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Definition of Stream


  1. 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.
  2. A beam or ray of light.
  3. Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand.
  4. A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather.
  5. Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners.
  6. 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.
  7. To pour out, or emit, a stream or streams.
  8. To issue in a stream of light; to radiate.
  9. To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind.
  10. To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears.
  11. To mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts.
  12. To unfurl.

Stream Quotations

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
Woodrow Wilson

I adore art... when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear.
Giuseppe Verdi

Character develops itself in the stream of life. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Reduce the number of lawyers. They are like beavers - they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up.
Donald Rumsfeld

Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher.
Morihei Ueshiba
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Stream Translations

stream in Dutch is loop, stroom, stroming
stream in Finnish is joki
stream in French is courant, ruisseau
stream in Italian is corrente, ruscello
stream in Latin is profundo frofui profusum, fluo
stream in Spanish is arroyo, corriente
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