1. [ noun ] the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
Synonyms: flowing
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
Synonyms: flux

"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
Synonyms: flow_rate rate_of_flow
Related terms: rate cardiac_output
5. [ noun ] the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
Synonyms: stream
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
Synonyms: stream current

: "two streams of development run through American history" "stream of consciousness" "the flow of thought" "the current of history"

Related terms: course
8. [ verb ] cause to flow

"The artist flowed the washes on the paper"

Related terms: run
9. [ noun ] something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously
Synonyms: stream

"a stream of people emptied from the terminal" "the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"

Related terms: motion
10. [ verb ] cover or swamp with water
Related terms: flood lap flowage
11. [ verb ] fall or flow in a certain way
Synonyms: hang fall

"This dress hangs well" "Her long black hair flowed down her back"

Related terms: hang
12. [ verb ] undergo menstruation
Synonyms: menstruate

"She started menstruating at the age of 11"

Related terms: shed_blood ovulate
13. [ verb ] be abundantly present

"The champagne flowed at the wedding"

Related terms: exist
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
Similar spelling:   Flo