Streak

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Streak \Streak\, verb (used with an object) [Cf. {Stretch}, {Streek}.] To stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Streak \Streak\, noun [OE. streke; akin to D. streek a line, stroke, G. strich, AS. strica, Sw. strek, Dan. streg, Goth. stricks, and E. strike, stroke. See {Strike}, {Stroke}, noun, and cf. {Strake}.]

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

What mean those colored streaks in heaven? --Milton.

2. (Shipbuilding) A strake.

3. (Min.) The fine powder or mark yielded by a mineral when scratched or rubbed against a harder surface, the color of which is sometimes a distinguishing character.

4. The rung or round of a ladder. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Streak \Streak\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Streaked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Streaking}.]

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

A mule . . . streaked and dappled with white and black. --Sandys.

Now streaked and glowing with the morning red. --Prior.

2. With it as an object: To run swiftly. [Colloq.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

streak

noun

1: an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies" [syn: {streak}, {run}]

2: a distinctive characteristic; "he has a stubborn streak"; "a streak of wildness"

3: a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background; "a green toad with small black stripes or bars"; "may the Stars and Stripes forever wave" [syn: {stripe}, {streak}, {bar}]

4: a sudden flash (as of lightning)

verb

1: move quickly in a straight line; "The plane streaked across the sky"

2: run naked in a public place

3: mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained [syn: {mottle}, {streak}, {blotch}]


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