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British English: /striːm/
American English: /strim/

Translation of stream in French:


  • 1 (small river) underground/trout stream
    ruisseau souterrain/à truites
  • 2 (flow)a stream of
    un flot de (traffic, customers, questions, jokes)
    un torrent de (insults, invective)
    un jet de (light, flames)
    une coulée de (lava)
    un écoulement de (water)
    a stream of abuse
    un torrent d'insultes
  • 3 (current) to drift with the stream
    (leaves, particles)
    flotter au gré du courant
  • 4 (British English) (School) the top/middle/bottom stream
    le groupe des élèves forts/moyens/faibles
    the A stream
    le groupe des élèves forts
    to divide a class into streams
    répartir une classe en groupes de niveau

transitive verb

  • 1 (British English) (School)
    répartir [quelque chose/quelqu'un] en groupes de niveau (class, children)
  • 2 (Computing)
    transférer [quelque chose] en flux continu

intransitive verb

  • 1 (flow)
    (tears, blood, water)
    blood was streaming from the wound
    le sang ruisselait de la blessure
    water was streaming down the walls
    l'eau ruisselait sur les murs
    sunlight was streaming into the room
    le soleil entrait à flots dans la pièce
    tears were streaming down his face
    ses larmes coulaient à flots
  • 2 (move)
    (traffic, cars, people)
    (into a place) affluer
    (out of a place) (traffic, cars)
    sortir à flots
    sortir en foule
    they streamed through the gates
    ils ont franchi le portail en foule
  • 4
    (eyes, nose)
    my eyes were streaming
    j'avais les yeux qui coulaient
    pollen makes his nose stream
    le pollen lui fait couler le nez


to come on stream

(factory, oil field)
entrer en activité
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