Synonyms of flow


1. flow, flowing, change of location, travel

usage: the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

2. flow, flow rate, rate of flow, rate

usage: the amount of fluid that flows in a given time

3. flow, stream, motion, movement, move

usage: the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

4. flow, natural process, natural action, action, activity

usage: any uninterrupted stream or discharge

5. stream, flow, motion

usage: something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; "a stream of people emptied from the terminal"; "the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"

6. stream, flow, current, course, line

usage: dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history"

7. menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flow, discharge, emission, expelling

usage: the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "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"--Aristotle


1. flow, flux, move

usage: move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium"

2. run, flow, feed, course, move

usage: move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

3. flow

usage: cause to flow; "The artist flowed the washes on the paper"

4. flow, exist, be

usage: be abundantly present; "The champagne flowed at the wedding"

5. hang, fall, flow

usage: fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"

6. flow, flood

usage: cover or swamp with water

7. menstruate, flow, shed blood, bleed, hemorrhage

usage: undergo menstruation; "She started menstruating at the age of 11"

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Definition and meaning of flow (Dictionary)