Flow
Flow Flow (fl[=o]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flowed} (fl[=o]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flowing}.] [AS. fl[=o]wan; akin to D. vloeijen, OHG. flawen to wash, Icel. fl[=o]a to deluge, Gr. plw`ein to float, sail, and prob. ultimately to E. float, fleet. [root]80. Cf. {Flood}.] 1. To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes. [1913 Webster]

2. To become liquid; to melt. [1913 Webster]

The mountains flowed down at thy presence. --Is. lxiv. 3. [1913 Webster]

3. To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy. [1913 Webster]

Those thousand decencies that daily flow From all her words and actions. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily. [1913 Webster]

Virgil is sweet and flowingin his hexameters. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious. [1913 Webster]

In that day . . . the hills shall flow with milk. --Joel iii. 18. [1913 Webster]

The exhilaration of a night that needed not the influence of the flowing bowl. --Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster]

6. To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks. [1913 Webster]

The imperial purple flowing in his train. --A. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

7. To rise, as the tide; -- opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours. [1913 Webster]

The river hath thrice flowed, no ebb between. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

8. To discharge blood in excess from the uterus. [1913 Webster]


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