(noun, verb)


1. a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth

Similar word(s): watercourse

Definition categories: object, water

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

- two streams of development run through American history

- stream of consciousness

Similar word(s): current, flow

Definition categories: group, course, line

3. the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

Similar word(s): flow

Definition categories: act, motion, move, movement

4. something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously

- a stream of people emptied from the terminal

Similar word(s): flow

Definition categories: state, motion

5. a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)

- the raft floated downstream on the current

- he felt a stream of air

- the hose ejected a stream of water

Similar word(s): current

Definition categories: event, flow, flowing

Sentences with stream as a noun:

- He poured the milk in a thin stream from the jug to the glass.

- Her constant nagging was to him a stream of abuse.

- All of the bright kids went into the A stream, but I was in the B stream.


1. to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind

- their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind

Definition categories: motion, blow, drift, float

2. exude profusely

- She was streaming with sweat

- His nose streamed blood

Definition categories: body, exudate, exude, ooze, transude

3. move in large numbers

Similar word(s): pour, pullulate, swarm, teem

Definition categories: motion, crowd

4. rain heavily

Similar word(s): pelt, pour

Definition categories: weather, rain

5. flow freely and abundantly

- Tears streamed down her face

Definition categories: motion, course, feed, flow, run

Sentences with stream as a verb:

- A flag streams in the wind.