stream

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noun
1 small river
ADJECTIVE
little, small
shallow
clear
fast-flowing, rushing
bubbling

We picnicked beside a bubbling stream.

trickling
meandering
mountain, underground
salmon, trout
VERB + STREAM
cross, ford
pollute
STREAM + VERB
flow, run, trickle

The stream flows through a narrow valley.

STREAM + NOUN
bed
PREPOSITION
across a/the stream
down a/the stream, up a/the stream
in a/the stream

There are small fish in the stream.

on a/the stream

a leaf floating on the stream

PHRASES
the edge of the stream, the side of the stream
2 continuous flow of a liquid/gas/light
ADJECTIVE
thin
air, gas
jet

The jet stream in the northern hemisphere moves northward.

blood (usually bloodstream)

The drug is not absorbed into the bloodstream.

VERB + STREAM
emit
let in
STREAM + VERB
flow

A stream of blood flowed from the wound.

PREPOSITION
stream of
3 flow of people/vehicles/money/events
ADJECTIVE
constant, continuous, endless, never-ending, steady, unending

a constant stream of letters

Cars filed past in an endless stream.

funding, income, revenue

By licensing their works, artists can create an ongoing revenue stream.

audio, data, video

You can listen to the live audio stream.

VERB + STREAM
generate

The computer generates a steady stream of emails.

send
let loose, let out

He let loose a stream of abuse.

PREPOSITION
stream of

a stream of racist abuse

We have established several different streams of funding. (esp. BrE)

PHRASES
stream of consciousness

the stream-of-consciousness technique in modern literature

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verb
Stream is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑blood, ↑eye, ↑light, ↑moonlight, ↑sunlight, ↑sunshine
Stream is used with these nouns as the object: ↑video

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Stream — (str[=e]m), n. [AS. stre[ a]m; akin to OFries. str[=a]m, OS. str[=o]m, D. stroom, G. strom, OHG. stroum, str[=u]m, Dan. & Sw. str[ o]m, Icel. straumr, Ir. sroth, Lith. srove, Russ. struia, Gr. ry sis a flowing, rei^n to flow, Skr. sru. [root]174 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stream — [striːm] noun [countable] 1. a long and almost continuous series of things: stream of • Despite the steady stream of layoffs, federal statisticians are predicting growth in select industries. • The refinery will come on stream (= start producing… …   Financial and business terms

  • stream — [strēm] n. [ME strem < OE stream, akin to Ger strom < IE base * sreu , to flow > Gr rheein, to flow] 1. a current or flow of water or other liquid, esp. one running along the surface of the earth; specif., a small river 2. a steady… …   English World dictionary

  • Stream — Stream, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Streamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Streaming}.] 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. [1913 Webster] Beneath those… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stream — Stream, v. t. To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears. [1913 Webster] It may so please that she at length will stream Some dew of grace into my withered heart. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stream — ► NOUN 1) a small, narrow river. 2) a continuous flow of liquid, air, gas, people, etc. 3) Brit. a group in which schoolchildren of the same age and ability are taught. ► VERB 1) run or move in a continuous flow. 2) (usu. be streaming) run with… …   English terms dictionary

  • stream|y — «STREE mee», adjective, stream|i|er, stream|i|est. 1. full of streams or watercourses. 2. flowing in a stream; streaming …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stream — bzw. Streaming (engl. „Strömen, Fließen“) steht für: die kontinuierliche Übertragung von Daten, siehe Datenstrom Honda Stream, ein Modell der Automarke Honda Alternate Data Streams (zu deutsch: Alternative Datenströme), eine spezielle Funktion… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stream — ice [stʀimajs] ou, plus cour., stream [stʀim] n. m. ÉTYM. 1851, in D. D. L.; mot angl., « glace (ice) de courant (stream) ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Glace flottante mince de forme allongée, formant des champs étendus. 0 (…) champs (de gl …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • stream — n *flow, current, flood, tide, flux stream vb *pour, gush, sluice Analogous words: flow, issue, emanate, proceed (see SPRING): flood, deluge, inundate (see corresponding nouns at FLOOD) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stream — [n] small river beck, branch, brook, burn, course, creek, current, drift, flood, flow, freshet, race, rill, rindle, rivulet, run, runnel, rush, spate, spritz, surge, tide, torrent, tributary, watercourse; concept 514 stream [v] flow from cascade …   New thesaurus

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