|1.||(of liquids) to move or be conveyed as in a stream|
|2.||(of blood) to circulate around the body|
|3.||to move or progress freely as if in a stream: the crowd flowed into the building|
|4.||to proceed or be produced continuously and effortlessly: ideas flowed from her pen|
|5.||to show or be marked by smooth or easy movement|
|6.||to hang freely or loosely: her hair flowed down her back|
|7.||to be present in abundance: wine flows at their parties|
|8.||an informal word for menstruate|
|9.||Compare ebb (of tide water) to advance or rise|
|10.||(tr) to cover or swamp with liquid; flood|
|11.||(of rocks such as slate) to yield to pressure without breaking so that the structure and arrangement of the constituent minerals are altered|
|12.||the act, rate, or manner of flowing: a fast flow|
|13.||a continuous stream or discharge|
|15.||the advancing of the tide|
|16.||a stream of molten or solidified lava|
|17.||the amount of liquid that flows in a given time|
|18.||an informal word for menstruation|
|a. a marsh or swamp|
|b. an inlet or basin of the sea|
|c. (capital when part of a name): Scapa Flow|
|20.||flow of spirits natural happiness|
|[Old English flōwan; related to Old Norse flōa, Middle Low German vlōien, Greek plein to float, Sanskrit plavate he swims]|
v. flowed, flow·ing, flows
To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity.
To circulate, as the blood in the body.
The smooth motion characteristic of fluids.
The volume of fluid or gas passing a given point per unit of time.