Definition of 'flow'
- the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
- the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
Synonyms: flow rate rate of flow
- the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
- any uninterrupted stream or discharge
- something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; "a stream of people emptied from the terminal"; "the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"
- dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history"
Synonyms: stream current
- move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium"
- move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
Synonyms: run feed course
- cause to flow; "The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
- be abundantly present; "The champagne flowed at the wedding"
- fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
Synonyms: hang fall
- cover or swamp with water
- undergo menstruation; "She started menstruating at the age of 11"