Flow Definition

flō
flowed, flowing, flows
verb
flowed, flowing, flows
To move as a liquid does; move in a stream, like water.
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To overflow; flood.
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To move gently, smoothly, and easily; glide.
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To move in a way suggestive of a liquid; stream.
Crowds flowed past.
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To circulate, as the blood in the body.
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noun
flows
The act or manner of flowing.
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The smooth motion characteristic of fluids.
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Anything that flows; stream or current.
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The rate of flowing.
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A flood or overflow.
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Movement in a manner suggestive of a liquid. Movement in a smooth and gentle manner, like water in a stream. See also stream-oriented.

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In telecommunications, a sequence of bits, bytes, datagrams, or packets between common endpoints identified by features such as network addresses and port numbers. See also bit, byte, datagram, endpoint, packet, and port.

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idiom
go with the flow
  • to conform to or accept, rather than resist, a trend, condition, development, etc.
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Other Word Forms of Flow

Noun

Singular:
flow
Plural:
flows

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Flow

Origin of Flow

  • From Old English flōwan, from Proto-Germanic *flōaną, from Proto-Indo-European *plōw-. Cognate from Proto-Indo-European (via Latin) with fluent, flux.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English flouen from Old English flōwan pleu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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