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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stream  \Stream\,  v.  t. 
  To  send  forth  in  a  current  or  stream;  to  cause  to  flow;  to 
  pour;  as  his  eyes  streamed  tears. 
 
  It  may  so  please  that  she  at  length  will  stream  Some 
  dew  of  grace  into  my  withered  heart.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  mark  with  colors  or  embroidery  in  long  tracts. 
 
  The  herald's  mantle  is  streamed  with  gold.  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  To  unfurl.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  stream  the  buoy}.  (Naut.)  See  under  {Buoy}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stream  \Stream\  (str[=e]m),  n.  [AS.  stre['a]m;  akin  to  OFries 
  str[=a]m,  OS  str[=o]m,  D.  stroom,  G.  strom,  OHG.  stroum, 
  str[=u]m,  Dan.  &  Sw  str["o]m,  Icel.  straumr  Ir  sroth, 
  Lith.  srove,  Russ.  struia,  Gr  "ry`sis  a  flowing,  "rei^n  to 
  flow,  Skr.  sru.  [root]174.  Cf  {Catarrh},  {Diarrhea}, 
  {Rheum},  {Rhythm}.] 
  1.  A  current  of  water  or  other  fluid;  a  liquid  flowing 
  continuously  in  a  line  or  course,  either  on  the  earth,  as 
  a  river,  brook,  etc.,  or  from  a  vessel,  reservoir,  or 
  fountain;  specifically,  any  course  of  running  water;  as 
  many  streams  are  blended  in  the  Mississippi;  gas  and  steam 
  came  from  the  earth  in  streams;  a  stream  of  molten  lead 
  from  a  furnace;  a  stream  of  lava  from  a  volcano. 
 
  2.  A  beam  or  ray  of  light.  ``Sun  streams.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  Anything  issuing  or  moving  with  continued  succession  of 
  parts  as  a  stream  of  words  a  stream  of  sand.  ``The 
  stream  of  beneficence.''  --Atterbury.  ``The  stream  of 
  emigration.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  4.  A  continued  current  or  course;  as  a  stream  of  weather. 
  ``The  very  stream  of  his  life.''  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Current;  drift;  tendency;  series  of  tending  or  moving 
  causes;  as  the  stream  of  opinions  or  manners. 
 
  {Gulf  stream}.  See  under  {Gulf}. 
 
  {Stream  anchor},  {Stream  cable}.  (Naut.)  See  under  {Anchor}, 
  and  {Cable}. 
 
  {Stream  ice},  blocks  of  ice  floating  in  a  mass  together  in 
  some  definite  direction. 
 
  {Stream  tin},  particles  or  masses  of  tin  ore  found  in 
  alluvial  ground;  --  so  called  because  a  stream  of  water  is 
  the  principal  agent  used  in  separating  the  ore  from  the 
  sand  and  gravel. 
 
  {Stream  works}  (Cornish  Mining),  a  place  where  an  alluvial 
  deposit  of  tin  ore  is  worked  --Ure. 
 
  {To  float  with  the  stream},  figuratively,  to  drift  with  the 
  current  of  opinion,  custom,  etc.,  so  as  not  to  oppose  or 
  check  it 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stream  \Stream\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Streamed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Streaming}.] 
  1.  To  issue  or  flow  in  a  stream;  to  flow  freely  or  in  a 
  current,  as  a  fluid  or  whatever  is  likened  to  fluids;  as 
  tears  streamed  from  her  eyes. 
 
  Beneath  those  banks  where  rivers  stream.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  pour  out  or  emit,  a  stream  or  streams. 
 
  A  thousand  suns  will  stream  on  thee.  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  To  issue  in  a  stream  of  light;  to  radiate. 
 
  4.  To  extend;  to  stretch  out  with  a  wavy  motion;  to  float  in 
  the  wind;  as  a  flag  streams  in  the  wind. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stream 
  n  1:  a  natural  body  of  running  water  flowing  on  or  under  the 
  earth  [syn:  {watercourse}] 
  2:  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:  {flow},  {current}] 
  3:  the  act  of  flowing  or  streaming;  continuous  progression 
  [syn:  {flow}] 
  4:  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:  {flow}] 
  5:  a  steady  flow  (usually  from  natural  causes);  "the  raft 
  floated  downstream  on  the  current";  "he  felt  a  stream  of 
  air"  [syn:  {current}] 
  v  1:  to  extend,  wave  or  float  outward,  as  if  in  the  wind:  "their 
  manes  streamed  like  stiff  black  pennants  in  the  wind." 
  2:  exude  profusely;  "She  was  streaming  with  sweat";  "His  nose 
  streamed  blood" 
  3:  move  in  large  numbers;  "people  were  pouring  out  of  the 
  theater"  [syn:  {pour},  {swarm}] 
  4:  rain  heavily;  "Put  on  your  rain  coat--it's  pouring  outside!" 
  [syn:  {pour},  {pelt},  {rain  cats  and  dogs},  {rain  buckets}] 
  5:  flow  freely  and  abundantly;  "Tears  streamed  down  her  face" 
  [syn:  {well  out}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  stream 
 
  1.    An  {abstraction}  referring  to  any  flow  of 
  data  from  a  source  (or  sender,  producer)  to  a  single  sink  (or 
  receiver,  consumer).  A  stream  usually  flows  through  a  channel 
  of  some  kind  as  opposed  to  {packet}s  which  may  be  addressed 
  and  routed  independently,  possibly  to  multiple  recipients. 
  Streams  usually  require  some  mechanism  for  establishing  a 
  channel  or  a  "{connection}"  between  the  sender  and  receiver. 
 
  2.    In  the  {C}  language's  buffered  input/ouput 
  library  functions,  a  stream  is  associated  with  a  file  or 
  device  which  has  been  opened  using  {fopen}.  Characters  may  be 
  read  from  (written  to)  a  stream  without  knowing  their  actual 
  source  (destination)  and  buffering  is  provided  transparently 
  by  the  library  routines. 
 
  3.    Confusingly,  {Sun}  have  called  their 
  modular  {device  driver}  mechanism  "{STREAMS}". 
 
  4.    In  {IBM}'s  {AIX}  {operating  system},  a 
  stream  is  a  {full-duplex}  processing  and  data  transfer  path 
  between  a  driver  in  {kernel  space}  and  a  process  in  {user 
  space}. 
 
  [IBM  AIX  3.2  Communication  Programming  Concepts, 
  SC23-2206-03]. 
 
  5.    {streaming}. 
 
  6.    {lazy  list}. 
 
  (1996-11-06) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  STREAM 
 
  ["STREAM:  A  Scheme  Language  for  Formally  Describing  Digital 
  Circuits",  C.D.  Kloos  in  PARLE:  Parallel  Architectures  and 
  Languages  Europe,  LNCS  259,  Springer  1987]. 
 
  (1995-01-30) 
 
 




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