English version

stream in Nature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstreamstream1 /striːm/ ●●● W3 noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 small riverDN a natural flow of water that moves across the land and is narrower than a river β†’ downstream, upstream2 continuous seriesSERIES a long and almost continuous series of events, people, objects etcstream of πŸ”Š a stream of traffic πŸ”Š a stream of abusesteady/constant/endless etc stream πŸ”Š A steady stream of visitors came to the house.3 air/waterHE a flow of water, air, smoke etc, or the direction in which it is flowing πŸ”Š A stream of cold air rushed through the open door. β†’ Gulf Stream, jet stream4 β†’ come on stream5 school British EnglishSES a level of ability within a group of students of the same age πŸ”Š Kim’s in the top stream. β†’ bloodstream, mainstream1, stream of consciousness
Examples from the Corpus
streamβ€’ This free software uses the Internet to deliver a stream of news, stock quotes and other information right to your desktop.β€’ The upper path was deep in mud: the lower one was now a stream.β€’ A stream of air swirled the dust into clouds.β€’ The constant stream of praise burbling in the background of the class swelled into shouts of rapture.β€’ Between there and Drumbreck House they came across a number of swollen burns and encountered streams where no streams had existed before.β€’ a mountain streamβ€’ Still holding the mangled trophy above his head, he started to cross the stream.β€’ Below meandered a little stream; the stream believed to be the source of Charles Kingsley's inspiration.β€’ It is raining, and I am watching the streams of water form patterns on the windows.β€’ Many course combinations are possible during the first three years, facilitating transfer between these three streams.stream ofβ€’ Refugees were pouring across the border in an endless stream.β€’ a stream of insultsβ€’ Guides take the non-stop stream of visitors around the castle.