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Noun: flow  flow
  1. The motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
    - flowing
     
  2. The amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    - flow rate, rate of flow
     
  3. The act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
    - stream
     
  4. Any uninterrupted stream or discharge
     
  5. Something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously
    "the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors";
    - stream
     
  6. Dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
    "the flow of thought";
    - stream, current
     
  7. The monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
    "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females";
    - menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period
Verb: flow  flow
  1. Move or progress freely as if in a stream
    "The crowd flowed out of the stadium";
    - flux
     
  2. Move along, of liquids
    "Water flowed into the cave";
    - run, feed, course
     
  3. Cause to flow
    "The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
     
  4. Be abundantly present
    "The champagne flowed at the wedding"
     
  5. Fall or flow in a certain way
    "Her long black hair flowed down her back";
    - hang, fall
     
  6. Cover or swamp with water
     
  7. Undergo menstruation
    "She started flowing at the age of 11";
    - menstruate

Sounds like: flouriness, flowerinflow

Derived forms: flowing, flowed, flows

See also: flow from

Type of: action, activity, be, bleed, change of location, course, discharge, emission, exist, expelling, flood, haemorrhage [Brit, Cdn], hemorrhage [N. Amer], line, motion, move, movement, natural action, natural process, rate, shed blood, travel

Encyclopedia: Flow, Turbulence and Combustion