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Verb
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flowed, past participle; flows, 3rd person singular present; flowing, present participle; flowed, past tense;
  1. (esp. of a fluid) Move along or out steadily and continuously in a current or stream
    • - from here the river flows north
    • - a cross-current of electricity seemed to flow between them
  2. (of the sea or a tidal river) Move toward the land; rise

  3. (of clothing or hair) Hang loosely in an easy and graceful manner
    • - her red hair flowed over her shoulders
  4. Circulate continuously within a particular system
    • - ventilation channels keep the air flowing
    • - an electric current flows through it
  5. (of people or things) Go from one place to another in a steady stream, typically in large numbers
    • - the firm is hoping the orders will keep flowing in
  6. Proceed or be produced smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly
    • - talk flowed freely around the table
  7. Result from; be caused by
    • - there are certain advantages that may flow from that decision
  8. Be available in copious quantities
    • - their talk and laughter grew louder as the excellent brandy flowed
  9. (of a solid) Undergo a permanent change of shape under stress, without melting

Noun
  1. The action or fact of moving along in a steady, continuous stream
    • - the flow of water into the pond
  2. The rate or speed at which such a stream moves
    • - under the ford the river backs up, giving a deep sluggish flow
  3. The rise of a tide or a river

  4. A steady, continuous stream of something
    • - she eased the car into the flow of traffic
  5. Menstrual discharge

  6. The gradual permanent deformation of a solid under stress, without melting


  1. the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
  2. move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium"
  3. run: move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
  4. the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
  5. cause to flow; "The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
  6. the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
  7. Flow is a Foetus album released in 2001. It is also seen as a return to form for Foetus.
  8. Flow (stylized as FLOW) is a Japanese rock band, a part of Sony Music Japan's Ki/oon Records label. Flow is a five-piece band made up of two vocalists, a drummer, a bassist and a guitarist. As of May 2010, the band has released nineteen singles and seven albums.
  9. FLOW is a Belgian national healthcare network, meant for healthcare providers and patients. It is a acronym which stands for Facilities (services and related infrastructure), Legal implementation (the telex files), Organisations (locoregional teams) and Wisdom (coordination and supervision ...
  10. The International Ultramarine Corps, formerly the Ultramarine Corps, is a fictional team of superheroes published by DC Comics. They first appeared in DC One Million #2 (November 1998), and were created by Grant Morrison and Howard Porter.
  11. Flow is the fourth full-length album by the Norwegian power metal/progressive metal band, Conception. Flow was released in April 1, 1997 by Noise Records.
  12. In graph theory, a flow network is a directed graph where each edge has a capacity and each edge receives a flow. The amount of flow on an edge cannot exceed the capacity of the edge. ...
  13. The movement of a fluid; The rising movement of the tide; Smoothness or continuity; The amount of a fluid that moves or the rate of fluid movement; the state of being at one with; To move as a fluid from one position to another; To move or match smoothly, gracefully, or continuously
  14. (Flowing) To go from one move to the next with no jerking action or stopping in mid flow.
  15. (Flowing) describes a liquor that is supple, without asperity. Used to describe teas with low tannic content.
  16. (Flowing) the concept of getting the personal issues out of the way and letting great Spirit guide one's life and activities for the highest good for All.
  17. (Flowing) the process of having a creative energy flow from your body so you are able to quickly and efficiently complete any task involving wit, talent, and/or humor easily much to the amazement of any witness.
  18. (flowing) B: The position of the sheets of the principal sails when they are loosened from the wind so as to receive it into the cavities more nearly perpendicular than when close-hauled, but more obliquely than when the ship sails before the wind. ...
  19. (7 FLOWS) Man, Machine, Information, Engineering (& Tools), Raw Material, Work-In-Process, and Finished Goods Inventory. “All problems can be solved by looking at and understanding the 7 FLOWS” – Nakao
  20. (Flows) Each organism needs a continual flow of energy to stay alive. The constant flow of energy from the sun to Earth sustains life and drives most ecological cycles. ...
  21. (Flows) This database table includes data on the end hosts using the network and which protocols they are using.
  22. (flows) variables such as the output of the economy per year; stocks are in contrast to flows; flows measure the changes in stocks over a given period of time.
  23. (flows) what I'm "seeing" on the Street. I talk with every major trading desk, so the "flows" relate to the buy and sell interest that's communicated to me by my sales coverage.
  24. Why you cannot step in the same river twice. Nothing is permanent; everything flows. Also, the euphoria that accompanies flowing in sync with your reality.
  25. In hydro-electric terms, flow refers to the quantity of water supplied to a water source or exiting a nozzle per unit of time. Commonly measured in gallons per minute.