What is stream?

  • (noun): The act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression.
    Synonyms: flow
    See also — Additional definitions below


A stream is a body of water with a current, confined within a bed and stream banks. Depending on its locale or certain characteristics, a stream may be referred to as a branch, brook, beck, burn, creek, "crick", gill (occasionally ghyll), kill, lick, rill, river, syke, bayou, rivulet, streamage, wash, run or runnel.

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Mindstream - Mental "stream" Metaphors - Psychology
... The term, "stream of consciousness" was coined by the philosopher Alexander Bain in 1855 and later popularized by the psychologist, William James. 380) wrote, "The concurrence of Sensations in one common stream of consciousness, — on the same cerebral highway, — enables those of different senses to be associated as readily as the ... James' classic 1890 Principles of Psychology used several "stream" metaphors ...
Brahmani River - Course
... It then flows through the towns of Talcher and Dhenkanal before splitting up into two streams ... The main stream flows by the town of Jajpur Road beyond which it is crossed by National Highway 5 and the Kolkata-Chennai mainline of East Coast Railway ... The branch stream called Kimiria receives the waters of the Birupa (a distributary of the Mahanadi, Kelo and Genguti before re joining the main stream at Indupur ...
Creek (tidal)
... creek, tidal channel, or estuary is the portion of a stream that is affected by ebb and flow of ocean tides, in the case that the subject stream discharges to an ocean, sea or strait ... Thus this portion of the stream has variable salinity and electrical conductivity over the tidal cycle ...
Data File - Stream
... A stream is a sequence of bytes ... A stream is a general name given to a flow of data ... Different streams are used to represent different kinds of data flow ...
Mindstream - Mental "stream" Metaphors - Buddhism
... of consciousness, there is one type of consciousness that consists of a permanent stream or an unending continuity and there are other forms of consciousness whose ... consists of such an eternal continuum, while the streams of the grosser states of consciousness do end. 73) frames the importance of the stream metaphor in relation to meditation and the nature of mind, the objective of a meditative sādhana Bucknell et al ...

More definitions of "stream":

  • (verb): Exude profusely.
    Example: "She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose streamed blood"
  • (noun): Something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously.
    Example: "A stream of people emptied from the terminal"
    Synonyms: flow
  • (verb): Flow freely and abundantly.
    Synonyms: well out
  • (noun): A steady flow (usually from natural causes).
    Example: "He felt a stream of air"
    Synonyms: current
  • (verb): To extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind.
    Example: "Their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"
  • (noun): A natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth.
    Synonyms: watercourse
  • (noun): Dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas.
    Example: "Stream of consciousness"
    Synonyms: flow, current

Famous quotes containing the word stream:

    Man is in part divine,
    A troubled stream from a pure source;
    And Man in portions can foresee
    His own funereal destiny;
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    This land is your land, this land is my land, From California to the New York Island. From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me.
    Woody Guthrie (1912–1967)