see also: Stream
  • IPA: /stɹiːm/

stream (plural streams)

  1. A small river; a large creek; a body of moving water confined by banks.
  2. A thin connected passing of a liquid through a lighter gas (e.g. air).
    He poured the milk in a thin stream from the jug to the glass.
  3. Any steady flow or succession of material, such as water, air, radio signal or words.
    Her constant nagging was to him a stream of abuse.
  4. (sciences, umbrella term) All moving waters.
  5. (computing) A source or repository of data that can be read or written only sequentially.
  6. (figurative) A particular path, channel, division, or way of proceeding.
    Haredi Judaism is a stream of Orthodox Judaism characterized by rejection of modern secular culture.
  7. (UK, education) A division of a school year by perceived ability.
    All of the bright kids went into the A stream, but I was in the B stream.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: filet
  • Russian: струя́
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: flux
  • German: Datenstrom
  • Portuguese: stream
  • Russian: пото́к
  • Spanish: flujo
  • French: groupe de niveau
  • Russian: пото́к

stream (streams, present participle streaming; past and past participle streamed)

  1. (intransitive) To flow in a continuous or steady manner, like a liquid.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 7”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      beneath those banks where rivers now stream
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
      When I came to myself I was lying, not in the outer blackness of the Mohune vault, not on a floor of sand; but in a bed of sweet clean linen, and in a little whitewashed room, through the window of which the spring sunlight streamed.
  2. (intransitive) To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind.
    A flag streams in the wind.
  3. (transitive) To discharge in a stream.
    The soldier's wound was streaming blood.
  4. (Internet) To push continuous data (e.g. music) from a server to a client computer while it is being used (played) on the client.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: diffuser
  • German: streamen
  • Portuguese: fazer stream/streaming
  • Spanish: recibir flujo

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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