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  1. something that streams: streamers of flame.
  2. a long, narrow flag or pennant.
  3. a long, flowing ribbon, feather, or the like used for ornament, as in dress.
  4. any long, narrow piece or thing, as a spray of a plant or a strip of cloud.
  5. a stream of light, especially one appearing in some forms of the aurora borealis.
  6. Electricity. an electric discharge in a narrow stream from a point of high potential on a charged body.
  7. Astronomy. a long extension of the solar corona, several solar radii long.
  8. Journalism. banner(def 7).
  9. a parachute that comes out of its packing in a long stream but does not expand.

Origin of streamer

First recorded in 1250–1300, streamer is from the Middle English word stremer. See stream, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for streamer

flag, pennant, banner, pennon, ensign, standard, pendant, banderole

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British Dictionary definitions for streamer


  1. a long narrow flag or part of a flag
  2. a long narrow coiled ribbon of coloured paper that becomes unrolled when tossed
  3. a stream of light, esp one appearing in some forms of the aurora
  4. journalism a large heavy headline printed across the width of a page of a newspaper
  5. computing another word for tape streamer
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Word Origin and History for streamer

"flag that streams in the air," late 13c., agent noun from stream (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper