Associations to the word «Stream»


STREAM, noun. A small river; a large creek; a body of moving water confined by banks.
STREAM, noun. A thin connected passing of a liquid through a lighter gas (e.g. air).
STREAM, noun. Any steady flow or succession of material, such as water, air, radio signal or words.
STREAM, noun. (sciences) An umbrella term for all moving waters.
STREAM, noun. (computing) A source or repository of data that can be read or written only sequentially.
STREAM, noun. (UK) (education) A division of a school year by perceived ability.
STREAM, verb. (intransitive) To flow in a continuous or steady manner, like a liquid.
STREAM, verb. To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind.
STREAM, verb. (Internet) To push continuous data (e.g. music) from a server to a client computer while it is being used (played) on the client.
STREAM CABLE, noun. A hawser or rope, smaller than the bower cables, to moor a ship in a place sheltered from wind and heavy seas.
STREAM CIPHER, noun. (cryptography) a symmetric key cipher where plaintext digits are combined with a pseudorandom cipher digit stream
STREAM CLOCK, noun. An instrument for ascertaining the velocity of the blood in a vessel.
STREAM FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) function used to plot streamlines that represent the trajectories of particles in a steady flow
STREAM FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of stream function
STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS, noun. The continuous flow of thoughts that makes up an individual's conscious experience
STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS, noun. A literary device that seeks to describe this process by means of a long, unstructured soliloquy
STREAM THE BUOY, verb. To let the anchor buoy fall by the ship's side into the water, before letting go the anchor.
STREAM TIN, noun. Cassiterite
STREAM WHEEL, noun. A wheel used for measuring, by its motion when submerged, the velocity of flowing water.

Dictionary definition

STREAM, noun. A natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth.
STREAM, noun. 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".
STREAM, noun. The act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression.
STREAM, noun. 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".
STREAM, noun. 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".
STREAM, verb. To extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind; "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind".
STREAM, verb. Exude profusely; "She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose streamed blood".
STREAM, verb. Move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza".
STREAM, verb. Rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!".
STREAM, verb. Flow freely and abundantly; "Tears streamed down her face".

Wise words

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