verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of flow
Synonyms for flow
Related Words for flowedebb, tumble, sweep, stream, glide, leak, flood, splash, percolate, swirl, circulate, swell, discharge, overflow, proceed, rush, spill, pour, cascade, slide
Examples from the Web for flowed
Contemporary Examples of flowed
Five, the tens or arguably hundreds of millions of dollars in dark money that flowed from corporate sources into GOP coffers.The Real Reason Democrats Lost
November 6, 2014
Tile work in the bathrooms, furniture, and artwork on the walls all flowed together and carried his creative touch.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
September 29, 2014
This notion of American opportunity has ebbed and flowed, but generally gained ground well into the 1960s and 1970s.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class
August 10, 2014
The stories and the character arcs just flowed out of our talks with our team.‘The Americans’ Showrunners Dissect the Secrets of Season 2
February 27, 2014
The fate of many anti-poverty programs has ebbed and flowed ever since.Marco Rubio Is Wrong: The War on Poverty Worked
January 6, 2014
Historical Examples of flowed
A stream of water, pure as crystal, flowed along the path, from the summit to the base.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
It flowed out into a large flat, and finally runs into a salt lake.Explorations in Australia
O the words of kindness, all to be expressed in vain, that flowed from her lips!Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
So flowed the "spring" of hope at least, as it was fed by the scene then before me.
It is said that from the head and the feet of Nicholas flowed two fountains of oil which cured every ill.The Dream
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
mid-15c., "action of flowing," from flow (v.). Meaning "amount that flows" is from 1807. Flow chart attested from 1920.
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.
see ebb and flow; go with the flow.