Definition of Streamer

1. Noun. Light that streams. "Streamers of flames"

Group relationships: Aurora
Generic synonyms: Light, Visible Light, Visible Radiation

2. Noun. A newspaper headline that runs across the full page.
Exact synonyms: Banner
Generic synonyms: Headline, Newspaper Headline

3. Noun. A long flag; often tapering.
Exact synonyms: Pennant, Pennon, Waft
Generic synonyms: Flag
Specialized synonyms: Pennoncel, Pennoncelle, Penoncel

4. Noun. Long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising.
Exact synonyms: Banner
Generic synonyms: Flag

Definition of Streamer

1. n. An ensign, flag, or pennant, which floats in the wind; specifically, a long, narrow, ribbonlike flag.

Definition of Streamer

1. Noun. A long, narrow flag, or piece of material used as a decoration. ¹

2. Noun. A newspaper headline that runs across the entire page. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A data storage system, mainly used to produce backups, in which large quantities of data are transferred to a continuously moving tape. ¹

4. Noun. (context: fishing) In fly fishing, a variety of wet fly designed to mimic a minnow. ¹

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Definition of Streamer

1. a long, narrow flag [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Streamer

streaks it
streaky bacon
stream cipher
stream of consciousness
stream orchid
streamer (current term)
streamer fly

Literary usage of Streamer

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

1. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"A flag or streamer hanging from -OUSLY. a mast or other support. ... A flag or streamer (on which the arms of the owner were painted. ..."

2. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, Joseph Nightingale, James Norris Brewer, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris, Edward Wedlake Brayley (1814)
"streamer, Master, and Followers. Clothiers.—streamer, Master, and Follower. ... streamer, Master, and Follower*4 Shepherd and Shepherdess, ..."

3. A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language John Walker by John Walker (1806)
"A little flag or streamer. BANDY, ban'dc. s. To BANDY,ban'Je. va A club turned round at ... A flag, a standard ; a streamer borne at the end ol a lance. ..."

4. The Hudson-Fulton Celebration: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held in the by Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner, Henry Watson Kent, Florence Nightingale Levy (1909)
"-g « PLATE. Marked B. BARNS, PHILAD*, two lines in .^ rectangle, and B. BARNS in streamer above eagle with drooping wings in circle. Diam. 8% inches. ..."

5. Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of Old English by Sir Egerton Brydges (1806)
"... She eyed the main inhere, gaining on the view, Emerging from th' ethereal blue, Midst the dread pomp of war, Blaz'd the Iberian streamer from afar. ..."

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