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A stream is a continuous body of surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel. Depending on its location or certain characteristics, a stream may be referred to by a variety of local or regional names. Long large streams are usually called rivers, while smaller, less voluminous and more intermittent streams are known as streamlets, brooks or creeks, etc.
- a body of water flowing in a channel or watercourse, as a river, rivulet, or brook.
- a steady current in water, as in a river or the ocean to row against the stream;the Gulf Stream.
- any flow of water or other liquid or fluid streams of blood.
- a current or flow of air, gas, or the like.
- a beam or trail of light A stream of moonlight fell from the clouds.
- a continuous flow or succession of anything a stream of words.
- prevailing direction; drift the stream of opinion.
- Digital Technology.
- a flow of data, as an audio broadcast, a movie, or live video, transmitted smoothly and continuously from a source to a computer, mobile device, etc.
- livestream (def. 2).