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Stream

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Streamn. [AS. streám; akin to OFries. strām, OS. strōm, D. stroom, G. strom, OHG. stroum, str, Dan. & Sw. ström, Icel. straumr, Ir. sroth, Lith. srove, Russ. struia, Gr. "ry`sis a flowing, "rei^n to flow, Skr. sru. √174. Cf. Catarrh, Diarrhea, Rheum, Rhythm.].
  •  A current of water or other fluid; a liquid flowing continuously in a line or course, either on the earth, as a river, brook, etc., or from a vessel, reservoir, or fountain; specifically, any course of running water; as, many streams are blended in the Mississippi; gas and steam came from the earth in streams; a stream of molten lead from a furnace; a stream of lava from a volcano.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A beam or ray of light.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners.  [1913 Webster]
Gulf stream. See under Gulf. -- Stream anchor, Stream cable. (Naut.) See under Anchor, and Cable. -- Stream ice, blocks of ice floating in a mass together in some definite direction. -- Stream tin, particles or masses of tin ore found in alluvial ground; -- so called because a stream of water is the principal agent used in separating the ore from the sand and gravel. -- Stream works (Cornish Mining), a place where an alluvial deposit of tin ore is worked. Ure. -- To float with the stream, figuratively, to drift with the current of opinion, custom, etc., so as not to oppose or check it. <-- Colloq. = go with the flow, blow with the wind. -->
Syn. -- Current; flow; rush; tide; course.
Streamv. i. 
  •  To issue or flow in a stream; to flow freely or in a current, as a fluid or whatever is likened to fluids; as, tears streamed from her eyes.  [1913 Webster]
    "Beneath those banks where rivers stream."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To pour out, or emit, a stream or streams.  [1913 Webster]
    "A thousand suns will stream on thee."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To issue in a stream of light; to radiate.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind.  [1913 Webster]
Streamv. t. 
  •  To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears.  [1913 Webster]
    "It may so please that she at length will stream
    Some dew of grace into my withered heart.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts.  [1913 Webster]
    "The herald's mantle is streamed with gold."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To unfurl.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
To stream the buoy. (Naut.) See under Buoy.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Stream, n. & v.
--n.
1 a flowing body of water, esp. a small river.
2 a the flow of a fluid or of a mass of people (a stream of lava). b (in sing. or pl.) a large quantity of something that flows or moves along.
3 a current or direction in which things are moving or tending (against the stream).
4 Brit. a group of schoolchildren taught together as being of similar ability for a given age.
--v.
1 intr. flow or move as a stream.
2 intr. run with liquid (my eyes were streaming).
3 intr. (of a banner or hair etc.) float or wave in the wind.
4 tr. emit a stream of (blood etc.).
5 tr. Brit. arrange (schoolchildren) in streams.

Idiom
go with the stream do as others do. on stream (of a factory etc.) in operation. stream-anchor an anchor intermediate in size between a bower and a kedge, esp. for use in warping. stream of consciousness
1 Psychol. a person's thoughts and conscious reactions to events perceived as a continuous flow.
2 a literary style depicting events in such a flow in the mind of a character.
Derivative
streamless adj. streamlet n.
Etymology
OE stream f. Gmc

