Meaning of stream
Pronunciation: (strēm), [key]
- a body of water flowing in a channel or watercourse, as a river, rivulet, or brook.
- a steady current in water, as in a river or the ocean: to row against the stream; the Gulf Stream.
- any flow of water or other liquid or fluid: streams of blood.
- a current or flow of air, gas, or the like.
- a beam or trail of light: A stream of moonlight fell from the clouds.
- a continuous flow or succession of anything: a stream of words.
- prevailing direction; drift: the stream of opinion.
- in or into operation: The factory will be on stream in a month.
- to flow, pass, or issue in a stream, as water, tears, or blood.
- to send forth or throw off a stream; run or flow (often fol. by with): eyes streaming with tears.
- to extend in a beam or in rays, as light: Sunlight streamed in through the windows.
- to move or proceed continuously like a flowing stream, as a procession.
- to wave or float outward, as a flag in the wind.
- to hang in a loose, flowing manner, as long hair.
- to send forth or discharge in a stream: The wound streamed blood.
- to cause to stream or float outward, as a flag.
- to place (an object) in the water at the end of a line attached to a vessel.
- stream (Thesaurus)