stream

/strim / (say streem)

noun
1. a body of water flowing in a channel or bed, as a river, rivulet, or brook.
2. a steady current in water, as in a river or the ocean: to row against the stream.
3. any flow of water or other liquid or fluid: streams of blood.
4. a current of air, gas, or the like; a beam or trail of light.
5. a continuous flow or succession of anything: a stream of words.
6. prevailing direction; drift: the stream of opinion; a stream of cars.
7. Education a division of children in a school to bring together those of similar age and ability in one class.
verb (i)
8. to flow, pass, or issue in a stream, as water, tears, blood, etc.
9. (sometimes followed by with) to send forth or throw off a stream; run or flow: eyes streaming with tears.
10. to extend in a beam or trail, as light.
11. to move or proceed continuously like a flowing stream, as a procession.
12. to wave or float outwards, as a flag in the wind.
13. to hang in a loose, flowing manner, as long hair.
verb (t)
14. to send forth or discharge in a stream.
15. to cause to stream or float outwards, as a flag.
16. to overspread or suffuse with a stream or streams.
17. Education to divide into streams.
18. to transmit a digitised form of (media content) by streaming (def. 3).
phrase
19. come on stream, to become operational or productive.
20. on stream, (of a factory, etc.) productive; operating: *heavy rain had disrupted production … but the project was now back on stream. –west australian, 1992.
21. swim with the stream, to conform to community attitudes and standards.
{Middle English; Old English strēam}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Stream — (str[=e]m), n. [AS. stre[ a]m; akin to OFries. str[=a]m, OS. str[=o]m, D. stroom, G. strom, OHG. stroum, str[=u]m, Dan. & Sw. str[ o]m, Icel. straumr, Ir. sroth, Lith. srove, Russ. struia, Gr. ry sis a flowing, rei^n to flow, Skr. sru. [root]174 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stream — [striːm] noun [countable] 1. a long and almost continuous series of things: stream of • Despite the steady stream of layoffs, federal statisticians are predicting growth in select industries. • The refinery will come on stream (= start producing… …   Financial and business terms

  • stream — [strēm] n. [ME strem < OE stream, akin to Ger strom < IE base * sreu , to flow > Gr rheein, to flow] 1. a current or flow of water or other liquid, esp. one running along the surface of the earth; specif., a small river 2. a steady… …   English World dictionary

  • Stream — Stream, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Streamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Streaming}.] 1. To issue or flow in a stream; to flow freely or in a current, as a fluid or whatever is likened to fluids; as, tears streamed from her eyes. [1913 Webster] Beneath those… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stream — Stream, v. t. To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears. [1913 Webster] It may so please that she at length will stream Some dew of grace into my withered heart. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stream — ► NOUN 1) a small, narrow river. 2) a continuous flow of liquid, air, gas, people, etc. 3) Brit. a group in which schoolchildren of the same age and ability are taught. ► VERB 1) run or move in a continuous flow. 2) (usu. be streaming) run with… …   English terms dictionary

  • stream|y — «STREE mee», adjective, stream|i|er, stream|i|est. 1. full of streams or watercourses. 2. flowing in a stream; streaming …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stream — bzw. Streaming (engl. „Strömen, Fließen“) steht für: die kontinuierliche Übertragung von Daten, siehe Datenstrom Honda Stream, ein Modell der Automarke Honda Alternate Data Streams (zu deutsch: Alternative Datenströme), eine spezielle Funktion… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stream — ice [stʀimajs] ou, plus cour., stream [stʀim] n. m. ÉTYM. 1851, in D. D. L.; mot angl., « glace (ice) de courant (stream) ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Glace flottante mince de forme allongée, formant des champs étendus. 0 (…) champs (de gl …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • stream — n *flow, current, flood, tide, flux stream vb *pour, gush, sluice Analogous words: flow, issue, emanate, proceed (see SPRING): flood, deluge, inundate (see corresponding nouns at FLOOD) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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