Pronunciation: strēm
n.1.A current of water or other fluid; a liquid flowing continuously in a line or course, either on the earth, as a river, brook, etc., or from a vessel, reservoir, or fountain; specifically, any course of running water; as, many streams are blended in the Mississippi; gas and steam came from the earth in streams; a stream of molten lead from a furnace; a stream of lava from a volcano.
2.A beam or ray of light.
3.Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand.
4.A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather.
5.Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners.
Gulf stream
See under Gulf.
Stream anchor
(Naut.) See under Anchor, and Cable.
Stream ice
blocks of ice floating in a mass together in some definite direction.
Stream tin
particles or masses of tin ore found in alluvial ground; - so called because a stream of water is the principal agent used in separating the ore from the sand and gravel.
Stream works
(Cornish Mining) a place where an alluvial deposit of tin ore is worked.
To float with the stream
figuratively, to drift with the current of opinion, custom, etc., so as not to oppose or check it.
- Ure.
v. i.1.To issue or flow in a stream; to flow freely or in a current, as a fluid or whatever is likened to fluids; as, tears streamed from her eyes.
[imp. & p. p. Streamed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Streaming.]
Beneath those banks where rivers stream.
- Milton.
2.To pour out, or emit, a stream or streams.
A thousand suns will stream on thee.
- Tennyson.
3.To issue in a stream of light; to radiate.
4.To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind.
v. t.1.To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears.
2.To mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts.
3.To unfurl.
To stream the buoy
(Naut.) See under Buoy.
Noun1.stream - a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
Synonyms: watercourse
2.stream - 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"
Synonyms: current, flow
3.stream - a steady flow (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"
Synonyms: current
4.stream - the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
Synonyms: flow
5.stream - 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"
Synonyms: flow
Verb1.stream - to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind; "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"
2.stream - exude profusely; "She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose streamed blood"
3.stream - move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
Synonyms: pour, pullulate, swarm, teem
4.stream - rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"
5.stream - flow freely and abundantly; "Tears streamed down her face"
Synonyms: well out

STREAM. A current of water. The right to a water course is not a right in the fluid itself so much as a right in the current of the stream. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1612. See River; Water Course.

1.STREAM - ["STREAM: A Scheme Language for Formally Describing Digital Circuits", C.D. Kloos in PARLE: Parallel Architectures and Languages Europe, LNCS 259, Springer 1987].
2.(communications)stream - An abstraction referring to any flow of data from a source (or sender, producer) to a single sink (or receiver, consumer). A stream usually flows through a channel of some kind, as opposed to packets which may be addressed and routed independently, possibly to multiple recipients. Streams usually require some mechanism for establishing a channel or a "connection" between the sender and receiver.
3.(programming)stream - In the C language's buffered input/ouput library functions, a stream is associated with a file or device which has been opened using fopen. Characters may be read from (written to) a stream without knowing their actual source (destination) and buffering is provided transparently by the library routines.
4.(operating system)stream - Confusingly, Sun have called their modular device driver mechanism "STREAMS".
5.(operating system)stream - In IBM's AIX operating system, a stream is a full-duplex processing and data transfer path between a driver in kernel space and a process in user space.