THESAURUS

Stream

Brownian movement, X ray, Zeitgeist, abound, abundance, actinic ray, actinism, advance, affluence, afflux, affluxion, air current, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, angular motion, appear, arise, ascend, ascending, ascent, assemble, atomic beam, atomic ray, avalanche, axial motion, back, back up, backflowing, backing, backward motion, backwash, barrage, beam, beam of light, bearing, beck, become manifest, become visible, bonanza, bountifulness, bountiousness, branch, bristle with, brook, brooklet, budge, bumper crop, bunch, bunch up, burn, caravan, career, cascade, cataract, cavalcade, chain, change, change place, channel, circle, climb, climbing, clot, cluster, collect, column, come, come forth, come forward, come in sight, come out, come to hand, come to light, come together, commute, concourse, condensation trail, confluence, conflux, congregate, contrail, converge, copiousness, copulate, cortege, couple, course, cover ground, crawl with, creek, creep with, crop out, crosscurrent, crowd, current, current of air, date, defluxion, deluge, descend, descending, descent, direction, downdraft, downflow, downpour, downward motion, draft, dress parade, drift, driftage, drizzle, drum, ebb, ebbing, effluence, efflux, effusion, emanate, emerge, enter, exhaust, extravagance, exuberance, exuberate, fade in, fall, fall wind, fare, fare forth, fertility, fetch, file, flight, flit, flock together, flood, flow, flow back, flow in, flow of air, flow out, flow together, flowing, fluency, flush, flux, flyover, foison, following wind, forgather, forward motion, fountain, freshet, full measure, fullness, funeral, fuse, gamma ray, gang, gang around, gang up, gather, gather around, generosity, generousness, get over, geyser, gill, glacial movement, gleam, glide, go, go along, go around, go round, go sideways, great abundance, great plenty, gush, gyrate, head wind, heave in sight, herd together, hie, hive, horde, huddle, indraft, inflow, infrared ray, inhalation, inrush, inspiration, invisible radiation, issue, issue forth, jet, jetstream, katabatic wind, kill, landslide, lavishness, league, leam, liberality, liberalness, line, link, look forth, loom, lots, luxuriance, main current, mainstream, make, march, march past, mass, materialize, maximum, meet, merge, mill, mill run, millrace, mizzle, monsoon, more than enough, motion, motorcade, mount, mounting, move, move along, move on, move over, movement, movement of air, much, mule train, muster, myriad, myriads, numerousness, oblique motion, ongoing, onrush, onward course, opulence, opulency, outcrop, outflow, outpouring, overflow, pack train, parade, pass, passage, patch, patter, peep out, pelt, pencil, photon, pitter-patter, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plenty, plunge, plunging, pomp, pour, pour with rain, precipitate, prevalence, proceed, procession, prodigality, productiveness, profuseness, profusion, progress, proliferate, promenade, quantities, queue, race, radial motion, radiation, radiorays, rain, rain tadpoles, rally, rally around, random motion, ray, ray of light, reflowing, refluence, reflux, regress, regression, regurgitate, rendezvous, repleteness, repletion, retrogress, retrogression, review, ribbon, ribbon of light, rich harvest, rich vein, richness, rill, riot, riotousness, rise, rising, river, rivulet, roll, roll on, rotate, row, run, run over, runnel, rush, sashay, scads, see the light, seethe, series, set, shift, shoot, show, show up, shower, shower down, sideward motion, sink, sinking, skimmington, slide, slip, soar, soaring, solar rays, spate, spatter, spin, spit, spout, sprinkle, spurt, squirt, sternway, stir, streak, stream forth, stream of air, stream of light, streamer, streamlet, strike the eye, string, subside, subsiding, substantiality, substantialness, succession, superabundance, surge, surge back, swarm, swarm with, swing, tail wind, tattoo, teem, teem with, teemingness, tenor, the general tendency, the main course, throng, tide, time spirit, tone, torrent, train, traject, trajet, travel, trend, tributary, turn up, ultraviolet ray, undercurrent, undertow, unite, updraft, upward motion, vapor trail, violet ray, vortex, wake, walk, wane, wash, water flow, watercourse, waterway, wayfare, wealth, weep, wend, whirl, wind

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Stream

Sufficiency

VB be sufficient, suffice, do, just do, satisfy, pass muster, have enough, eat, one's fill, drink one's fill, have one's fill, roll in, swim in, wallow in, wanton, abound, exuberate, teem, flow, stream, rain, shower down, pour, pour in, swarm, bristle with, superabound, render sufficient, replenish, Adj, sufficient, enough, adequate, up to the mark, commensurate, competent, satisfactory, valid, tangible, measured, moderate, full, ample, plenty, plentiful, plenteous, plenty as blackberries, copious, abundant, abounding, replete, enough and to spare, flush, choke-full, chock-full, well-stocked, well- provided, liberal, unstinted, unstinting, stintless, without stint, unsparing, unmeasured, lavish, wholesale, rich, luxuriant, affluent, wantless, big with, unexhausted, unwasted, exhaustless, inexhaustible, Adv, sufficiently, amply.

Assemblage

VB assemble, collect, muster, meet, unite, join, rejoin, cluster, flock, swarm, surge, stream, herd, crowd, throng, associate, congregate, conglomerate, concentrate, precipitate, center round, rendezvous, resort, come together, flock get together, pig together, forgather, huddle, reassemble, assemble, muster, bring together, get together, put together, draw together, scrape together, lump together, collect, collocate, colligate, get, whip in, gather, hold a meeting, convene, convoke, convocate, rake up, dredge, heap, mass, pile, pack, put up, truss, cram, acervate, agglomerate, aggregate, compile, group, aggroup, concentrate, unite, collect into a focus, bring into a focus, amass, accumulate, collect in a dragnet, heap Ossa upon Pelion.

