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Stream vs. River

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The main difference between Stream and River is that the body of water with a current, confined within a bed and stream banks, bigger than a ditch but smaller than a river and River is a natural watercourse.

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  • Stream (noun)

    A small river; a large creek; a body of moving water confined by banks.

  • Stream (noun)

    A thin connected passing of a liquid through a lighter gas (e.g. air).

    "He poured the milk in a thin stream from the jug to the glass."

  • Stream (noun)

    Any steady flow or succession of material, such as water, air, radio signal or words.

    "Her constant nagging was to him a stream of abuse."

  • Stream (noun)

    All moving waters.

  • Stream (noun)

    A source or repository of data that can be read or written only sequentially.

  • Stream (noun)

    A particular path, channel, division, or way of proceeding.

    "Haredi Judaism is a stream of Orthodox Judaism characterized by rejection of modern secular culture."

  • Stream (noun)

    A division of a school year by perceived ability.

    "All of the bright kids went into the A stream, but I was in the B stream."

  • Stream (verb)

    To flow in a continuous or steady manner, like a liquid.

  • Stream (verb)

    To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind.

    "A flag streams in the wind."

  • Stream (verb)

    To push continuous data (e.g. music) from a server to a client computer while it is being used (played) on the client.

  • River (noun)

    A large and often winding stream which drains a land mass, carrying water down from higher areas to a lower point, ending at an ocean or in an inland sea.

    "Occasionally rivers overflow their banks and cause floods."

  • River (noun)

    Any large flow of a liquid in a single body.

    "a river of blood"

  • River (noun)

    The last card dealt in a hand.

  • River (noun)

    A visually undesirable effect of white space running down a page, caused by spaces between words on consecutive lines happening to coincide.

  • River (noun)

    One who rives or splits.

  • River (verb)

    To improve one’s hand to beat another player on the final card in a poker game.

    "Johnny rivered me by drawing that ace of spades."

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  • Stream (noun)

    a small, narrow river

    "a perfect trout stream"

  • Stream (noun)

    a continuous flow of liquid, air, or gas

    "Frank blew out a stream of smoke"

    "the blood gushed out in scarlet streams"

  • Stream (noun)

    a mass of people or things moving continuously in the same direction

    "there is a steady stream of visitors"

  • Stream (noun)

    a large number of things that happen or come one after the other

    "a woman screamed a stream of abuse"

  • Stream (noun)

    a continuous flow of data or instructions, typically one having a constant or predictable rate.

  • Stream (noun)

    a continuous flow of video and audio material transmitted or received over the Internet.

  • Stream (noun)

    a group in which schoolchildren of the same age and ability are taught.

    "children in the top streams"

  • Stream (verb)

    (of liquid, air, gas, etc.) run or flow in a continuous current in a specified direction

    "she sat with tears streaming down her face"

    "sunlight streamed through the windows"

  • Stream (verb)

    (of a mass of people or things) move in a continuous flow in a specified direction

    "he was watching the taxis streaming past"

  • Stream (verb)

    run with tears, sweat, or other liquid

    "I woke up in the night, streaming with sweat"

    "his mouth was streaming blood"

    "my eyes were streaming"

  • Stream (verb)

    (of hair, clothing, etc.) float or wave at full extent in the wind

    "her black cloak streamed behind her"

  • Stream (verb)

    transmit or receive (data, especially video and audio material) over the Internet as a steady, continuous flow.

  • Stream (verb)

    put (schoolchildren) in groups of the same age and ability to be taught together.

    "in the coming school year, we were to be streamed"

  • River (noun)

    a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another river

    "the Mekong River"

    "river pollution"

    "the River Danube"

  • River (noun)

    a large quantity of a flowing substance

    "great rivers of molten lava"

  • River (noun)

    used in names of animals and plants living in or associated with rivers, e.g. river dolphin.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Stream (noun)

    A current of water or other fluid; a liquid flowing continuously in a line or course, either on the earth, as a river, brook, etc., or from a vessel, reservoir, or fountain; specifically, any course of running water; as, many streams are blended in the Mississippi; gas and steam came from the earth in streams; a stream of molten lead from a furnace; a stream of lava from a volcano.

  • Stream (noun)

    A beam or ray of light.

  • Stream (noun)

    Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand.

  • Stream (noun)

    A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather.

  • Stream (noun)

    Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners.

  • Stream (verb)

    To issue or flow in a stream; to flow freely or in a current, as a fluid or whatever is likened to fluids; as, tears streamed from her eyes.

  • Stream (verb)

    To pour out, or emit, a stream or streams.

  • Stream (verb)

    To issue in a stream of light; to radiate.

  • Stream (verb)

    To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind.

  • Stream

    To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears.

  • Stream

    To mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts.

  • Stream

    To unfurl.

  • River (noun)

    One who rives or splits.

  • River (noun)

    A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel and emptying into the ocean, a sea, a lake, or another stream; a stream larger than a rivulet or brook.

  • River (noun)

    Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers of blood; rivers of oil.

  • River (verb)

    To hawk by the side of a river; to fly hawks at river fowl.

Webster Dictionary
  • Stream (noun)

    a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth

  • Stream (noun)

    dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas;

    "two streams of development run through American history"

    "stream of consciousness"

    "the flow of thought"

    "the current of history"

  • Stream (noun)

    a steady flow (usually from natural causes);

    "the raft floated downstream on the current"

    "he felt a stream of air"

  • Stream (noun)

    the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

  • Stream (noun)

    something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously;

    "a stream of people emptied from the terminal"

    "the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"

  • Stream (verb)

    to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind;

    "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"

  • Stream (verb)

    exude profusely;

    "She was streaming with sweat"

    "His nose streamed blood"

  • Stream (verb)

    move in large numbers;

    "people were pouring out of the theater"

    "beggars pullulated in the plaza"

  • Stream (verb)

    rain heavily;

    "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"

  • Stream (verb)

    flow freely and abundantly;

    "Tears streamed down her face"

  • River (noun)

    a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek);

    "the river was navigable for 50 miles"

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