[IBM AIX 3.2 Communication Programming Concepts, SC23-2206-03].
6.(communications)stream - streaming.
7.(programming)stream - lazy list.
To see a stream in your dream, signifies that you will come upon a flow of fresh and profound ideas. To see a frozen stream in your dream, indicates that your emotions have grown cold and hardened. This may reflect your hurt feelings which you need to confront and deal with.Brownian movement, X ray, Zeitgeist, abundance, actinic ray, actinism, advance, affluence, afflux, affluxion, air current, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, angular motion, appear, arise, ascend, ascending, ascent, assemble, atomic beam, atomic ray, avalanche, axial motion, back, back up, backflowing, backing, backward motion, backwash, barrage, beam, beam of light, bearing, beck, become manifest, become visible, bonanza, bountifulness, bountiousness, branch, bristle with, brooklet, budge, bumper crop, bunch, bunch up, burn, caravan, career, cascade, cataract, cavalcade, chain, change, change place, channel, circle, climb, climbing, clot, cluster, collect, column, come forth, come forward, come in sight, come out, come to hand, come to light, come together, commute, concourse, condensation trail, confluence, conflux, congregate, contrail, converge, copiousness, copulate, cortege, couple, course, cover ground, crawl with, creek, creep with, crop out, crosscurrent, crowd, current, current of air, date, defluxion, deluge, descend, descending, descent, direction, downdraft, downflow, downpour, downward motion, draft, dress parade, drift, driftage, drizzle, drum, ebb, ebbing, effluence, efflux, effusion, emanate, emerge, enter, exhaust, extravagance, exuberance, exuberate, fade in, fall, fall wind, fare, fare forth, fertility, fetch, file, flight, flit, flock together, flood, flow back, flow in, flow of air, flow out, flow together, flowing, fluency, flush, flux, flyover, foison, following wind, forgather, forward motion, fountain, freshet, full measure, fullness, funeral, fuse, gamma ray, gang, gang around, gang up, gather, gather around, generosity, generousness, get over, geyser, gill, glacial movement, gleam, glide, go, go along, go around, go round, go sideways, great abundance, great plenty, gush, gyrate, head wind, heave in sight, herd together, hie, hive, horde, huddle, indraft, inflow, infrared ray, inhalation, inrush, inspiration, invisible radiation, issue forth, jet, jetstream, katabatic wind, kill, landslide, lavishness, league, leam, liberality, liberalness, line, link, look forth, loom, lots, luxuriance, main current, mainstream, make, march, march past, mass, materialize, maximum, meet, merge, mill, mill run, millrace, mizzle, monsoon, more than enough, motion, motorcade, mount, mounting, move, move along, move on, move over, movement, movement of air, much, mule train, muster, myriad, myriads, numerousness, oblique motion, ongoing, onrush, onward course, opulence, opulency, outcrop, outflow, outpouring, overflow, pack train, parade, pass, passage, patch, patter, peep out, pelt, pencil, photon, pitter-patter, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plenty, plunge, plunging, pomp, pour, pour with rain, precipitate, prevalence, procession, prodigality, productiveness, profuseness, profusion, progress, proliferate, promenade, quantities, queue, race, radial motion, radiation, radiorays, rain, rain tadpoles, rally, rally around, random motion, ray, ray of light, reflowing, refluence, reflux, regress, regression, regurgitate, rendezvous, repleteness, repletion, retrogress, retrogression, review, ribbon, ribbon of light, rich harvest, rich vein, richness, rill, riot, riotousness, rise, rising, river, rivulet, roll, roll on, rotate, row, run, run over, runnel, rush, sashay, scads, see the light, seethe, series, set, shift, shoot, show, show up, shower, shower down, sideward motion, sink, sinking, skimmington, slide, slip, soar, soaring, solar rays, spate, spatter, spin, spit, sprinkle, spurt, squirt, sternway, stir, streak, stream forth, stream of air, stream of light, streamer, streamlet, strike the eye, string, subside, subsiding, substantiality, substantialness, succession, superabundance, surge, surge back, swarm, swarm with, swing, tail wind, tattoo, teem, teem with, teemingness, tenor, the general tendency, the main course, throng, tide, time spirit, tone, torrent, train, traject, trajet, travel, trend, tributary, turn up, ultraviolet ray, undercurrent, undertow, unite, updraft, upward motion, vapor trail, violet ray, vortex, wake, walk, wane, wash, water flow, watercourse, waterway, wayfare, wealth, weep, wend, whirl, wind
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Stream line
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Stream tin
Stream wheel
Stream works
streamer fly
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