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Etymology

From Old English strēam.

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
stream

Plural
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  1. A small river; a large creek; a body of moving water confined by banks
  2. A thin connected passing of a liquid through a lighter gas (e.g. air)
    He poured the milk in a thin stream from the jug to the glass.
  3. Any steady flow or succession of material, such as water, air, radio signal or words
    Her constant nagging was to him a stream of abuse.
  4. (sciences) An umbrella term for all moving waters.
  5. (computing) A source or repository of data that can be read or written only sequentially.

Synonyms

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to stream

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to stream (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To flow in a continuous or steady manner, like a liquid.
  2. (Internet) To push continuous data (e.g. music) from a server to a client computer while it is being used (played) on the client.

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Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *straumaz, whence also Old High German stroum, Old Norse straumr

Noun

strēam m

  1. stream

West Frisian

Noun

stream c.

  1. river
  2. stream

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