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Noun: stream  streem
  1. A natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
    - watercourse
     
  2. Dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
    "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness";
    - flow, current
     
  3. The act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
    - flow
     
  4. Something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously
    "a stream of people emptied from the terminal";
    - flow
     
  5. A steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
    "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water";
    - current
     
  6. (computing) a source or repository of data usually read or written sequentially over time
Verb: stream  streem
  1. To extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind
    "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"
     
  2. Exude profusely
    "She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose streamed blood"
     
  3. Move in large numbers
    "people were streaming out of the theatre";
    - pour, swarm, teem, pullulate
     
  4. Rain heavily
    "Put on your rain coat-- it's streaming outside!";
    - pour, pelt, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets, chuck [Brit], chuck it down [Brit], teem, tip [Brit], bucket [Brit]
     
  5. Flow freely and abundantly
    "Tears streamed down her face";
    - well out
     
  6. Play a video or audio file as it downloads from the Internet

Derived forms: streamed, streams, streaming

See also: streaming

Type of: be adrift, blow, body of water, course, crowd, crowd together, drift, exudate, exude, feed, float, flow, flowing, line, motion, move, movement, ooze, ooze out, rain, rain down, run, transude, water

Encyclopedia: Stream