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

5 senses of stream

Sense 1
stream, watercourse -- (a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth)
       => body of water, water -- (the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge")

Sense 2
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 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
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 5
current, 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")
       => flow, flowing -- (the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases))

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

5 senses of stream

Sense 1
stream -- (to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind; "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind")
       => float, drift, be adrift, blow -- (be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake"; "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore")

Sense 2
stream -- (exude profusely; "She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose streamed blood")
       => exude, exudate, transude, ooze out, ooze -- (release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores")

Sense 3
pour, swarm, stream, teem, pullulate -- (move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza")
       => crowd, crowd together -- (to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah")

Sense 4
pour, pelt, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets -- (rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!")
       => rain, rain down -- (precipitate as rain; "If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding")

Sense 5
stream, well out -- (flow freely and abundantly; "Tears streamed down her face")
       => run, flow, feed, course -- (move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi")

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