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Definition 1: the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for flow in the sense of this definition

(flow is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

(... is a kind of flow ) the act of allowing a fluid to escape

(... is a kind of flow ) a large flow

Definition 2: the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases) - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for flow in the sense of this definition

(flow is a kind of ...) a movement through space that changes the location of something

(... is a kind of flow ) an artificially produced flow of water

(... is a kind of flow ) a sudden rapid flow (as of water)

"he heard the flush of a toilet" "there was a little gush of blood" "she attacked him with an outpouring of words"

(... is a kind of flow ) the occurrence of a flow of water (as from a pipe)

(... is a kind of flow ) flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid

"there's a drip through the roof"

(... is a kind of flow ) the process of seeping

(... is a kind of flow ) a flow or discharge

(... is a kind of flow ) the pouring forth of a fluid

(... is a kind of flow ) a liquid (as water) that flows in drops (as from the eaves of house)

(... is a kind of flow ) the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity

(... is a kind of flow ) the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow

(... is a kind of flow ) 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"

(... is a kind of flow ) the flow of air

"she adjusted the fan so that the airflow was directed right at her"

(... is a kind of flow ) a flow that returns toward its source

(... is a kind of flow ) the outward flow of the tide

(... is a kind of flow ) a sudden forceful flow

Definition 3: dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas - [noun denoting group]

Samples where flow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • two streams of development run through American history
  • stream of consciousness
  • the flow of thought
  • the current of history

Synonyms for flow in the sense of this definition

(flow is a kind of ...) a connected series of events or actions or developments

"the government took a firm course" "historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"

Definition 4: any uninterrupted stream or discharge - [noun denoting process]

(flow is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

(... is a kind of flow ) the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

(... is a kind of flow ) flow in which the velocity at any point varies erratically

(... is a kind of flow ) flow of a gas or liquid in which the velocity at any point is relatively steady

(... is a kind of flow ) flow into something (as a container)

(... is a kind of flow ) gradual internal motion or deformation of a solid body (as by heat)

"rock fracture and rock flowage are different types of geological deformation"

(... is a kind of flow ) the process of flowing in

(... is a kind of flow ) the process of flowing out

Definition 5: the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause - [noun denoting process]

Samples where flow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation
  • a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped
  • 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

Synonyms for flow in the sense of this definition

(flow is a kind of ...) any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body

"the discharge of pus"

(... is a kind of flow ) abnormally heavy or prolonged menstruation; can be a symptom of uterine tumors and can lead to anemia if prolonged

(... is a kind of flow ) abnormally light or infrequent menstruation

Definition 6: something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously - [noun denoting state]

Samples where flow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a stream of people emptied from the terminal
  • the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors

Synonyms for flow in the sense of this definition

(flow is a kind of ...) a state of change

"they were in a state of steady motion"

Definition 7: the amount of fluid that flows in a given time - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for flow in the sense of this definition

(flow is a kind of ...) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

"they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour" "the rate of change was faster than expected"

(... is a kind of flow ) the amount of blood pumped out by the ventricles in a given period of time

"a resting adult has a cardiac output of about three quarts a minute"

Definition 8: undergo menstruation - [verb of body]

Samples where flow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She started menstruating at the age of 11

Synonyms for flow in the sense of this definition

(flow is a kind of ...) lose blood from one's body

(flow implies ...) produce and discharge eggs

"women ovulate about once every month"

Definition 9: cover or swamp with water - [verb of change]

(flow is a kind of ...) cover with liquid, usually water

"The swollen river flooded the village" "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

(... is a kind of flow ) wash or flow against

"the waves laved the shore"

Definition 10: fall or flow in a certain way - [verb of contact]

Samples where flow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This dress hangs well
  • Her long black hair flowed down her back

Synonyms for flow in the sense of this definition

Definition 11: move along, of liquids - [verb of motion]

Samples where flow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Water flowed into the cave
  • the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi

Synonyms for flow in the sense of this definition

(flow is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of flow ) flow freely

"The garbage flushed down the river"

(... is a kind of flow ) pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings

(... is a kind of flow ) flow off gradually

"The rain water drains into this big vat"

(... is a kind of flow ) run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream

"water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose" "reports began to dribble in"

(... is a kind of flow ) flow freely and abundantly

"Tears streamed down her face"

(... is a kind of flow ) flow, run or fall out and become lost

"The milk spilled across the floor" "The wine spilled onto the table"

(... is a kind of flow ) flow in a spurt

"Water poured all over the floor"

(... is a kind of flow ) move downward

"The water ran down"

(... is a kind of flow ) run off as waste

"The water wastes back into the ocean"

(... is a kind of flow ) flow in a circular current, of liquids

(... is a kind of flow ) move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point

"Blood circulates in my veins" "The air here does not circulate"

(... is a kind of flow ) rise or move forward

"surging waves"

(... is a kind of flow ) issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth

"Water jetted forth" "flames were jetting out of the building"

(... is a kind of flow ) flow in small streams

"Tears guttered down her face"

Definition 12: move or progress freely as if in a stream - [verb of motion]

Samples where flow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowd flowed out of the stadium

Synonyms for flow in the sense of this definition

(flow is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of flow ) stir up (water) so as to form ripples

(... is a kind of flow ) pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas

Definition 13: cause to flow - [verb of motion]

Samples where flow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The artist flowed the washes on the paper

(flow causes ...) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

Definition 14: be abundantly present - [verb of stative]

Samples where flow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The champagne flowed at the wedding

(flow is a kind of ...) have an existence, be extant

"Is there a God?"

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