Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of that which flows; a flux.
- n. Rising, as of a river; overflowing; flood.
- Moving, as a fluid; running; gliding.
- Fluent; smooth, as style; smoothly undulating, as a line; evenly continuous.
- Continuous; varying continuously.
- v. present participle of flow.
- n. The action of the verb to flow
- adj. Tending to flow.
- adj. Moving, proceeding or shaped smoothly, gracefully, or continuously.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. That flows or for flowing (in various sense of the verb); gliding along smoothly; copious.
- a. & n. from flow, v. i. & t.
- n. the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
- adj. designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow
“Labour, for instance, is a title flowing from the natural law, as also is occupancy, and in certain circumstances, prescription.”
“BEAUBIEN: They constantly are asking that the U.S. does more to stop the flow of money, because it's cash, for the most part, that's flowing from the U.S. in, in terms of the revenues - billions of dollars a year, we're talking about - and in terms of the weapons.”
“Irony of ironies is that China is flat-out worried about the excess liquidity flowing from the rest of the world, driving up inflation and threatening bubbles.”
“Likewise, the idea that our military budget is mainly spent to keep oil flowing from the Persian Gulf is an illusion.”
“There are, of course, good reasons why money is flowing from the developed world into the developing one.”
“The investigators also said the administration gave too much credence to initial estimates that just 1,000 barrels of oil a day were flowing from the ruptured BP well.”
“The dividends, scholarships and charitable contributions flowing from the federal contracts averaged a little more than $615 a year for shareholders of 19 top ANCs between 2000 and 2008, according to congressional data.”
“As time went on, some of these systems also began to record conflicting information due to automatic data feeds flowing from the derivative systems.”
“She died in 1764, some fifteen years before the deluge of the French Revolution and nineteen years before the Reign of Terror, with its deluge of blood — both royal and otherwise — flowing from the guillotine.”
“Well maybe a smaller river of money flowing from the Insurance industry to their favorite Senators.”
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