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stream

Definitions

  • The Giant Tries to Drink the Stream
    The Giant Tries to Drink the Stream
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stream exude profusely "She was streaming with sweat","His nose streamed blood"
    • v stream move in large numbers "people were pouring out of the theater","beggars pullulated in the plaza"
    • v stream flow freely and abundantly "Tears streamed down her face"
    • v stream to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"
    • v stream rain heavily "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"
    • n stream the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
    • n stream a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes) "the raft floated downstream on the current","he felt a stream of air","the hose ejected a stream of water"
    • n stream 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"
    • n stream a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
    • n stream 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Shallow Stream Shallow Stream
The Golf Stream The Golf Stream
"INTO THIS STREET OF FIRE, BETWEEN THE TWO PIERS, STEAMED THE BIG FIRE-BOAT, STRAIGHT IN, WITH FOUR STREAMS PLAYING TO PORT AND FOUR TO STARBOARD, ALL DOING THEIR PRETTIEST." "INTO THIS STREET OF FIRE, BETWEEN THE TWO PIERS, STEAMED THE BIG FIRE-BOAT, STRAIGHT IN, WITH FOUR STREAMS PLAYING...
Over the stream Over the stream
Drinking from stream Drinking from stream

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Goldfish lose their color if they are kept in dim light or are placed in a body of running water, such as a stream.
    • Stream A beam or ray of light. "Sun streams ."
    • Stream A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather. "The very stream of his life."
    • Stream 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.
    • Stream Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand. "The stream of beneficence.""The stream of emigration."
    • Stream Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners.
    • Stream To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind.
    • Stream To issue in a stream of light; to radiate.
    • Stream 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 ."
    • Stream To mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts.
    • Stream To pour out, or emit, a stream or streams. "A thousand suns will stream on thee."
    • v. t Stream 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."
    • Stream To unfurl.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The drug thiopentone can kill a human being in one second if it's injected directly into the blood stream.
    • n stream A course of running water; a river, rivulet, or brook.
    • n stream A steady current in a river or in the sea; especially, the middle or most rapid part of a current or tide: as, to row against the stream; the Gulf Stream.
    • n stream A flow; a flowing; that which flows in or out, as a liquid or a fluid, air or light.
    • n stream Anything issuing from a source and moving or flowing continuously: as, a stream of words; a stream of sand; a stream of people.
    • n stream A continued course or current; the course or current of affairs or events; current; drift.
    • n stream A rift: so called by English anglers.
    • n stream Synonyms and
    • n stream Stream, Current, Eddy. All rivers and brooks are streams, and have currents. An eddy is a counter-current, a current contrary to the main direction.
    • stream To move or run in a continuous current; flow continuously. See streaming, n., 2.
    • stream To move or proceed continuously and uniformly, or in unbroken succession.
    • stream To pour out a stream; also, to throw off a stream from the surface: as, streaming eyes; a streaming umbrella.
    • stream To move swiftly and continuously, as a ray of light; streak.
    • stream To stretch out in a line; hang or float at full length: as, streaming hair.
    • stream To discharge in a stream; cause to flow; pour out.
    • stream To cause to float out; wave.
    • stream To stripe or ray. See streaming, a.
    • stream In mining, to wash, as the superficial detritus, especially that accumulated in the beds of rivers, for the purpose of separating any valuable ore which it may contain. See placer. The term stream, long in use in Cornwall, exclusively with reference to tin ores, seems hardly to have come into general use in any mining regions except those in which the ore of tin is mined.
    • stream In dyeing, to wash in running water, as silk, before putting in the dye.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The light from your computer screen streams at you at almost 186,000 miles per second.
    • n Stream strēm a current of water, air, or light, &c.: anything flowing out from a source: anything forcible, flowing, and continuous: drift, tendency
    • v.i Stream to flow in a stream: to pour out abundantly: to be overflown with: to issue in rays: to stretch in a long line
    • v.t Stream to discharge in a stream: to wave
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Quotations

  • William Wordsworth
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    “Is there not an art, a music, and a stream of words that shalt be life, the acknowledged voice of life?”
  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “Never swap horses crossing a stream.”
  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “Don't change horses while crossing a stream.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann%20Wolfgang%20Von%20Goethe
    “Character develops itself in the stream of life.”
  • Brenda Ueland
    Brenda Ueland
    “It is only by expressing all that is inside that purer and purer streams come.”
  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying, streams like the thunderstorm against the wind.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. streám,; akin to OFries. strām, OS. strōm, D. stroom, G. strom, OHG. stroum, strūm, Dan. & Sw. ström, Icel. straumr, Ir. sroth, Lith. srove, Russ. struia, Gr. "ry`sis a flowing, "rei^n to flow, Skr. sru,. √174. Cf. Catarrh Diarrhea Rheum Rhythm

Usage

In literature:

