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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flow v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flowed p. pr. & vb. n. Flowing.]
 1. To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.
 2. To become liquid; to melt.
    The mountains flowed down at thy presence.   --Is. lxiv. 3.
 3. To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.
 Those thousand decencies that daily flow
 From all her words and actions.   --Milton.
 4. To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.
    Virgil is sweet and flowingin his hexameters.   --Dryden.
 5. To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.
    In that day . . . the hills shall flow with milk.   --Joel iii. 18.
    The exhilaration of a night that needed not the influence of the flowing bowl.   --Prof. Wilson.
 6. To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.
    The imperial purple flowing in his train.   --A. Hamilton.
 7. To rise, as the tide; -- opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.
    The river hath thrice flowed, no ebb between.   --Shak.
 8. To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flow·ing, a. That flows or for flowing (in various sense of the verb); gliding along smoothly; copious.
 Flowing battery Elec., a battery which is kept constant by the flowing of the exciting liquid through the cell or cells. --Knight.
 Flowing furnace, a furnace from which molten metal, can be drawn, as through a tap hole; a foundry cupola.
 Flowing sheet Naut., a sheet when eased off, or loosened to the wind, as when the wind is abaft the beam.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flow·ing a. & n. from Flow, v. i. & t.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth
             stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid
             grace of a ballerina"; "liquid prose" [syn: fluent,
             fluid, liquid, smooth]
      2: (of water) rising to the surface under internal hydrostatic
         pressure; "an artesian well"; "artesian pressure" [syn: artesian]
         [ant: subartesian]
      3: moving smoothly and continuously; "crowds flowing through
         the canyons of the streets"; "fan streaming into the
         concert hall" [syn: streaming]
      4: (of liquids) moving freely; "a flowing brook" [syn: streaming]
      n : the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases) [syn: