Meaning of FLOW in English



Function: noun

Date: 15th century

1 : an act of flowing

2 a : FLOOD 1A b : FLOOD 2 <the tide's ebb and flow >

3 a : a smooth uninterrupted movement or progress <a flow of information> b : STREAM also : a mass of material which has flowed when molten <an old lava flow > c : the direction of movement or development <go with the flow >

4 : the quantity that flows in a certain time <a gauge that measures fuel flow >


6 a : the motion characteristic of fluids b : a continuous transfer of energy

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.