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Definitions of flow:

  • noun:   the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
  • noun:   the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
  • noun:   any uninterrupted stream or discharge
  • noun:   the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
  • noun:   dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
    Example: "The flow of thought"
  • noun:   something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously
    Example: "The museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"
  • noun:   the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
    Example: "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"
  • verb:   move or progress freely as if in a stream
    Example: "The crowd flowed out of the stadium"
  • verb:   cause to flow
    Example: "The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
  • verb:   cover or swamp with water
  • verb:   be abundantly present
    Example: "The champagne flowed at the wedding"
  • verb:   move along, of liquids
    Example: "Water flowed into the cave"
  • verb:   undergo menstruation
  • verb:   fall or flow in a certain way
    Example: "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #57267)


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