course|
"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
|Related terms:||move seep pour drain eddy flush run_down trickle tide spill circulate jet gutter spill waste stream be_due overflow course discharge|
|4.||[ noun ] the amount of fluid that flows in a given time|
|Related terms:||rate cardiac_output|
|5.||[ noun ] the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression|
|Related terms:||motion flood spill run stream|
|6.||[ noun ] any uninterrupted stream or discharge|
|Related terms:||natural_process filling inflow laminar_flow turbulent_flow flowage streamline_flow outflow slipstream|
|7.||[ noun ] dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas|
: "two streams of development run through American history" "stream of consciousness" "the flow of thought" "the current of history"
|8.||[ verb ] cause to flow|
"The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
|9.||[ noun ] something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously|
"a stream of people emptied from the terminal" "the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"
|10.||[ verb ] cover or swamp with water|
|Related terms:||flood lap flowage|
|11.||[ verb ] fall or flow in a certain way|
"This dress hangs well" "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
|12.||[ verb ] undergo menstruation|
"She started menstruating at the age of 11"
|Related terms:||shed_blood ovulate|
|13.||[ verb ] be abundantly present|
"The champagne flowed at the wedding"
|14.||[ noun ] (biology,medicine) the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause|
|Synonyms:||period menses catamenia menstruum menstruation|
"the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation" "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates
|Related terms:||discharge menorrhagia oligomenorrhea menstruate|