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a. A flow of water in a channel or bed, as a brook, rivulet, or small river.
b. A steady current in such a flow of water.
2. A steady current of a fluid.
3. A large amount or number moving or occurring in steady succession: a stream of commuters; a stream of insults. See Synonyms at flow.
4. A trend, course, or drift, as of opinion, thought, or history.
5. A beam or ray of light.
6. Chiefly British A course of study to which students are tracked.
7. Computers A steady flow of data.
v. streamed, stream·ing, streams
1. To flow in a stream or current.
2. To pour forth or give off a stream; flow: My eyes were streaming with tears.
3. To move or arrive 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.
a. To leave a continuous trail of light.
b. To give forth a continuous stream of light rays or beams; shine.
1. To emit, discharge, or exude (a body fluid, for example).
2. Computers To transmit or receive (audio or video content), especially over the internet, in small, sequential packets that permit the content to be played continuously as it is being received and without saving it to a hard disk.
on stream
In or into operation or production: a new power plant soon to go on stream.

[Middle English streme, from Old English strēam; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]

stream′y adj.


adj, streamier or streamiest
1. (Physical Geography) (of an area, land, etc) having many streams
2. flowing or streaming
ˈstreaminess n
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Other nomination highlights include Webby and Streamy Award nominations.
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Cst verejn zakzky Rozren technologie pro nsledn zpracovn obrazu v HD kvalite Predmetem verejn zakzky v dan csti je porzen zarzen pro rozren technologie pro nsledn zpracovn obrazu zskanho z kamerovho systmu v HD kvalite pro IPTV okruh tak, aby vstupem byly 4 streamy v HD rozlien a 4 streamy v SD rozlien.
Create an excellent original online series and you could win one of several awards: a Webby, a Streamy, an IAWTV Award.
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A Visit to Santa Claus We counted the loud seconds that ticked away minutes To the sounds of strange rumblings in space Then clang the noise came The clock struck three As the great booms pealed out They gripped me all over They packed the domed ceiling And filled the crevices And circle around 'Til the noise filtered and fell and crenel-llated down To the chattering clatter of the Western Arcade With wrappings and presents and prom-mise of more We gazed from the balcony down to the floor Saw lights that sparkled like frost on a tree And fairies that trembled on pine scent-ted twigs All streamy with tinsel from the angel above Clutching our presents Looking forward with glee We waited for Santa to call the next day
But in the late evenings they migrate to the shallower, streamy stretches.
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Among the catches were T K Lawson with two sea-trout to 3lb, G Sneddon with a 17lb salmon, Kevin Foster had one of 14lb and Steve Hutchinson an 8lb salmon; all were caught in streamy water at Wylam.