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

Synonyms for stream in the sense of this definition

(stream 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 stream ) the act of allowing a fluid to escape

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

Definition 2: a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes) - [noun denoting event]

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

  • the raft floated downstream on the current
  • he felt a stream of air
  • the hose ejected a stream of water

Synonyms for stream in the sense of this definition

(stream is a kind of ...) the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

(... is a kind of stream ) the water current caused by the tides

(... is a kind of stream ) a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore

(... is a kind of stream ) a current below the surface of a fluid

(... is a kind of stream ) a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid)

"the houses were swept away in the torrent"

(... is a kind of stream ) a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself

(... is a kind of stream ) a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)

(... is a kind of stream ) the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction

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

Samples where stream 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 stream in the sense of this definition

(stream 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: a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for stream in the sense of this definition

(stream is a kind of ...) the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

"they invaded our territorial waters" "they were sitting by the water's edge"

(... is a kind of stream ) a small stream

(... is a kind of stream ) a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)

"the river was navigable for 50 miles"

(... is a kind of stream ) a stream in which the effects of the tide extend far upstream

(... is a kind of stream ) a stream that forms the source of a river

(... is a kind of stream ) a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)

"the creek dried up every summer"

(... is a kind of stream ) a stream or river connected to a larger one

(stream is a part of ...) a shallow area in a stream that can be forded

(stream is a part of ...) the middle of a stream

(stream is a part of ...) a bend or curve, as in a stream or river

Definition 5: something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously - [noun denoting state]

Samples where stream 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 stream in the sense of this definition

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

"they were in a state of steady motion"

Definition 6: exude profusely - [verb of body]

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

  • She was streaming with sweat
  • His nose streamed blood

(stream is a kind of ...) release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities

"exude sweat through the pores"

Definition 7: flow freely and abundantly - [verb of motion]

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

  • Tears streamed down her face

Synonyms for stream in the sense of this definition

(stream is a kind of ...) move along, of liquids

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

(... is a kind of stream ) stream in jets, of liquids

"The creek spun its course through the woods"

Definition 8: to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind - [verb of motion]

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

  • their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind

(stream is a kind of ...) be in motion due to some air or water current

"The leaves were blowing in the wind" "the boat drifted on the lake" "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea" "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"

Definition 9: move in large numbers - [verb of motion]

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

  • people were pouring out of the theater
  • beggars pullulated in the plaza

Synonyms for stream in the sense of this definition

(stream is a kind of ...) to gather together in large numbers

"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

(... is a kind of stream ) be disgorged

"The crowds spilled out into the streets"

Definition 10: rain heavily - [verb of weather]

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

  • Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!

Synonyms for stream in the sense of this definition

(stream is a kind of ...) precipitate as rain

"If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"

(... is a kind of stream ) come down as if in sheets

"The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon"

(... is a kind of stream ) pour as if from a sluice

"An aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef"

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