1. [ noun ] (geography) a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
Synonyms: watercourse
Related terms: body_of_water river brook rivulet headstream branch tidal_river meander ford midstream
2. [ verb ] to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind

: "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind."

Related terms: float
3. [ noun ] dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
Synonyms: current flow

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

Related terms: course
4. [ noun ] the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
Synonyms: flow
Related terms: motion flood spill flow run
5. [ verb ] exude profusely

"She was streaming with sweat" "His nose streamed blood"

Related terms: exude
6. [ noun ] something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously
Synonyms: flow

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

Related terms: motion flow
7. [ noun ] a steady flow (usually from natural causes)
Synonyms: current

"the raft floated downstream on the current" "he felt a stream of air"

Related terms: flow torrent ocean_current riptide eddy whirlpool undertide tidal_flow
8. [ verb ] move in large numbers
Synonyms: pour swarm teem pullulate

"people were pouring out of the theater" "beggars pullulated in the plaza"

Related terms: crowd spill_over
9. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 26003
10. [ verb ] (meteorology) rain heavily
Synonyms: pelt rain_cats_and_dogs rain_buckets pour

"Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"

Related terms: rain sluice sheet downpour
11. [ verb ] flow freely and abundantly
Synonyms: well_out

"Tears streamed down her face"

Related terms: run spin flow
Similar spelling:   streamer