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STREAK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does streak mean? 

STREAK (noun)
  The noun STREAK has 4 senses:

1. an unbroken series of events
2. a distinctive characteristic
3. a marking of a different color or texture from the background
4. a sudden flash (as of lightning)

  Familiarity information: STREAK used as a noun is uncommon.


STREAK (verb)
  The verb STREAK has 3 senses:

1. move quickly in a straight line
2. run naked in a public place
3. mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained

  Familiarity information: STREAK used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STREAK (noun)


Sense 1streak [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unbroken series of events

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

streak; run

Context examples:

had a streak of bad luck / Nicklaus had a run of birdies

Hypernyms ("streak" is a kind of...):

succession (a group of people or things arranged or following in order)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "streak"):

losing streak (a streak of losses)

winning streak (a streak of wins)


Sense 2streak [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A distinctive characteristic

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

he has a stubborn streak / a streak of wildness

Hypernyms ("streak" is a kind of...):

characteristic (a distinguishing quality)


Sense 3streak [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A marking of a different color or texture from the background

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

streak; stripe

Hypernyms ("streak" is a kind of...):

marking (a pattern of marks)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "streak"):

band; banding; stria; striation (a stripe or stripes of contrasting color)


Sense 4streak [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden flash (as of lightning)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("streak" is a kind of...):

flash (a sudden intense burst of radiant energy)


STREAK (verb)


Sense 1streak [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move quickly in a straight line

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The plane streaked across the sky

Hypernyms (to "streak" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2streak [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Run naked in a public place

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "streak" is one way to...):

run (move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue streak


Sense 3streak [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

blotch; mottle; streak

Hypernyms (to "streak" is one way to...):

color; color in; colorise; colorize; colour; colour in; colourise; colourize (add color to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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