(noun, verb)


1. the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

Similar word(s): flowing

Definition categories: event, travel

2. the amount of fluid that flows in a given time

Definition categories: time, rate

3. the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

Similar word(s): stream

Definition categories: act, motion, move, movement

4. any uninterrupted stream or discharge

Definition categories: process, action, activity

5. something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously

- the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors

Similar word(s): stream

Definition categories: state, motion

6. dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas

- the flow of thought

Similar word(s): current, stream

Definition categories: group, course, line

7. the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause

- the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females

Similar word(s): catamenia, menses, menstruation, menstruum, period

Definition categories: process, discharge, emission, expelling

Sentences with flow as a noun:

- The notion of flow is basic to the study of ordinary differential equations.

- The room was small, but it had good symmetry and flow.

- Turn on the valve and make sure you have sufficient flow.

- Tampons can be small or large, slender or thick. From “slender” to “super”, you can pick the size that matches your flow.


1. move or progress freely as if in a stream

- The crowd flowed out of the stadium

Similar word(s): flux

Definition categories: motion, move

2. move along, of liquids

- Water flowed into the cave

Similar word(s): course, feed, run

Definition categories: motion, move

3. cause to flow

- The artist flowed the washes on the paper

Definition categories: motion

4. be abundantly present

- The champagne flowed at the wedding

Definition categories: stative, be, exist

5. fall or flow in a certain way

- Her long black hair flowed down her back

Similar word(s): fall, hang

Definition categories: contact

6. cover or swamp with water

Definition categories: change, flood

7. undergo menstruation

Similar word(s): menstruate

Definition categories: body, bleed, hemorrhage

Sentences with flow as a verb:

- Rivers flow from springs and lakes.

- Tears flow from the eyes.

- Wealth flows from industry and economy.

- The writing is grammatically correct, but it just doesn't flow.

- a flowing mantle; flowing locks

- The tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.