Definition of Streak

1. Noun. An unbroken series of events. "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"

Exact synonyms: Run
Generic synonyms: Succession
Specialized synonyms: Losing Streak, Winning Streak

2. Verb. Move quickly in a straight line. "The plane streaked across the sky"
Generic synonyms: Move

3. Noun. A distinctive characteristic. "A streak of wildness"
Generic synonyms: Characteristic

4. Verb. Run naked in a public place. "Sam and Sue streak"
Generic synonyms: Run
Derivative terms: Streaker

5. Noun. A narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background. ; "May the Stars and Stripes forever wave"
Exact synonyms: Bar, Stripe
Generic synonyms: Marking
Specialized synonyms: Band, Banding, Stria, Striation
Derivative terms: Streaky, Stripe, Stripy

6. Verb. Mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained.
Exact synonyms: Blotch, Mottle
Generic synonyms: Color, Color In, Colorise, Colorize, Colour, Colour In, Colourise, Colourize
Derivative terms: Blotch, Mottling

7. Noun. A sudden flash (as of lightning).
Generic synonyms: Flash

Definition of Streak

1. v. t. To stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body.

2. n. A line or long mark of a different color from the ground; a stripe; a vein.

3. v. t. To form streaks or stripes in or on; to stripe; to variegate with lines of a different color, or of different colors.

Definition of Streak

1. Noun. An irregular line left from smearing or motion. ¹

2. Noun. A continuous series of like events. ¹

3. Noun. The color of the powder of a mineral. So called, because a simple field test for a mineral is to streak it against unglazed white porcelain. ¹

4. Noun. A moth of the family Geometridae ''Chesias legatella'' (see w:Streak (moth)). ¹

5. Noun. A tendency or characteristic, but not a dominant or pervasive one. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) to have or obtain streaks. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive slang) to run naked in public ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) to create streaks ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To move very swiftly. ¹

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Definition of Streak

1. to cover with streaks (long, narrow marks) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Streak

streak (current term)
streak-backed antshrike
streak-backed antshrikes
streak it
streak of good luck
streaked it

Literary usage of Streak

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Early Embryology of the Chick by Bradley Merrill Patten (1920)
"The importance of the primitive streak embryologically, is due chiefly to the way it is ... The mesoderm also arises at the primitive streak region. ..."

2. The Development of the Chick: An Introduction to Embryology by Frank Rattray Lillie (1908)
"The discussion of the significance of the primitive streak involves two parts: (1) its ... The fundamental relations of the primitive streak must define its ..."

3. The Nineteenth Century (1881)
"THE 'SILVER streak: THE ' silver streak of sea' is a phrase that has grown familiar to us, and often repeated by our statesmen it soothes the public ear. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1873)
"The narrow streak forming the SE bifurcation in the neighbourhood of the NW arm of the ... The NW bifurcation in the same-locality, a narrow streak. ..."

5. Introduction to the Study of Minerals: A Combined Textbook and Pocket Manual by Austin Flint Rogers (1912)
"streak ' The streak of a mineral refers to the color of its powder. It may. be determined by rubbing a corner of the mineral on a piece of unglazed ..."

6. A Treatise on Mineralogy by Charles Upham Shepard (1857)
"The streak.—If we scratch a mineral with a sharp instrument, either a powder will be produced, ... Both these phenomena are included under the term streak. ..."

7. Bulletin by Kentucky Geological Survey (1907)
"Luster, streak.—Its luster is vitreous, usually glimmering \n massive varieties; sometimes splendent. Compact or powdery earthy varieties are dull. ..."

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