streamer

[ stree-mer ]
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noun
  1. something that streams: streamers of flame.

  2. a long, narrow flag or pennant.

  1. a long, flowing ribbon, feather, or the like used for ornament, as in dress.

  2. any long, narrow piece or thing, as a spray of a plant or a strip of cloud.

  3. a stream of light, especially one appearing in some forms of the aurora borealis.

  4. Electricity. an electric discharge in a narrow stream from a point of high potential on a charged body.

  5. Astronomy. a long extension of the solar corona, several solar radii long.

  6. Journalism. banner (def. 7).

  7. a parachute that comes out of its packing in a long stream but does not expand.

  8. Digital Technology.

    • a person who accesses and consumes streaming media, as television shows, movies, or music albums, over the internet.

    • a person who publishes or transmits livestreaming media, with commentary or other additional content, on the internet.

Origin of streamer

1
First recorded in 1250–1300, streamer is from the Middle English word stremer.See stream, -er1

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How to use streamer in a sentence

  • Digby was distinguished as leader by having a red and white ribbon added to the blue streamer at the end of his pole.

    Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
  • Every rag of bunting, from the tiny streamer of the fishing-boat to the great flag of ships of war, droops against the mast.

    Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
  • The Germans formerly fastened a streamer to a lance, which the duke carried in front of the army.

  • Hendricks stood watching a long time, until even the streamer had dissipated.

    Second Variety | Philip Kindred Dick
  • The wind did blow—the cloak did fly, like streamer long and gay; Till, loop and button failing both, at last it flew away.

British Dictionary definitions for streamer

streamer

/ (ˈstriːmə) /


noun
  1. a long narrow flag or part of a flag

  2. a long narrow coiled ribbon of coloured paper that becomes unrolled when tossed

  1. a stream of light, esp one appearing in some forms of the aurora

  2. journalism a large heavy headline printed across the width of a page of a newspaper

  3. computing another word for tape streamer

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