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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flow  \Flow\  (fl[=o]),  obs. 
  imp.  sing.  of  {Fly},  v.  i.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flow  \Flow\  (fl[=o]),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flowed}  (fl[=o]d);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Flowing}.]  [AS.  fl[=o]wan;  akin  to  D.  vloeijen 
  OHG.  flawen  to  wash,  Icel.  fl[=o]a  to  deluge,  Gr  plw`ein  to 
  float,  sail,  and  prob.  ultimately  to  E.  float,  fleet. 
  [root]80.  Cf  {Flood}.] 
  1.  To  move  with  a  continual  change  of  place  among  the 
  particles  or  parts  as  a  fluid;  to  change  place  or 
  circulate,  as  a  liquid;  as  rivers  flow  from  springs  and 
  lakes;  tears  flow  from  the  eyes. 
 
  2.  To  become  liquid;  to  melt. 
 
  The  mountains  flowed  down  at  thy  presence.  --Is. 
  lxiv.  3. 
 
  3.  To  proceed;  to  issue  forth;  as  wealth  flows  from  industry 
  and  economy. 
 
  Those  thousand  decencies  that  daily  flow  From  all 
  her  words  and  actions.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  glide  along  smoothly,  without  harshness  or  asperties; 
  as  a  flowing  period;  flowing  numbers;  to  sound  smoothly 
  to  the  ear;  to  be  uttered  easily. 
 
  Virgil  is  sweet  and  flowingin  his  hexameters. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  To  have  or  be  in  abundance;  to  abound;  to  full,  so  as  to 
  run  or  flow  over  to  be  copious. 
 
  In  that  day  .  .  .  the  hills  shall  flow  with  milk. 
  --Joel  iii. 
  18. 
 
  The  exhilaration  of  a  night  that  needed  not  the 
  influence  of  the  flowing  bowl.  --Prof. 
  Wilson. 
 
  6.  To  hang  loose  and  waving;  as  a  flowing  mantle;  flowing 
  locks. 
 
  The  imperial  purple  flowing  in  his  train.  --A. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  7.  To  rise,  as  the  tide;  --  opposed  to  ebb;  as  the  tide 
  flows  twice  in  twenty-four  hours. 
 
  The  river  hath  thrice  flowed,  no  ebb  between. 
  --Shak. 
 
  8.  To  discharge  blood  in  excess  from  the  uterus. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flow  \Flow\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cover  with  water  or  other  liquid;  to  overflow;  to 
  inundate;  to  flood. 
 
  2.  To  cover  with  varnish. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flow  \Flow\,  n. 
  1.  A  stream  of  water  or  other  fluid;  a  current;  as  a  flow  of 
  water;  a  flow  of  blood. 
 
  2.  A  continuous  movement  of  something  abundant;  as  a  flow  of 
  words 
 
  3.  Any  gentle,  gradual  movement  or  procedure  of  thought, 
  diction,  music,  or  the  like  resembling  the  quiet,  steady 
  movement  of  a  river;  a  stream. 
 
  The  feast  of  reason  and  the  flow  of  soul.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  The  tidal  setting  in  of  the  water  from  the  ocean  to  the 
  shore.  See  {Ebb  and  flow},  under  {Ebb}. 
 
  5.  A  low-lying  piece  of  watery  land;  --  called  also  {flow 
  moss}  and  {flow  bog}.  [Scot.]  --Jamieson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flow 
  n  1:  the  motion  characteristic  of  fluids  (liquids  or  gases)  [syn: 
  {flowing}] 
  2:  the  amount  of  fluid  that  flows  in  a  given  time  [syn:  {flow 
  rate},  {rate  of  flow}] 
  3:  the  act  of  flowing  or  streaming;  continuous  progression 
  [syn:  {stream}] 
  4:  any  uninterrupted  stream  or  discharge 
  5:  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"  [syn:  {stream}] 
  6:  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"  [syn:  {stream},  {current}] 
  7:  the  monthly  discharge  of  blood  from  the  uterus  of 
  nonpregnant  women  from  puberty  to  menopause;  "the  women 
  were  sickly  and  subject  to  excessive  menstruation";  "a 
  woman  does  not  take  the  gout  unless  her  menses  be 
  stopped"--Hippocrates;  "the  semen  begins  to  appear  in 
  males  and  to  be  emitted  at  the  same  time  of  life  that  the 
  catamenia  begin  to  flow  in  females"--Aristotle  [syn:  {menstruation}, 
  {menses},  {catamenia},  {period}] 
  v  1:  move  or  progress  freely  as  if  in  a  stream;  "The  crowd  flowed 
  out  of  the  stadium" 
  2:  move  along  of  liquids;  "Water  flowed  into  the  cave"  [syn:  {run}, 
  {course}] 
  3:  cause  to  flow;  "The  artist  flowed  the  washes  on  the  paper" 
  4:  be  abundantly  present;  "The  champagne  flowed  at  the  wedding" 
  5:  fall  or  flow  in  a  certain  way  "This  dress  hangs  well";  "Her 
  long  black  hair  flowed  down  her  back"  [syn:  {hang},  {fall}] 
  6:  cover  or  swamp  with  water 
  7:  undergo  menstruation;  "She  started  menstruating  at  the  age 
  of  11"  [syn:  {menstruate}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Flow 
 
    A  companion  utility  to  {Floppy}  by  Julian  James  Bunn 
  .  Flow  allows  the  user  to  produce 
  various  reports  on  the  structure  of  {Fortran  77}  code,  such  as 
  {flow  diagram}s  and  common  block  tables.  It  runs  under  {VMS}, 
  {Unix},  {CMS}. 
 
  Posted  to  comp.sources.misc  volume  31. 
 
  (1995-03-14) 
 
 




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