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stream



stream [stream streams streamed streaming] noun, verb BrE [striːm] NAmE [striːm]
noun
1. a small narrow river
mountain streams
We waded across a shallow stream.
see also downstream, ↑upstream, ↑Gulf Stream
2. ~ (of sth) a continuous flow of liquid or gas
A stream of blood flowed from the wound.
He blew out a stream of cigar smoke.
a jet stream
see also bloodstream
3. ~ (of sth/sb) a continuous flow of people or vehicles
I've had a steady stream of visitors.
Cars filed past in an endless stream.
4. ~ of sth a large number of things that happen one after the other
a constant stream of enquiries
The agency provided me with a steady stream of work.
Most of the letter consisted of a stream of abuse.
5. (especially BrE)a group of students of the same age and level of ability in some schools
She was put into the fast stream.

Word Origin:
Old English strēam (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stroom, German Strom, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek rhein ‘to flow’.

Thesaurus:
stream noun
1. C
We waded across a little mountain stream.
river • • tributary • |AmE, AustralE creek
a/an narrow/underground stream/river
a stream/river/tributary/creek flows
a stream/river/creek runs
2. C
I've had a steady stream of visitors.
flow • • trickle
a stream/flow (of sb/sth) into/through sth
a steady/constant stream/flow/trickle
a continuous/endless stream/flow
3. C (always followed by of)
She had to deal with a constant stream of enquiries.
flood • • torrent • • barrage • |written outpouring
a stream/flood/torrent of words
a stream/torrent/barrage of abuse
a stream/flood of calls

Example Bank:
By licensing their works, artists can create an ongoing revenue stream.
He let loose a stream of abuse.
The computer generates a steady stream of emails.
The jet stream in the northern hemisphere moves northward.
The stream flows through a narrow valley.
There are small fish in the stream.
We have established several different streams of funding.
We picnicked beside a bubbling stream.
You can listen to the live audio stream.
a constant stream of letters
a leaf floating on the stream
the stream-of-consciousness technique in modern literature
Children who find themselves in the bottom stream feel discouraged.
He let loose a stream of insults and obscenities.
He was put into the top stream.
I've had a steady stream of visitors.
Many underground streams flow beneath the forest.
She had to deal with a constant stream of enquiries.
She was able to play streams of difficult notes with extreme accuracy.
There were endless streams of mail which could not all be read.
We waded across a little mountain stream.
a continuous flow/stream of people
Idiom: on stream
 
verb
1. intransitive, transitive (of liquid or gas)to move or pour out in a continuous flow; to produce a continuous flow of liquid or gas
(+ adv./prep.) Tears streamed down his face.
a streaming cold (= with a lot of liquid coming from the nose)
Sunlight streamed through the windows.
~ with sth Her head was streaming with blood.
~ from sth Blood was streaming from her head.
Black smoke streamed from the exhaust.
~ sth The exhaust streamed black smoke.
2. (of people or things)intransitive + adv./prep. to move somewhere in large numbers, one after the other
People streamed across the bridge.
The refugees streamed north to the border.
3. intransitive to move freely, especially in the wind or water
Her scarf streamed behind her.
She was walking by the sea, her pale hair streaming.
4. (especially BrE) (NAmE usually track)transitive, usually passive ~ sb (in schools)to put school students into groups according to their ability
Pupils are streamed for French and Maths.
5. transitive ~ sth (computing)to play video or sound on a computer by receiving it as a continuous stream, from the Internet for example, rather than needing to wait until the whole of the material has been downloaded
You can stream the song for a single listen.
The programme was streamed on the Web 24 hours a day.
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
Old English strēam (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stroom, German Strom, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek rhein ‘to flow’.

Example Bank:
He stared out of the window at the cars streaming along the street.
Pupils are streamed for English and Maths.
Stay away— I've got a streaming cold.

 
See also:track

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