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Definition of Flow


  1. imp. sing. of Fly, v. i.
  2. To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.
  3. To become liquid; to melt.
  4. To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.
  5. To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.
  6. To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.
  7. To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.
  8. To rise, as the tide; -- opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.
  9. To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.
  10. To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
  11. To cover with varnish.
  12. A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood.
  13. A continuous movement of something abundant; as, a flow of words.
  14. Any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream.
  15. The tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. See Ebb and flow, under Ebb.
  16. A low-lying piece of watery land; -- called also flow moss and flow bog.
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Flow Translations

flow in Afrikaans is vloei, loop, stroom
flow in Dutch is stromen, vloeien, lopen, vlieten
flow in Finnish is virrata
flow in Italian is fluviale, corrente, fluire
flow in Portuguese is fluxo, corrente
flow in Spanish is flujo, fluir, corriente