Motion

N motion, movement, move, going, unrest, stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir, evolution, kinematics, telekinesis, step, rate, pace, tread, stride, gait, port, footfall, cadence, carriage, velocity, angular velocity, clip, progress, locomotion, journey, voyage, transit, restlessness, mobility, movableness, motive power, laws of motion, mobilization, moving, in motion, transitional, motory, motive, shifting, movable, mobile, mercurial, unquiet, restless, nomadic, erratic, under way, on the move, on the wing, on the tramp, on the march, eppur si muove, es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille, sich ein Charakter in dem Strom der Welt.

VB be in motion, move, go, hie, gang, budge, stir, pass, flit, hover about, hover round, hover about, shift, slide, glide, roll, roll on, flow, stream, run, drift, sweep along, wander, walk, change one's place, shift one's place, change one's quarters, shift one's quarters, dodge, keep going, keep moving, put in motion, set in motion, move, impel, propel, render movable, mobilize.

River

N river, running water, jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau, sluice, water spout, water fall, cascade, force, foss, lin, linn, ghyll, Niagara, cataract, rapids, white water, catadupe, cataclysm, debacle, inundation, deluge, chute, washout, rain, rainfall, serein, shower, scud, downpour, driving rain, drenching rain, cloudburst, hyetology, hyetography, predominance of Aquarius, reign of St. Swithin, mizzle, drizzle, stillicidum, plash, dropping, falling weather, northeaster, hurricane, typhoon, stream, course, flux, flow, profluence, effluence, defluxion, flowing, current, tide, race, coulee, spring, artesian well, fount, fountain, rill, rivulet, gill, gullet, rillet, streamlet, brooklet, branch, runnel, sike, burn, beck, creek, brook, bayou, stream, river, reach, tributary, geyser, spout, waterspout, body of water, torrent, rapids, flush, flood, swash, spring tide, high tide, full tide, bore, tidal bore, eagre, hygre, fresh, freshet, indraught, reflux, undercurrent, eddy, vortex, gurge, whirlpool, Maelstrom, regurgitation, overflow, confluence, corrivation, wave, billow, surge, swell, ripple, anerythmon gelasma, beach comber, riffle, rollers, ground swell, surf, breakers, white horses, whitecaps, rough sea, heavy sea, high seas, cross sea, long sea, short sea, chopping sea, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, hydraulicostatics, rain gauge, flowmeter, pegology, irrigation, pump, watering pot, watering cart, hydrant, syringe, garden hose, lawn spray, bhisti, mussuk, fluent, diffluent, profluent, affluent, tidal, flowing, meandering, meandry, meandrous, fluvial, fluviatile, streamy, showery, rainy, pluvial, stillicidous, stillatitious, for men may come and men may go but I go on foreve, that old man river, he just keeps rolling along, river, running water, jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau, sluice, water spout, water fall, cascade, force, foss, lin, linn, ghyll, Niagara, cataract, rapids, white water, catadupe, cataclysm, debacle, inundation, deluge, chute, washout, rain, rainfall, serein, shower, scud, downpour, driving rain, drenching rain, cloudburst, hyetology, hyetography, predominance of Aquarius, reign of St. Swithin, mizzle, drizzle, stillicidum, plash, dropping, falling weather, northeaster, hurricane, typhoon, stream, course, flux, flow, profluence, effluence, defluxion, flowing, current, tide, race, coulee, spring, artesian well, fount, fountain, rill, rivulet, gill, gullet, rillet, streamlet, brooklet, branch, runnel, sike, burn, beck, creek, brook, bayou, stream, river, reach, tributary, geyser, spout, waterspout, body of water, torrent, rapids, flush, flood, swash, spring tide, high tide, full tide, bore, tidal bore, eagre, hygre, fresh, freshet, indraught, reflux, undercurrent, eddy, vortex, gurge, whirlpool, Maelstrom, regurgitation, overflow, confluence, corrivation, wave, billow, surge, swell, ripple, anerythmon gelasma, beach comber, riffle, rollers, ground swell, surf, breakers, white horses, whitecaps, rough sea, heavy sea, high seas, cross sea, long sea, short sea, chopping sea, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, hydraulicostatics, rain gauge, flowmeter, pegology, irrigation, pump, watering pot, watering cart, hydrant, syringe, garden hose, lawn spray, bhisti, mussuk, fluent, diffluent, profluent, affluent, tidal, flowing, meandering, meandry, meandrous, fluvial, fluviatile, streamy, showery, rainy, pluvial, stillicidous, stillatitious, for men may come and men may go but I go on foreve, that old man river, he just keeps rolling along.

