Stream - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |striːm|  American pronunciation of the word stream
Brit.  |striːm|  British pronunciation of the word stream


- a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth (syn: watercourse)
- dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas (syn: current, flow)
two streams of development run through American history
stream of consciousness
- the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression (syn: flow)
- something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously (syn: flow)
a stream of people emptied from the terminal
- a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes) (syn: current)
the raft floated downstream on the current
he felt a stream of air
the hose ejected a stream of water


- to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind
their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind
- exude profusely
She was streaming with sweat
His nose streamed blood
- move in large numbers (syn: pour, pullulate, swarm, teem)
- rain heavily (syn: pelt, pour)
- flow freely and abundantly
Tears streamed down her face

Extra examples

A stream flows through the field.

Tears streamed down his cheeks.

I could feel the cold air streaming in through the crack in the window.

Sunlight was streaming in through the window.

His face streamed with sweat.

People streamed into the hall.

Immigrants streamed into the country.

Hundreds of letters streamed in from listeners.

The doors opened and the audience began to stream out.

She stood in the doorway, tears streaming down her face.

A steady stream of visitors came to the house.

A stream of cold air rushed through the open door.

Kim's in the top stream.

Water came streaming out of the burst pipe.

Tears streamed down her cheeks.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: stream
he/she/it: streams
present participle: streaming
past tense: streamed
past participle: streamed
singular: stream
plural: streams
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