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stream  audio  (strm) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. A flow of water in a channel or bed, as a brook, rivulet, or small river.
    2. A steady current in such a flow of water.
  1. A steady current of a fluid.
  2. A steady flow or succession: a stream of insults. See Synonyms at flow.
  3. A trend, course, or drift, as of opinion, thought, or history.
  4. A beam or ray of light.
  5. Chiefly British A course of study to which students are tracked.
VERB:
streamed, stream·ing, streams
VERB:
intr.
  1. To flow in or as if in a stream.
  2. To pour forth or give off a stream; flow: My eyes were streaming with tears.
  3. To come or go in large numbers; pour: Traffic was streaming by. Fan mail streamed in.
  4. To extend, wave, or float outward: The banner streamed in the breeze.
    1. To leave a continuous trail of light.
    2. To give forth a continuous stream of light rays or beams; shine.
VERB:
tr.
To emit, discharge, or exude (a body fluid, for example).

IDIOM:
on stream
In or into operation or production: a new power plant soon to go on stream.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English streme, from Old English stram; see sreu- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
streamy(Adjective)


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