• WordNet 3.6
    • n streamer long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising
    • n streamer a long flag; often tapering
    • n streamer a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
    • n streamer light that streams "streamers of flames"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Streamer (Journalism) a banner.
    • Streamer (Mining) A searcher for stream tin.
    • Streamer A stream or column of light shooting upward from the horizon, constituting one of the forms of the aurora borealis. "While overhead the North's dumb streamers shoot."
    • Streamer An ensign, flag, or pennant, which floats in the wind; specifically, a long, narrow, ribbonlike flag. "Brave Rupert from afar appears,
      Whose waving streamers the glad general knows."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n streamer That which streams out, or hangs or floats at full length: applied to anything long and narrow, as a ribbon.
    • n streamer A long narrow flag; a pennon extended or flowing in the wind: same as pennant, 1 .
    • n streamer A stream or column of light shooting upward or outward, as in some forms of the aurora borealis.
    • n streamer A long flowing strip of ribbon, or feather, or something similar, used in decoration, especially in dress.
    • n streamer A long-exserted feather which streams away from the rest of the plumage of some birds; a pennant or standard. See cuts under Semioptera and standard-bearer.
    • n streamer In mining, a person who washes for stream-tin. See streaming.
    • n streamer The geometrid moth Anticlea derivata: an English collectors' name.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Streamer an ensign or flag streaming or flowing in the wind: a luminous beam shooting upward from the horizon
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. streám; Ger. straum, Ice. straumr.


In literature:

A circle of burning mist shot forth long streamers of light from the North, and a similar phenomena occurred in the South.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
The light wind caught the last streamers of dust and carried them away over the trees.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Look at the streamers!
"Tam O' The Scoots" by Edgar Wallace
Along Fleet Street and the Strand they took the form of an actual canopy of banners, standards, streamers and strings of flowers.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
Now, the narrow bay by the island was glittering with gallant streamers.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
The stars and the planets became streamers of light.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
In it were tied bright streamers of crimson ribbon.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
Once, when I inserted a long streamer of delicate water-weed, it remained upright, like some strange tree of carboniferous memory.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
A word applied in ancient vessels both to the ornament on the prow and to the streamer or ensign on the stern.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I know a little song that we all used to sing as we took hold of the bright streamers.
"A Little Maid of Province Town" by Alice Turner Curtis

In poetry:

The day is won--peace to the brave!
But whilst the joyous streamers wave,
We'll think upon the victor's grave!
Peace to the brave!
"Dirge OF Nelson" by William Lisle Bowles
The towers flung out their brightest banners,
The ships their streamers gay,
And every one, from lord to peasant,
Made joyful holiday.
"The Sleeping Princess" by Clara Doty Bates
Blasted trees and willow streamers,
'Midst the terror round them spread,
Seem like awe-bound, silent dreamers
In this garden of the dead.
"The Cemetery Nightingale" by Morris Rosenfeld
Ring out the joy-bells far and wide,
Bid festal guns salute the Bride,
Fling out the streamers far and free,
Fair Stranger, hail!—all joy to thee
Within thy northern home.
"Epithalamium" by Janet Hamilton
With a cross of gold, as on they passed, The crimson streamers flew;
The shields hung glittering round the mast,
And on the waves a radiance cast,
Whilst all the trumpets blew.
"The Harp Of Hoel" by William Lisle Bowles
Thus came Olaf to his own,
When upon the night-wind blown
Passed that cry along the shore;
And he answered, while the rifted
Streamers o'er him shook and shifted,
"I accept thy challenge, Thor!"
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf II. -- The King's Return" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Google's response to Apple TV and a slew of media streamers is a Magic 8 Ball-sized sphere that you can control only with an Android device.
Lake Trout caught on a double bunny streamer as it.
30 Inch Brown that smashed a Streamer .
Bang & Olufsen Debuts Stylish Playmaker Music Streamer.
For a limited time, Logitech is slashing $500 off the price of its high-end music streamer.
DVEO is now shipping their new continuous streamer and VOD (video-on-demand) media server.
0Fuel Streamers Group of Texas was selected as a buyer for the plant but backed out last month.
I did a mental survey of my house and came up with 12, including iPods, tablets, media streamers, etc.
4 Media Streamers Tested and Rated.
Sony NSZ-GS7 Media Streamer with Google TV.
It's no secret that I'm a fan of garland — bunting, flags, streamers, you name it.
Spotify investor sees music streamer listed in coming years.
Internet radio streamer Pandora seems poised to start extending its reach with the zeal of Netflix, starting with Samsung Blu-ray players.
I used to be a blissfully happy trout angler living a normal life in southwest Montana, catching dozens of fish a day on tiny dries or great big streamers.
A beautiful, powerful media streamer that could be great--and isn't.

In science:

UVCS measurements have also been used to derive the wind outflow speeds in streamers.
Coronal Heating versus Solar Wind Acceleration
MACRO detected upgoing νµ ’s via CC interactions νµ → µ; upgoing muons were identified with streamer tubes (for tracking) and scintillators (for time-of-flight measurements), points and rectangles in Fig. 1a .
Atmospheric neutrino and Long Baseline neutrino experiments
This indicates that ultra-thin streamers are unlikely to exist.
The theory of gyrokinetic turbulence: A multiple-scales approach
Avanzini et al, High Precision Limited Streamer Drift Tubes, Nucl.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
In a comparison between global MHD and PFSS solutions, Riley [2006] found that the magnetic field in the MHD solution was more inflated and opened, with a realistic “cusp-like” morphology of coronal streamers not present in the PFSS solution.
A Non-potential Model for the Sun's Open Magnetic Flux