- IPA: /stɹiːm/
stream (plural streams)
- A small river; a large creek; a body of moving water confined by banks.
- 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.
- 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.
- (sciences, umbrella term) All moving waters.
- (computing) A source or repository of data that can be read or written only sequentially.
- (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.
- (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.
- French: ruisseau, ru, rupt
- German: Bach
- Italian: corrente, ruscello, rivo
- Portuguese: riacho, correnteza
- Russian: руче́й
- Spanish: corriente, flujo, arroyo
- French: filet
- Russian: струя́
- French: groupe de niveau
- Russian: пото́к
stream (streams, present participle streaming; past and past participle streamed)
- (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.
- (intransitive) To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind.
- A flag streams in the wind.
- (transitive) To discharge in a stream.
- The soldier's wound was streaming blood.
- (Internet) To push continuous data (e.g. music) from a server to a client computer while it is being used (played) on the client.
- French: flotter