from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. resembling a stream; streamlike
  • adj. full of streams

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Abounding with streams, or with running water; streamful.
  • adj. Resembling a stream; issuing in a stream.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Abounding in streams.
  • Full of or emitting streaming rays of light.
  • Having the form of a beam or stream of light.


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  • But the cocktail has its literary champions, who have risen to the challenge of its cracking ice and its high alcohol content, which renders streams of consciousness that much more streamy and associative.

    Lev Grossman's Favorite Cocktails In Literature

  • _He tried to howl, but between the lipless hole the brain, grey and streamy red, came and clogged his cry.

    V. Ranzetta & Graeme De Timms (a Luan Ranzetta coda)

  • The progress of the car down Elm Street, the movement of the film through the camera body, some sharable darkness—this was a death that seemed to rise from the streamy debris of the deep mind, it came from some night of the mind, there was some trick of film emulsion that showed the ghost of consciousness.


  • Coleridge complained that the Lockean system of replayed associations turned the world into a phantasmagoria, in which sense data floated free from objects, and images from substance; a streamy associative flow of pleasurable images, as Coleridge elsewhere puts it (1957: 1770).

    Introduction: Gothic Romance as Visual Technology

  • When he was done, his round face smooth and streamy and his eyes stinging from soapy water, he reached for a towel.


  • They wanted lots of huge snuggly cuddles like I used to give them, but now I get sneezy and streamy after a while which is sad.

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • In the Christian tradition deriving from Augustine, the inevitable result of habitually indulging such resistances is sin, and Coleridge was morbidly sensitive to the sinful tendencies of the "streamy nature of the associating Faculty" in his own imaginative life when it was left to itself, as in dreams and reveries (Coburn, Notebooks, 1.1833).

    Re-collecting Spontaneous Overflows

  • Daphne and Lady Jane were to fish the Calm Pool, a good holding pool, and were told that the streamy water at the top was best.

    Death of a Gossip

  • So the salmon advanced, yard by yard, up to the more streamy cast of the Craig.

    Lines in Pleasant Places Being the Aftermath of an Old Angler

  • With every haunted mountain and streamy vale below;

    The Fairy Thorn


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