imp. ·sg of fly, ·vi.
2. flow ·vt to cover with varnish.
3. flow ·vi to discharge blood in excess from the uterus.
4. flow ·vi to become liquid; to melt.
5. flow ·vi to hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.
6. flow ·noun a continuous movement of something abundant; as, a flow of words.
7. flow ·noun a low-lying piece of watery land;
called also flow moss and flow bog.
8. flow ·noun a stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood.
9. flow ·vi to rise, as the tide;
opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.
10. flow ·vi to proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.
11. flow ·noun the tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. ·see ebb and flow, under ebb.
12. flow ·vi to have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.
13. flow ·vt to cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
14. flow ·noun any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream.
15. flow ·vi to glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.
xvi. flow ·vi to move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.