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Meaning & Definition of Flow in English

English

Flow

/floʊ/

noun

1. The motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

    synonym:
  • flow
  • ,
  • flowing

2. The amount of fluid that flows in a given time

    synonym:
  • flow
  • ,
  • flow rate
  • ,
  • rate of flow

3. The act of flowing or streaming

  • Continuous progression
    synonym:
  • flow
  • ,
  • stream

4. Any uninterrupted stream or discharge

    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • stream
  • ,
  • flow

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • stream
  • ,
  • flow
  • ,
  • current

7. The monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause

  • "The women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"
  • "A woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--hippocrates
  • "The semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--aristotle
    synonym:
  • menstruation
  • ,
  • menses
  • ,
  • menstruum
  • ,
  • catamenia
  • ,
  • period
  • ,
  • flow

verb

1. Move or progress freely as if in a stream

  • "The crowd flowed out of the stadium"
    synonym:
  • flow
  • ,
  • flux

2. Move along, of liquids

  • "Water flowed into the cave"
  • "The missouri feeds into the mississippi"
    synonym:
  • run
  • ,
  • flow
  • ,
  • feed
  • ,
  • course

3. Cause to flow

  • "The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
    synonym:
  • flow

4. Be abundantly present

  • "The champagne flowed at the wedding"
    synonym:
  • flow

5. Fall or flow in a certain way

  • "This dress hangs well"
  • "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
    synonym:
  • hang
  • ,
  • fall
  • ,
  • flow

6. Cover or swamp with water

    synonym:
  • flow

7. Undergo menstruation

  • "She started menstruating at the age of 11"
    synonym:
  • menstruate
  • ,
  • flow

Examples of using

Superconductivity occurs when a metal loses all resistance to the flow of an electric current.
The doctor was finally able to stanch the flow of blood.