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  Dictionary Definition of flow

verb (i)
1. to move along in a stream, as a liquid; circulate, as the blood.
2. to stream or well forth; issue or proceed from a source; discharge a stream, as of blood.
3. to come or go as in a stream, as persons or things.
4. to proceed continuously and smoothly, like a stream, as thought, speech, or verse.
5. to fall or hang loosely at full length, as hair.
6. to overflow or abound with something: a land flowing with milk and honey.
7. to rise and advance, as the tide (opposed to ebb ).
-- verb (t)
8. to cause or permit to flow.
9. to cover with water or other liquid; flood.
-- noun
10. the act of flowing.
11. movement in or as in a stream; any continuous movement, as of thought, speech, trade, etc., like that of a stream of water.
12. the rate of flowing.
13. the volume of fluid that flows through a passage of any given section in a unit of time.
14. that which flows; a stream.
15. an outpouring or discharge of something, as in a stream: a flow of blood.
16. an overflowing.
17. the rise of the tide; flood (opposed to ebb ).
18. Scottish an inlet of the sea.
19. Scottish a flat, marshy tract of land.
[ME flowen, OE flowan, c. LG flojen, Icel. floa ]