But the swell did us a good turn, for it drove the log towards the shore, at the bend of the stream, and I found that I could touch bottom.
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
All along the pleasant way Sam entertained us with memories of the stream.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
In between lay scrub bushes and the now frozen bed of the stream.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
All the names of streams and of localities in the vicinity had been given by Matt Rockwood.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
The streams were higher, a cold and terrible beauty dwelt in the forest.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
The bullets seemed to drop in a shining stream from his mold into his pouch.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The enemy heard his voice, and halted where they were in the stream.
"A Lieutenant at Eighteen" by Oliver Optic
They came at length to a point where a smaller stream flowed into the James, wide at its mouth but soon growing narrow.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The raft may be gone, and fording this stream in such a flood as this is entirely out of the question.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
Next morning the steamboat departed up-stream, taking Captain Stinson, Mathews, and most of the native employees of the post in her crew.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
They swam several streams of water, climbed and descended elevations and shot such game as they required.
"Footprints in the Forest" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
It flowed in the very direction in which he was going, and he waded down stream for forty or fifty yards.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Gun on shoulder, we made our way up the bed of the stream, often being obliged to cut our path through a thicket of plants.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
Bela raised a streaming, accusing face to her mother.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
This inconvenienced me, as I had to find my way on our side of the stream, which was very rugged.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
A small stream falls into the larger one, and will, I think, be useful.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
Down the hill streamed the two patrols, for the battle was over.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
Beyond the chasm the stream flowed on into still more remote parts of the cave.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
Why was she sitting here by the mill-stream?
"A Mad Love" by Bertha M. Clay
Once among the trees, Frances tied the pinto securely and crept through the thickets toward the shallow part of the stream.
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
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In poetry:

Hunt ye joy with every breath,
Every breath,
Hunt it to the stream of death,
Stream of death!
"Hunting Song" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Two willow-trees
Waver and weep,
One in the breeze,
One in the deep
Glass of the stream. . . .
"O'er The Wood's Brow" by Paul Verlaine
I'll drink of the clear stream,
And hear the linnet's song;
And there I'll lie and dream
The day along:
"Song: Memory, hither come" by William Blake
Thou tyrant to each tranquil joy
That friendship can bestow;
Turning each stream that cheer'd the soul,
To fill the cup of woe.
"To Disappointment" by Elizabeth Bath
All on that charming coast is no bitter snow and frost,
Like the lands of Virginia-ginia O;
There streams for ever flow, and there flowers for ever blow,
And alas! I am weary, weary O!
There streams &c.
"The Slave’s Lament" by Robert Burns
And then from our eyes will start to flow
Mild tears like a stream now thriving,
And streams join and to a river grow
That fain for Life’s Source is striving
It secretly gains, like some deep sigh,
So early yet late arriving!
"“The bright blessed day with joy we see”" by Nicolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig

In news:

Streaming music may never be the same.
State measure would bar such work near streams.
The links are to the online music streaming services Spotify and MOG.
News flashes COLOSSUS release and stream new EP.
You can stream the single, presented by Scion A/V, below.
Phoenix Commotion founder Dan Phillips inspects a mosaic he constructed as part of the new education center at Waste Management's single stream recycling facility in Houston.
CDs remain popular but are losing ground to MP3s and streaming music.
Judging by the stream, prepare to get your face rocked off.
"The Rumble in the Air- Conditioned Auditiorium" will stream live on the internet for the low, low price of $4.95.
Streaming video is about to hit its tipping point.
Originally, only the championship round was to be streamed.
The purchase includes an Internet radio and music streaming app.
A project to install erosion control measures in a stream beside the town of Triadelphia's community park is complete.
The Criterion Collection recently announced it would move its films from Netflix's streaming service to that of its competitor, Hulu.
Several sessions at the AES show in New York this month will explore topics related to streaming, which unquestionably has had a huge impact on the technology and business of radio.
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In science:

N = number of symbols in a given information stream.
On Superluminal Propagation and Information Velocity
The teacher generates a stream of words, referring to the concept R1 .
Mathematics of learning
The teacher generates a stream of words, referring to the concept R1 .
Harmonic mean, random polynomials and stochastic matrices
The length of non-overlapping pairs of long streams of 0’s are then compared to each other to generate a 1 or a 0 depending if the first stream is longer than the second or vice-versa.
Random Numbers from Astronomical Imaging
The software determines a P -value for each test: the probability that a perfect RNG would produce a bit stream that is less random than the bit stream that we test (i.e. a P -value of zero denotes a bit stream that is certainly non-random).
Random Numbers from Astronomical Imaging
We can also consider the bit stream as a random walk and hence test the maximal excursion from zero for the cumulative sum (cusum) of adjusted digits (+1, −1) in our bit stream or sub-sequence therein (Revesz 1990).
Random Numbers from Astronomical Imaging
The HLT selection is applied independently on the electron stream and the eTau stream at Level-2.0 and Level-2.5.
The CMS High Level Trigger
CoInductive stream (A:Set) : Set := Cons : A -> stream A -> stream A.
CoInduction in Coq
As a first example, the function rat to stream maps any two integers a b to a stream.
CoInduction in Coq
Record affine_data : Set := {m_a : Z; m_a’ : Z; m_b : Z; m_b’ : Z; m_c : Z; m_c’ : Z; m_v1 : stream idigit; m_v2 : stream idigit}.
CoInduction in Coq
These operations can occur at any level in the stream of consciousness, such as at an individual sub-stream of consciousness or at the Universal stream of consciousness.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
However, due to restrictions of our own stream of consciousness, such fundamentally new contents are not allowed to enter the stream.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
The vector triad is quite similar to the STREAM triad benchmark but features three instead of two read streams (A(:)=B(:)+C(:)*D(:)).
Data access optimizations for highly threaded multi-core CPUs with multiple memory controllers
If we feed a stream of numbers from a PRNG to the Berlekamp-Massey algorithm, we get its linear complexity as a function of the length ℓ of the stream.
Random Number Generators: A Survival Guide for Large Scale Simulations
We require statistical independency of the tj,i within each stream and between the streams.
Random Number Generators: A Survival Guide for Large Scale Simulations
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