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Definitions of stream

  1. a steady flow (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. exude profusely; "She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose streamed blood" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. flow freely and abundantly; "Tears streamed down her face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind; "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. A current of water or other fluid; a liquid flowing continuously in a line or course, either on the earth, as a river, brook, etc., or from a vessel, reservoir, or fountain; specifically, any course of running water; as, many streams are blended in the Mississippi; gas and steam came from the earth in streams; a stream of molten lead from a furnace; a stream of lava from a volcano. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A beam or ray of light. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To pour out, or emit, a stream or streams. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To issue in a stream of light; to radiate. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. To mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To unfurl. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. A current of water or other fluid; anything flowing out of a source; as, a stream of words; a continued current; as, the stream of life; drift or tendency; as, the stream of opinion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. To issue or flow in a stream; run in a current; float, or stretch out with a waving movement; as, banners streamed in the air. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Flow with; as, her eyes streamed tears; cause to stretch out. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. A current of water, air, or light, etc.: anything flowing out from a source: anything forcible, flowing, and continuous: drift: tendency. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. To flow in a stream: to pour out abundantly: to be overflown with: to issue in rays: to stretch in a long line. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. A current of fluid; anything flowing or issuing; tendency. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To flow or issue in a stream; issue in rays; stretch in a line. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To pour or flow forth in a stream; move in continuous succession; float with a waving movement, as a flag. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A current or flow of water or other fluid. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Anything continuously flowing, moving, or passing, as people. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A current of water or other fluid; a river, brook or rivulet; a current of air or of light, current; drift. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To mark with colours or embroidery in long tracts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To flow; to move or run in a continuous current; to shed in a stream or current; to issue in a stream; to issue in streaks; to extend in a long line, as a flag. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. A current of water or of a liquid; anything issuing or proceeding in a line or continuous body, as gas, air, light, a multitude of people, &c.; a river; anything moving onwards in a continuous course. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. To move onwards in a continous course; to flow, as a liquid; to pour out in abundance; to pour; to send forth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. ["STREAM: A Scheme Language for Formally Describing DigitalCircuits", C.D. Kloos in PARLE: Parallel Architectures andLanguages Europe, LNCS 259, Springer 1987]. foldoc_fs
  39. 1. An abstraction referring to any flow ofdata from a source (or sender, producer) to a single sink (orreceiver, consumer). A stream usually flows through a channelof some kind, as opposed to packets which may be addressedand routed independently, possibly to multiple recipients.Streams usually require some mechanism for establishing achannel or a "connection" between the sender and receiver.2. In the C language's buffered input/ouputlibrary functions, a stream is associated with a file ordevice which has been opened using fopen. Characters may beread from (written to) a stream without knowing their actualsource (destination) and buffering is provided transparentlyby the library routines.3. Confusingly, Sun have called theirmodular device driver mechanism "STREAMS".4. In IBM's AIX operating system, astream is a full-duplex processing and data transfer pathbetween a driver in kernel space and a process in userspace.[IBM AIX 3.2 Communication Programming Concepts,SC23-2206-03].5. streaming.6. lazy list. foldoc_fs
  40. str[=e]m, n. a current of water, air, or light, &c.: anything flowing out from a source: anything forcible, flowing, and continuous: drift, tendency.--v.i. to flow in a stream: to pour out abundantly: to be overflown with: to issue in rays: to stretch in a long line.--v.t. to discharge in a stream: to wave.--ns. STREAM'ER, an ensign or flag streaming or flowing in the wind: a luminous beam shooting upward from the horizon; STREAM'-GOLD, placer-gold, the gold of alluvial districts; STREAM'-ICE, pieces of drift ice swept down in a current; STREAM'INESS, streamy quality; STREAM'ING, the working of alluvial deposits for the ores contained.--adj. STREAM'LESS, not watered by streams.--ns. STREAM'LET, STREAM'LING, a little stream; STREAM'-TIN, disintegrated tin-ore found in alluvial ground.--adj. STREAM'Y, abounding in streams: flowing in a stream. [A.S. streám; Ger. straum, Ice. straumr.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  41. Body of water running in bed, river or brook, (on the banks of a s.; up, down, s., moving or situated upwards, downwards, on river), whence streamless a., streamlet n.; flow of any liquid, onward moving fluid mass or crowd, (sing. or pl.) large quantity of or of something that flows or moves along, (saw a s. of lava; came out, went by, in a s. or ss.; a s., ss., of blood, tears, people); current, direction of flow, (GULF-s.; with, against, the s.; go with the s., do as others do; the s. of tendency, thought, is the other way); s.-anchor, intermediate between bower& kedge esp. for use in warping; hence streamy a. (rare). (Vb) flow or move as a s.; run with liquid (streaming eyes, windows, umbrella); (of banner, loose hair, &c.) float or wave in the wind; emit s. of (blood &c.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic, German] A current of water or other fluid ; running water;.-a brook; a rivulet; a rill ;-gulf stream, a warm current of water flowing from, the Gulf of Mexico and across the North-eastern Atlantic ; - a current of melted metal or other substance:- current or flow of air or gas ;-an issuing in beams or rays, as of light ;-any thing issuing from a source and moving with a continued succession of parts; a continued course; steady. flow; progressive motion. Cabinet Dictionary

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