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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stream /ˈstrim/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 stream /ˈstrɪm/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stream, v. t. To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears.
 It may so please that she at length will stream
 Some dew of grace into my withered heart.   --Spenser.
 2. To mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts.
    The herald's mantle is streamed with gold.   --Bacon.
 3. To unfurl.
 To stream the buoy. Naut. See under Buoy.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stream 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. “Sun streams.”
 3. Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand. “The stream of beneficence.” --Atterbury. “The stream of emigration.” --Macaulay.
 4. A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather. “The very stream of his life.”
 5. Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners.
 Gulf stream. See under Gulf.
 Stream anchor, Stream cable. 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. --Ure.
 To float with the stream, figuratively, to drift with the current of opinion, custom, etc., so as not to oppose or check it.
 Syn: -- Current; flow; rush; tide; course.
 Usage: Stream, Current. These words are often properly interchangeable; but stream is the broader word, denoting a prevailing onward course. The stream of the Mississippi rolls steadily on to the Gulf of Mexico, but there are reflex currents in it which run for a while in a contrary direction.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a natural body of running water flowing on or under the
           earth [syn: watercourse]
      2: 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" [syn: flow, current]
      3: a steady flow (usually from natural causes); "the raft
         floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of
         air" [syn: current]
      4: the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
         [syn: flow]
      5: 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" [syn: flow]
      v 1: to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind; "their
           manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"
      2: exude profusely; "She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose
         streamed blood"
      3: move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the
         theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza" [syn: pour,
         swarm, teem, pullulate]
      4: rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring
         outside!" [syn: pour, pelt, rain cats and dogs, rain
      5: flow freely and abundantly; "Tears streamed down her face"
         [syn: well out]