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2a continuous flow of liquid, air, or gas:Frank blew out a stream of smoke the blood gushed out in scarlet streams a mass of people or things moving continuously in the same direction:there is a steady stream of visitors a large number of things that happen or come one after the other:a woman screamed a stream of abuse 3 Computing a continuous flow of data or instructions, typically one having a constant or predictable rate. a continuous flow of video and audio material transmitted or received over the Internet.
1 [no object] (of liquid) run or flow in a continuous current in a specified direction:she sat with tears streaming down her face sunlight streamed through the windows (of a mass of people or things) move in a continuous flow in a specified direction:he was watching the taxis streaming past
(usually be streaming
) (of a person or part of the body) produce a continuous flow of liquid; run with liquid:my eyes were streaming I woke up in the night, streaming with sweat [with object]:his mouth was streaming blood
(of hair, clothing, etc.) float or wave at full extent in the wind:her black cloak streamed behind her 2 [with object] Computing transmit or receive (data, especially video and audio material) over the Internet as a steady, continuous flow.