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1 stream

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

synonym: watercourse.

Roget 420: light, ray, beam, stream, gleam, streak, pencil; sunbeam, moonbeam; aurora.    day; sunshine; light of day, light of heaven; ... show more

Roget 347: stream etc. (of water) 348, (of air) 349.    flowmeter.   

Dutch: beek, stroom, waterloop
Polish: ciek wodny

2 stream

Dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas:
— Two streams of development run through American history.
— Stream of consciousness.

synonyms: current, flow.

Roget 264: motion, movement, move; going etc. v.; unrest.    stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir; ... show more

Roget 349: wind, draught, flatus, afflatus, efflation, eluvium; air; breath, breath of air; puff, whiff, zephyr; blow, breeze, ... show more

Roget 348: running water.    jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau [Fr.]; sluice.    water spout, water fall; ... show more

Dutch: stroming

3 stream

The act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression.

synonym: flow.

Dutch: doorstroming, stroming, stroom

4 stream

Something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously:
— A stream of people emptied from the terminal.

synonym: flow.

Dutch: stroom
Polish: strumyczek

5 stream

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.

synonym: current.

Dutch: stroming, stroom, vloed
Polish: bieg, nurt


1 stream

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

Roget 264: be in motion etc. adj.; move, go, hie, gang, budge, stir, pass, flit; hover about, hover round, ... show more

Roget 349: blow, waft; blow hard, blow great guns, blow a hurricane etc. n.; wuther; stream, issue.    respire, breathe, puff; ... show more

2 stream

Exude profusely.

3 stream

Move in large numbers.

synonyms: pour, pullulate, swarm, teem.

Roget 72: assemble [be or come together], collect, muster; meet, unite, join, rejoin; cluster, flock, swarm, surge, stream, herd, ... show more

Roget 639: be sufficient etc. adj.; suffice, do, just do, satisfy, pass muster; have enough etc. n.; eat.    one's fill, ... show more

4 stream

Rain heavily.

synonyms: pelt, pour, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs.

Roget 348: flow, run; meander; gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue; drop, drip, dribble, plash, ... show more

Dutch: gieten, pijpenstelen regenen

5 stream

Flow freely and abundantly:
— Tears streamed down her face.

synonym: well out.

Moby thesaurus: Brownian movement, X ray, Zeitgeist, abound, abundance, actinic ray, actinism, advance, affluence, afflux, affluxion, air current, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, angular motion, appear, arise, ascend, ascending ... show more.

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