floe vs flow :


  • n  a flat mass of ice (smaller than an ice field) floating at sea

  • n  the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
  • n  the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
  • n  the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
  • n  any uninterrupted stream or discharge
  • n  something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously
    the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors
  • n  dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
    the flow of thought
  • n  the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
    the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle
  • v  move or progress freely as if in a stream
    The crowd flowed out of the stadium
  • v  move along, of liquids
    Water flowed into the cave
  • v  cause to flow
    The artist flowed the washes on the paper
  • v  be abundantly present
    The champagne flowed at the wedding
  • v  fall or flow in a certain way
    Her long black hair flowed down her back
  • v  cover or swamp with water
  • v  undergo menstruation
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