"flows" in the noun sense
1. flow, flowing
the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
2. flow, flow rate, rate of flow
the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
3. flow, stream
the act of flowing or streaming continuous progression
any uninterrupted stream or discharge
5. stream, flow
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"
6. stream, flow, current
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"
7. menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flow
the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
"the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"
"a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"
"flows" in the verb sense
1. flow, flux
move or progress freely as if in a stream
"The crowd flowed out of the stadium"
2. run, flow, feed, course
move along, of liquids
"Water flowed into the cave"
"the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
cause to flow
"The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
be abundantly present
"The champagne flowed at the wedding"
5. hang, fall, flow
fall or flow in a certain way
"This dress hangs well"
"Her long black hair flowed down her back"
cover or swamp with water
7. menstruate, flow
"She started menstruating at the age of 11"
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