VB flow, run, meander, gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue, drop, drip, dribble, plash, spirtle, trill, trickle, distill, percolate, stream, overflow, inundate, deluge, flow over, splash, swash, guggle, murmur, babble, bubble, purl, gurgle, sputter, spurt, spray, regurgitate, ooze, flow out, rain hard, rain in torrents, rain cats and dogs, rain pitchforks, pour with rain, drizzle, spit, set in, mizzle, flow into, fall into, open into, drain into, discharge itself, disembogue, pour, pour out, shower down, irrigate, drench, spill, splash, stanch, dam, up, obstruct.

Wind

N wind, draught, flatus, afflatus, efflation, eluvium, air, breath, breath of air, puff, whiff, zephyr, blow, breeze, drift, aura, stream, current, jet stream, undercurrent, gust, blast, squall, gale, half a gale, storm, tempest, hurricane, whirlwind, tornado, samiel, cyclone, anticyclone, typhoon, simoon, simoom, harmattan, monsoon, trade wind, sirocco, mistral, bise, tramontane, levanter, capful of wind, fresh breeze, stiff breeze, keen blast, blizzard, barber, candelia, chinook, foehn, khamsin, norther, vendaval, wuther, windiness, ventosity, rough weather, dirty weather, ugly weather, stress of weather, dirty sky, mare's tail, thick squall, black squall, white squall, anemography, aerodynamics, wind gauge, weathercock, vane, weather- vane, wind sock, anemometer, anemoscope, sufflation, insufflation, perflation, inflation, afflation, blowing, fanning, ventilation, sneezing, errhine, sternutative, sternutatory, sternutation, hiccup, hiccough, catching of the breath, Eolus, Boreas, Zephyr, cave of Eolus, air pump, air blower, lungs, bellows, blowpipe, fan, ventilator, punkah, branchiae, gills, flabellum, vertilabrum, whiffle ball, blowing, windy, flatulent, breezy, gusty, squally, stormy, tempestuous, blustering, boisterous, pulmonic, pulmonary, lull'd by soft zephyrs, the storm is up and all is on the hazard, the winds were wither'd in the stagnant air, while mocking winds are piping loud, winged with red lightning and tempestuous rage.

VB blow, waft, blow hard, blow great guns, blow a hurricane, wuther, stream, issue, respire, breathe, puff, whiff, whiffle, gasp, wheeze, snuff, snuffle, sniff, sniffle, sneeze, cough, fan, ventilate, inflate, perflate, blow up.

Light

N light, ray, beam, stream, gleam, streak, pencil, sunbeam, moonbeam, aurora, day, sunshine, light of day, light of heaven, moonlight, starlight, sunlight, daylight, broad daylight, noontide light, noontide, noonday, noonday sun, glow, glimmering, glint, play of light, flood of light, phosphorescence, lambent flame, flush, halo, glory, nimbus, aureola, spark, scintilla, facula, sparkling, emication, scintillation, flash, blaze, coruscation, fulguration, flame, lightning, levin, ignis fatuus, luster, sheen, shimmer, reflexion, reflection, gloss, tinsel, spangle, brightness, brilliancy, splendor, effulgence, refulgence, fulgor, fulgidity, dazzlement, resplendence, transplendency, luminousness, luminosity, lucidity, renitency, nitency, radiance, radiation, irradiation, illumination, actinic rays, actinism, Roentgen-ray, Xray, photography, heliography, photometer, optics, photology, photometry, dioptrics, catoptrics, chiaroscuro, clairobscur, clear obscure, breadth, light and shade, black and white, tonality, reflection, refraction, dispersion, refractivity, shining, luminous, luminiferous, lucid, lucent, luculent, lucific, luciferous, light, lightsome, bright, vivid, splendent, nitid, lustrous, shiny, beamy, scintillant, radiant, lambent, sheen, sheeny, glossy, burnished, glassy, sunny, orient, meridian, noonday, tide, cloudless, clear, unclouded, unobscured, gairish, garish, resplendent, transplendent, refulgent, effulgent, fulgid, fulgent, relucent, splendid, blazing, in a blaze, ablaze, rutilant, meteoric, phosphorescent, aglow, bright as silver, light as day, bright as day, light as noonday, bright as noonday, bright as the sun at noonday, actinic, photogenic, graphic, heliographic, heliophagous, a day for gods to stoop and men to soar, dark with excessive bright.


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