Definition of Flow in English :

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Flow meaning in English

Meaning of Flow in English

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1. flow, flowing

the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

2. flow, flow rate, rate of flow

the amount of fluid that flows in a given time

3. flow, stream

the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

4. flow

any uninterrupted stream or discharge

5. flow, stream

something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously

Example Sentences:
'a stream of people emptied from the terminal'
'the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors'

6. current, flow, stream

dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas

Example Sentences:
'two streams of development run through American history'
'stream of consciousness'
'the flow of thought'
'the current of history'

7. catamenia, flow, menses, menstruation, menstruum, period

the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause

Example Sentences:
'the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation'
'a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped'
'the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females'


8. flow, flux

move or progress freely as if in a stream

Example Sentences:
'The crowd flowed out of the stadium'

9. course, feed, flow, run

move along, of liquids

Example Sentences:
'Water flowed into the cave'
'the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi'

10. flow

cause to flow

Example Sentences:
'The artist flowed the washes on the paper'

11. flow

be abundantly present

Example Sentences:
'The champagne flowed at the wedding'

12. fall, flow, hang

fall or flow in a certain way

Example Sentences:
'This dress hangs well'
'Her long black hair flowed down her back'

13. flow

cover or swamp with water

14. flow, menstruate

undergo menstruation

Example Sentences:
'She started menstruating at the age of 11'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of flow
verb (mainly intr)
(of liquids) to move or be conveyed as in a stream
(of blood) to circulate around the body
to move or progress freely as if in a stream
the crowd flowed into the building
to proceed or be produced continuously and effortlessly
ideas flowed from her pen
to show or be marked by smooth or easy movement
to hang freely or loosely
her hair flowed down her back
to be present in abundance
wine flows at their parties
8.  an informal word for menstruate
(of tide water) to advance or rise
Compare ebb (sense 1)
10. (transitive)
to cover or swamp with liquid; flood
(of rocks such as slate) to yield to pressure without breaking so that the structure and arrangement of the constituent minerals are altered
the act, rate, or manner of flowing
a fast flow
a continuous stream or discharge
continuous progression
the advancing of the tide
a stream of molten or solidified lava
the amount of liquid that flows in a given time
18.  an informal word for menstruation
19. Scottish
a marsh or swamp
an inlet or basin of the sea
(capital when part of a name)
Scapa Flow
20.  flow of spirits

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see synonyms of flow
verb intransitive
to move as a liquid does; move in a stream, like water
to move in a way suggestive of a liquid; stream
crowds flowed past
to move gently, smoothly, and easily; glide
to have smooth and pleasing continuity
the lines in the painting flowed
to stream forth; pour out
to be derived; spring; proceed
to fall in waves; hang loose
her long hair flowed down her back
to come in; rise, as the tide
to be overflowing or plentiful
9.  Geology
to change in shape under pressure without breaking or splitting, as ice in a glacier or rocks deep in the earth
verb transitive
to overflow; flood
11.  Archaic
to cause to flow
the act or manner of flowing
the rate of flowing
anything that flows; stream or current
a continuous production
a flow of ideas
the rising of the tide

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of flow
v. flowed, flow·ing, flows
a. To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity, as in the manner characteristic of a fluid.
b. To issue in a stream; pour forth: Sap flowed from the gash in the tree.
2. To circulate, as the blood in the body.
3. To move with a continual shifting of component particles: wheat flowing into the bin; traffic flowing through the tunnel.
4. To proceed steadily and easily: The preparations flowed smoothly.
5. To exhibit a smooth or graceful continuity: The poem's cadence flowed gracefully.
6. To hang loosely and gracefully: The cape flowed from his shoulders.
7. To rise. Used of the tide.
8. To arise; derive: Many conclusions flow from this hypothesis.
a. To be abundant; teem: coffers flowing with treasure; wine flowing at the celebration.
b. To move from one place to another in large numbers: Contributions flowed in from all parts of the country.
10. To menstruate.
11. To undergo plastic deformation without cracking or breaking. Used of rocks, metals, or minerals.
1. To release as a flow: trees flowing thin sap.
2. To cause to flow: "One of the real keys to success is developing a system where you can flow traffic to yourselves" (Marc Klee).
a. The act of flowing.
b. The smooth motion characteristic of fluids.
a. A stream or current.
b. A flood or overflow.
c. A residual mass that has stopped flowing: a hardened lava flow.
a. A continuous output or outpouring: a flow of ideas; produced a steady flow of stories.
b. A continuous movement or circulation: the flow of traffic; a flow of paperwork across his desk.
4. The amount that flows in a given period of time.
5. The rising of the tide.
6. Continuity and smoothness of appearance.
7. A general movement or tendency: a dissenter who went against the flow of opinion.
8. The sequence in which operations are performed.
9. An apparent ease or effortlessness of performance: "An athlete must learn to forget the details of his or her training to achieve the instinctive sense of flow that characterizes a champion" (Frederick Turner).
10. Menstrual discharge.

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