flume


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to flume: venturi flume

flume

 (flo͞om)
n.
1. A narrow gorge, usually with a stream flowing through it.
2. An open artificial channel or chute carrying a stream of water, as for furnishing power or conveying logs.
3. A very small swimming pool designed with a propeller or pump to generate a current, allowing a swimmer to swim in place.

[Middle English flum, river, from Old French, from Latin flūmen, from fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]

flume

(fluːm)
n
1. (Geological Science) a ravine through which a stream flows
2. (Forestry) a narrow artificial channel made for providing water for power, floating logs, etc
3. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a slide in the form of a long and winding tube with a stream of water running through it that descends into a purpose-built pool
vb
(Forestry) (tr) to transport (logs) in a flume
[C12: from Old French flum, ultimately from Latin flūmen stream, from fluere to flow]

flume

(flum)

n.
1. a deep narrow defile containing a mountain stream or torrent.
2. an artificial channel or trough for conducting water.
3. an amusement park ride in which passengers are conveyed through a water-filled chute or over a water slide.
[1125–75; Middle English flum < Old French < Latin flūmen stream]

flume


Past participle: flumed
Gerund: fluming

Imperative
flume
flume
Present
I flume
you flume
he/she/it flumes
we flume
you flume
they flume
Preterite
I flumed
you flumed
he/she/it flumed
we flumed
you flumed
they flumed
Present Continuous
I am fluming
you are fluming
he/she/it is fluming
we are fluming
you are fluming
they are fluming
Present Perfect
I have flumed
you have flumed
he/she/it has flumed
we have flumed
you have flumed
they have flumed
Past Continuous
I was fluming
you were fluming
he/she/it was fluming
we were fluming
you were fluming
they were fluming
Past Perfect
I had flumed
you had flumed
he/she/it had flumed
we had flumed
you had flumed
they had flumed
Future
I will flume
you will flume
he/she/it will flume
we will flume
you will flume
they will flume
Future Perfect
I will have flumed
you will have flumed
he/she/it will have flumed
we will have flumed
you will have flumed
they will have flumed
Future Continuous
I will be fluming
you will be fluming
he/she/it will be fluming
we will be fluming
you will be fluming
they will be fluming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fluming
you have been fluming
he/she/it has been fluming
we have been fluming
you have been fluming
they have been fluming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fluming
you will have been fluming
he/she/it will have been fluming
we will have been fluming
you will have been fluming
they will have been fluming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fluming
you had been fluming
he/she/it had been fluming
we had been fluming
you had been fluming
they had been fluming
Conditional
I would flume
you would flume
he/she/it would flume
we would flume
you would flume
they would flume
Past Conditional
I would have flumed
you would have flumed
he/she/it would have flumed
we would have flumed
you would have flumed
they would have flumed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flume - a narrow gorge with a stream running through itflume - a narrow gorge with a stream running through it
gorge - a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
2.flume - watercourse that consists of an open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs
waterway, watercourse - a conduit through which water flows
Translations

flume

n
(= ravine)Klamm f
(= channel)Kanal m
(in swimming pool) → schlauchförmige Wasserrutsche
References in classic literature ?
"I want you and father and grandma'm, and all of us, and the stranger too, to start right away, and go and take a drink out of the basin of the Flume!"
Nobody could help laughing at the child's notion of leaving a warm bed, and dragging them from a cheerful fire, to visit the basin of the Flume,--a brook, which tumbles over the precipice, deep within the Notch.
In this snow many of the shanties of the abandoned mining camp were obliterated, (a sailor might have said they had gone down) and at irregular intervals it had overtopped the tall trestles which had once supported a river called a flume; for, of course, "flume" is flumen.
It seemed as if the gold they had taken out was by some ironical compensation gradually making its way back to the soil again through ditch and flume and reservoir.
Through the breach, they heard the waters pour, as mountain torrents down a flume. The ship!
The wreckage of the spring washing appeared everywhere--piles of sluice-boxes, sections of elevated flumes, huge water-wheels,--all the debris of an army of gold-mad men.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery - but for DJ and record producer Flume, it's a lot more than that.
And you might want to keep everything crossed from now that the torrential rain forecast for the next few days, doesn't last into next week as the ride in question is...the log flume!
Tenders are invited for Flume Watercourse Restoration Works
The flume at the leisure centre inOxtedhas been out of action since March 2018, when it was closed due to its age.Freedom Leisuretook over management of the centre fromTandridge District Councilin May 2018 with a view to renovating it.
New waterpark shows what fast flume thrill-seekers will face THE fierce face of the fastest flume at Rhyl's new water park has been unveiled.
You need instant Adirondacks, and the Flume Trail network in Wilmington, just a few miles northeast of Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain, has what you're looking for.