- a spell or run: a streak of good luck.
- an uninterrupted series: The team had a losing streak of ten games.
- an elongated, narrow, superficial lesion on stems or leaf veins, becoming brown and necrotic.
- any disease characterized by such lesions.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of streak
Synonyms for streak
Examples from the Web for streaker
Contemporary Examples of streaker
So the last thing the brand needed was a streaker at its menswear fashion show, which was staged in Milan over the weekend.
Streaker Walks Dolce and Gabbana Runway: Dolce & Gabbana has been through a lot lately.
Historical Examples of streaker
Streaker, the housemaid, too, had an attribute of a most discomfiting nature.
Streaker, the housemaid, feigned p. 128cheerfulness, but was the greater martyr.
- (of lightning) a sudden flash
- (as modifier)streak lightning
Word Origin for streak
Old English strica "line of motion, stroke of a pen" (related to strican "pass over lightly," see strike), from Proto-Germanic *strikon (cf. Middle Low German streke "stroke, line," Old High German, German strich, Gothic striks "stroke, line"), from PIE root *streig- (see strigil). Sense of "long, thin mark" is first found 1567. Meaning "a temporary run (of luck)" is from 1843.
see like greased lightning (a blue streak); talk someone's arm off (a blue streak); winning streak.