1. v. i. To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.
2. v. i. To become liquid; to melt.
3. v. i. To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.
4. v. i. To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.
5. v. i. To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.
6. v. i. To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.
7. v. i. To rise, as the tide; -- opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.
8. v. i. To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.
9. v. t. To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
10. v. t. To cover with varnish.
11. n. A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood.
12. n. A continuous movement of something abundant; as, a flow of words.
13. n. Any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream.
14. n. The tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. See Ebb and flow, under Ebb.
15. n. A low-lying piece of watery land; -- called also flow moss and flow bog
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The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath.
He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.