Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
  2. (noun, event) the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
  3. (noun, group) dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
    stream of consciousness
    the flow of thought
    the current of history
  4. (noun, process) any uninterrupted stream or discharge
  5. (noun, process) the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
    a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped
    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
  6. (noun, state) something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously
    the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors
  7. (noun, time) the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
  8. (verb, body) undergo menstruation
  9. (verb, change) cover or swamp with water
  10. (verb, contact) fall or flow in a certain way
    Her long black hair flowed down her back
  11. (verb, motion) move or progress freely as if in a stream
  12. (verb, motion) move along, of liquids
    the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi
  13. (verb, motion) cause to flow
  14. (verb, stative) be abundantly present

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Flow

  1. O.E. flowan (class VII strong verb; past tense fleow, pp. flowen), from P.Gmc. *flo- (cf. Du. vloeien "to flow," O.N. floa "to deluge," O.H.G. flouwen "to rinse, wash"), probably from PIE *pleu- "flow, float" (cf. Skt. plavate "navigates, swims," plavayati "overflows;" Armenian helum "I pour;" Gk. p… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Flow

fa la, fable, fail, faille, fal la, fall, fall away, falla, fallal, fallow, feeble, feebly, feel, fell, fella, fellah

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