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English noun: stream

1. stream (object) a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth


Synonymswatercourse


Broader (hypernym)body of water, water


Narrower (hyponym)branch, brook, creek, headstream, rill, river, rivulet, run, runnel, streamlet, tidal river, tidal stream, tidewater river, tidewater stream


Part holonymcrossing, ford, meander, midstream

2. stream (group) dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas


SamplesTwo streams of development run through American history.
Stream of consciousness.
The flow of thought.
The current of history.


Synonymscurrent, flow


Broader (hypernym)course, line

3. stream (act) the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression


Synonymsflow


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)flood, outpouring, overflow, release, spill, spillage

4. stream (state) something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously


SamplesA stream of people emptied from the terminal.
The museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors.


Synonymsflow


Broader (hypernym)motion

5. stream (event) a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)


SamplesThe raft floated downstream on the current.
He felt a stream of air.
The hose ejected a stream of water.


Synonymscurrent


Broader (hypernym)flow, flowing


Narrower (hyponym)eddy, maelstrom, ocean current, rip current, riptide, tidal current, tidal flow, torrent, twist, undercurrent, undertide, violent stream, vortex, whirlpool


English verb: stream

1. stream (motion) to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind


SamplesTheir manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be adrift, blow, drift, float

2. stream (body) exude profusely


SamplesShe was streaming with sweat.
His nose streamed blood.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)exudate, exude, ooze, ooze out, transude

3. stream (motion) move in large numbers


SamplesPeople were pouring out of the theater.
Beggars pullulated in the plaza.


Synonymspour, pullulate, swarm, teem


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)crowd, crowd together


Narrower (hyponym)pour out, spill out, spill over

4. stream (weather) rain heavily


SamplesPut on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!.


ExamplesIt was streaming all day long


Synonymspelt, pour, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs


Pattern of useIt is ----ing


Broader (hypernym)rain, rain down


Narrower (hyponym)sheet, sluice, sluice down

5. stream (motion) flow freely and abundantly


SamplesTears streamed down her face.


Synonymswell out


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)course, feed, flow, run


Narrower (hyponym)spin









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