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Dictionary definition for: Stream

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

2. (v) to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind; "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"

3. (n) 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"

4. (v) exude profusely; "She was streaming with sweat" "His nose streamed blood"

5. (n) a steady flow (usually from natural causes) "the raft floated downstream on the current" "he felt a stream of air"

6. (v) move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater" "beggars pullulated in the plaza"

7. (n) the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

8. (v) rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it''s pouring outside!"

9. (n) 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"

10. (v) flow freely and abundantly; "Tears streamed down her face"

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