Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun flow

7 senses of flow

Sense 1
flow, flowing -- (the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases))
       => change of location, travel -- (a movement through space that changes the location of something)

Sense 2
flow, flow rate, rate of flow -- (the amount of fluid that flows in a given time)
       => rate -- (a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected")

Sense 3
flow, stream -- (the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression)
       => motion, movement, move -- (the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path")

Sense 4
flow -- (any uninterrupted stream or discharge)
       => natural process, natural action, action, activity -- (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity")

Sense 5
stream, flow -- (something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; "a stream of people emptied from the terminal"; "the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors")
       => motion -- (a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion")

Sense 6
stream, flow, current -- (dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history")
       => course, line -- (a connected series of events or actions or developments; "the government took a firm course"; "historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available")

Sense 7
menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flow -- (the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "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"--Aristotle)
       => discharge, emission, expelling -- (any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb flow

7 senses of flow

Sense 1
flow, flux -- (move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 2
run, flow, feed, course -- (move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")
          Phrasal Verb-> flow from#1

Sense 3
flow -- (cause to flow; "The artist flowed the washes on the paper")

Sense 4
flow -- (be abundantly present; "The champagne flowed at the wedding")
       => exist, be -- (have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?")

Sense 5
hang, fall, flow -- (fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back")

Sense 6
flow -- (cover or swamp with water)
       => flood -- (cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes")

Sense 7
menstruate, flow -- (undergo menstruation; "She started menstruating at the age of 11")
       => shed blood, bleed, hemorrhage -- (lose blood from one's body)

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