|1.||[ noun ] (geography) a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth|
|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."
|3.||[ 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"
|4.||[ noun ] the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression|
|Related terms:||motion flood spill flow run|
|5.||[ verb ] exude profusely|
"She was streaming with sweat" "His nose streamed blood"
|6.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||motion flow|
|7.||[ noun ] a steady flow (usually from natural causes)|
"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|
"Tears streamed down her face"
|Related terms:||run spin flow|