verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- flour moth,
- flow breccia,
- flow chart,
- flow cleavage,
- flow country,
- flow sheet
Origin of flow
Examples from the Web for flow
Ebb and flow, checks and balances, the center would hold, et cetera.A Veteran’s View: NYC Cold War Between Cops and City Hall|Matt Gallagher|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But before a new tide of tourists can flow from Miami to Havana, Cuba will need to build more runways.
If DNSIB can target these 100 “bad” gun stores, it could reduce the flow of guns into the hands of criminals.
Analyzing the ebb and flow of the race, Howie said Weiland has positive momentum but Rounds is collapsing.South Dakota's Bizarre Four-Way (Senate Election, That Is)|Ben Jacobs|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, there are no cliffhangers, just an expectation from the audience that the blood will flow.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep|Lizzie Crocker|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They flow wideningly around the hard turnings of the house with the grace of a rivulet.The Amateur Garden|George W. Cable
Engines so crude that one could watch the flow of their fuel!The Black Star Passes|John W Campbell
In the median band of both wings the spots do not flow together, but are separate and moderately heavy.The Butterfly Book|William Jacob Holland
He brought a towel back with him and staunched the flow of blood from the leg with a clumsily fashioned bandage.Across the Mesa|Jarvis Hall
In one case the fluid would not flow in, and only distended the veins of the arm injected.
verb (mainly intr)
- a marsh or swamp
- an inlet or basin of the sea
- (capital when part of a name)Scapa Flow
Word Origin for flow
Old English flowan "to flow, stream, issue; become liquid, melt; abound, overflow" (class VII strong verb; past tense fleow, past participle flowen), from Proto-Germanic *flo- (cf. Middle Dutch vloyen, Dutch vloeien "to flow," Old Norse floa "to deluge," Old High German flouwen "to rinse, wash"), probably from PIE *pleu- "flow, float" (see pluvial). The weak form predominated from 14c., but strong past participle flown is occasionally attested through 18c. Related: Flowed; flowing.
mid-15c., "action of flowing," from flow (v.). Meaning "amount that flows" is from 1807. Flow chart attested from 1920.
see ebb and flow; go with the flow.