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The word flow has many shades of meaning but most involve the steady movement of something. Water can flow in a river, electricity can flow through a wire, and talk might also flow as you sit and chat with friends.

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imp. sing. of Fly, v. i.

Noun
the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

Noun
the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

Noun
dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history"

Noun
any uninterrupted stream or discharge

Noun
the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to

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Noun
something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; "a stream of people emptied from the terminal"; "the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"

Noun
the amount of fluid that flows in a given time

Verb
undergo menstruation; "She started menstruating at the age of 11"

Verb
cover or swamp with water

Verb
fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"

Verb
move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium"

Verb
move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

Verb
cause to flow; "The artist flowed the washes on the paper"

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be abundantly present; "The champagne flowed at the wedding"



imp. sing. of Fly, v. i.

v. i.
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.

v. i.
To become liquid; to melt.

v. i.
To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.

v. i.
To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.

v. i.
To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.

v. i.
To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.

v. i.
To rise, as the tide; -- opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.

v. i.
To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.

v. t.
To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.

v. t.
To cover with varnish.

n.
A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood.

n.
A continuous movement of something abundant; as, a flow of words.

n.
Any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream.

n.
The tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. See Ebb and flow, under Ebb.

n.
A low-lying piece of watery land; -- called also flow moss and flow bog.


Flow

Flow , obs. imp. sing. of Fly, v. i. Chaucer.

Flow

Flow , v. i. [imp. & p. p. FFlowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flowing.] [AS. fl'd3wan; akin to D. vloeijen, OHG. flawen to wash, Icel. fl'd3a to deluge, Gr. to float, sail, and prob. ultimately to E. float, fleet. 'fb80. Cf. Flood.] 1. 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. 2. To become liquid; to melt.
The mountains flowed down at thy presence.
3. To pproceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.
Those thousand decencies that daily flow From all her words and actions.
4. To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.
Virgil is sweet and flowingin his hexameters.
5. To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.
In that day . . . the hills shall flow with milk.
The exhilaration of a night that needed not the influence of the flowing bowl.
6. To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.
The imperial purple flowing in his train.
7. To rise, as the tide; -- opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.
The river hath thrice flowed, no ebb between.
8. To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.

Flow

Flow, v. t. 1. To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood. 2. To cover with varnish.

Flow

Flow, n. 1. A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood. 2. A continuous movement of something abundant; as, a flow of words. 3. Any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream.
The feast of reason and the flow of soul.
4. The tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. See Ebb and flow, under Ebb. 5. A low-lying piece of watery land; -- called also flow moss and flow bog. [Scot.] Jamieson.

imp. sing. of Fly, v. i.

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.

To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.

A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood.

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Usage Examples

I believe that the majority of times the scale tilts toward the good. It's this amazing thing that rolls on and if we get in the flow of it, that's God. And if we fight it, if we swim the other way, we're swimming away from the purest expression of this life.

Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going, focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually it passes and the flow returns. It's part of racing.

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.

Memory is funny. Once you hit a vein the problem is not how to remember but how to control the flow.

It all comes down to interest rates. As an investor, all you're doing is putting up a lump-sump payment for a future cash flow.

I was for civil unions and believed strongly that the flow of benefits and protections that would be provided in a civil union for same-sex couples, the decisions that have to be made, when health hardships are faced, when economic hardships are faced, I wanted all of those protections. I never strayed from them.

I know it may seem surprising to people, but learning dialog that has a conversational flow to it is not that difficult.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions.

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

For true love is inexhaustible the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.

I don't write poems and put them to music. Just let things flow.

As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people's struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.

Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment.

At a minimum the majority of search dollars will flow to a social media model because people care most about what their peers think and the technology is there for that information to be quickly shared on products and services.

Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks.

It felt very natural to me to write a Christmas song, but at the same time I had to really put all sorts of pressure aside and just let the creativity flow and see what came out.

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