STREAM, n. 1. A current of water or other fluid; a liquid substance flowing in a line or course, either on the earth, as a river or brook, or from a vessel or other reservoir or fountain. Hence, 2. A river, brook or rivulet.3. A current of water in the ocean; as the gulf stream.4. A current of melted metal or other substance; as a stream of lead or iron flowing from a furnace; a stream of lava from a volcano.5. Any thing issuing from a source and moving with a continued succession of parts; as a stream of words; a stream of sand.A stream of beneficence.6. A continued current of course; as a stream of weather. [Not used.]The stream of his life.7. A current of air or gas, or of light.8. Current; drift; as of opinions or manners. It is difficult to oppose the stream of public opinion.9. Water.
STREAM, v.i. 1. To flow; to move or run in a continuous current. Blood streams from a vein.Beneath the banks where rivers stream.2. To emit; to pour out in abundance. His eyes streamed with tears.3. To issue with continuance, not by fits.From opning skies my streaming glories shine.4. To issue or shoot in streaks; as light streaming from the east.5. To extend; to stretch in a long line; as a flag streaming in the wind.
STREAM, v.t. To mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts.The heralds mantle is streamed with gold.