Flow meaning

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To hang loosely and gracefully.

The cape flowed from his shoulders.

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To flow is defined as to run or move smoothly.

An example of flow is for a classroom session to run without any problems.

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To exhibit a smooth or graceful continuity.

The poem's cadence flowed gracefully.

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To move with a continual shifting of component particles.

Wheat flowing into the bin; traffic flowing through the tunnel.

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To circulate, as the blood in the body.
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(intransitive) To rise, as the tide; opposed to ebb.

The tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.

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To arise; derive.

Many conclusions flow from this hypothesis.

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To menstruate.
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To undergo plastic deformation without cracking or breaking. Used of rocks, metals, or minerals.
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To rise. Used of the tide.
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To proceed steadily and easily.

The preparations flowed smoothly.

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To move in a way suggestive of a liquid; stream.

Crowds flowed past.

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To stream forth; pour out.
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To overflow; flood.
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To cause to flow.
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The act or manner of flowing.
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The rate of flowing.
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Anything that flows; stream or current.
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A continuous production.

A flow of ideas.

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The rising of the tide.
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To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity.
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To circulate, as the blood in the body.
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To menstruate.
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The smooth motion characteristic of fluids.
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Menstrual discharge.
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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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The movement of a real or figurative fluid.
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The rising movement of the tide.
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The room was small, but it had good symmetry and flow.

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The amount of a fluid that moves or the rate of fluid movement.

Turn on the valve and make sure you have sufficient flow.

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(psychology) The state of being at one with.
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(intransitive) To move as a fluid from one position to another.

Rivers flow from springs and lakes.

Tears flow from the eyes.

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(intransitive) To move or match smoothly, gracefully, or continuously.

The writing is grammatically correct, but it just doesn't flow.

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(intransitive) To have or be in abundance; to abound, so as to run or flow over.
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(intransitive) To hang loosely and wave.

A flowing mantle; flowing locks.

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(computing) To arrange (text in a wordprocessor, etc.) so that it wraps neatly into a designated space; to reflow.
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To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
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To cover with varnish.
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(intransitive) To discharge excessive blood from the uterus.
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The definition of a flow is an act of moving or running smoothly, a movement of water or the continuous moving of ideas, stories, etc.

An example of a flow is a steady movement through the development of a research paper.

An example of a flow is the movement of a stream.

An example of a flow is a class session where students constantly offer input.

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Continuity and smoothness of appearance.
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A general movement or tendency.

A dissenter who went against the flow of opinion.

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The sequence in which operations are performed.
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An apparent ease or effortlessness of performance.
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Menstrual discharge.
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To move as a liquid does; move in a stream, like water.
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To be derived; spring; proceed.
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To fall in waves; hang loose.

Her long hair flowed down her back.

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To come in; rise, as the tide.
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To be overflowing or plentiful.
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To change in shape under pressure without breaking or splitting, as ice in a glacier or rocks deep in the earth.
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(intransitive) To proceed; to issue forth.

Wealth flows from industry and economy.

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To release as a flow.

Trees flowing thin sap.

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To cause to flow.
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The amount that flows in a given period of time.
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The rising of the tide.
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go with the flow
  • To conform to or accept, rather than resist, a trend, condition, development, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of flow

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

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

  • 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