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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Flowing  \Flow"ing\,  a. 
  That  flows  or  for  flowing  (in  various  sense  of  the  verb); 
  gliding  along  smoothly;  copious. 
 
  {Flowing  battery}  (Elec.),  a  battery  which  is  kept  constant 
  by  the  flowing  of  the  exciting  liquid  through  the  cell  or 
  cells.  --Knight. 
 
  {Flowing  furnace},  a  furnace  from  which  molten  metal,  can  be 
  drawn,  as  through  a  tap  hole;  a  foundry  cupola. 
 
  {Flowing  sheet}  (Naut.),  a  sheet  when  eased  off  or  loosened 
  to  the  wind,  as  when  the  wind  is  abaft  the  beam.  --Totten. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flowing  \Flow"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Flow},  v.  i.  &  t. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flowing 
  adj  1:  smooth  and  unconstrained  in  movement;  "a  long,  smooth 
  stride";  "the  fluid  motion  of  a  cat";  "the  liquid 
  grace  of  a  ballerina";  "liquid  prose"  [syn:  {fluent}, 
  {fluid},  {liquid},  {smooth}] 
  2:  (of  water)  rising  to  the  surface  under  internal  hydrostatic 
  pressure;  "an  artesian  well";  "artesian  pressure"  [syn:  {artesian}] 
  [ant:  {subartesian}] 
  3:  moving  smoothly  and  continuously;  "crowds  flowing  through 
  the  canyons  of  the  streets";  "fan  streaming  into  the 
  concert  hall"  [syn:  {streaming}] 
  4:  (of  liquids)  moving  freely;  "a  flowing  brook"  [syn:  {streaming}] 
  n  :  the  motion  characteristic  of  fluids  (liquids  or  gases)  [syn: 
  {flow}] 




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