Meaning of FLOW in English

FLOW

I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English flōwan; akin to Old High German flouwen to rinse, wash, Latin pluere to rain, Greek plein to sail, float Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to issue or move in a stream, circulate , to move with a continual change of place among the constituent particles , rise , abound , 4. to proceed smoothly and readily , to have a smooth continuity, to hang loose and billowing , to derive from a source ; come , to deform under stress without cracking or rupturing, menstruate , transitive verb to cause to ~, to discharge in a ~, see: spring ~ingly adverb II. noun Date: 15th century an act of ~ing, 2. flood 1a, flood 2 , 3. a smooth uninterrupted movement or progress , stream , the direction of movement or development , the quantity that ~s in a certain time , menstruation , 6. the motion characteristic of fluids, a continuous transfer of energy

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