- 1. stream, watercourse, body of water, water
- usage: a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
- 2. 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"
- 3. flow, stream, motion, movement, move
- usage: the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
- 4. 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"
- 5. current, stream, flow, flowing
- usage: a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"
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- 1. stream, float, drift, be adrift, blow
- usage: to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind; "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"
- 2. stream, exude, exudate, transude, ooze out, ooze
- usage: exude profusely; "She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose streamed blood"
- 3. pour, swarm, stream, teem, pullulate, crowd, crowd together
- usage: move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
- 4. pour, pelt, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets, rain, rain down
- usage: rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"
- 5. stream, well out, run, flow, feed, course
- usage: flow freely and abundantly; "Tears streamed down her face"
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