streak: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (strēk), [key]
- a long, narrow mark, smear, band of color, or the like: streaks of mud.
- a portion or layer of something, distinguished by color or nature from the rest; a vein or stratum: streaks of fat in meat.
- a vein, strain, or admixture of anything: a streak of humor.
- a streak of good luck.
- a spell or run:a streak of good luck.
- an uninterrupted series:The team had a losing streak of ten games.
- a flash leaving a visible line or aftereffect, as of lightning; bolt.
- the line of powder obtained by scratching a mineral or rubbing it upon a hard, rough white surface, often differing in color from the mineral in the mass, and serving as an important distinguishing character.
- an elongated, narrow, superficial lesion on stems or leaf veins, becoming brown and necrotic.
- any disease characterized by such lesions.
- to mark with a streak or streaks; form streaks on: sunlight streaking the water with gold; frost streaking the windows.
- to lighten or color (strands of hair) for contrastive effect.
- to dispose, arrange, smear, spread, etc., in the form of a streak or streaks: to streak cold germs on a slide for microscopic study.
- to become streaked.
- to run, go, or work rapidly.
- to flash, as lightning.
- to make a sudden dash in public while naked, esp. as a prank.
- streak (Thesaurus)