- 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
Related Words for streakingsmear, variegate, spot, daub, band, fleck, stripe, slash, dapple, marble, vein, striate, strake
Examples from the Web for streaking
Contemporary Examples of streaking
The protection will last as long as Winston can still fling the ball 50 yards downfield to a streaking wide receiver.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star
December 22, 2014
Historical Examples of streaking
They answered that challenge from the camp, streaking out from under his hands.Storm Over Warlock
I saw her streaking it up the street as soon as the trolley stopped.Rosemary
All the wood has gone and the winds are streaking the ashes.Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror
He kissed her again and whirled the boat about and sent it streaking for the mainland.Attention Saint Patrick
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
They were running, streaking out of the town with inhuman speed.Strange Alliance
- (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.