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Definition of the noun streak

What does streak mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: streaks

  1. an unbroken series of events
    • example: had a streak of bad luck
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of streak: run
    • more generic word: succession = a group of people or things arranged or following in order
    • more specific terms:
  2. a distinctive characteristic
    • examples: he has a stubborn streak | a streak of wildness
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: characteristic = a distinguishing quality
  3. a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
  4. a sudden flash (as of lightning)
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: flash = a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

Alternative definition of the noun streak


  1. An irregular line left from smearing or motion.
  2. A continuous series of like events.
  3. 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.
  4. A moth of the family Geometridae Chesias legatella (see w:Streak (moth)).
  5. A tendency or characteristic, but not a dominant or pervasive one.

Definition of the verb streak

What does streak mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: streaked | streaking | streaks

  1. move quickly in a straight line
  2. run naked in a public place
    • example: Sam and Sue streak
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: run = move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
  3. mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained

Alternative definition of the verb streak


  1. [intransitive] to have or obtain streaks.
  2. [intransitive, slang] to run naked in public
  3. [transitive] to create streaks
  4. [transitive] To move very swiftly.


Streak is the developer of an eponymous customer relationship management platform for Gmail. Streak was founded by Aleem Mawani and Omar Ismail and is a graduate of the Y Combinator seed accelerator. The company has received $1.9 million in venture capital from investors including Battery Ventures, Crunchfund, Floodgate, Michael Birch, Chris Sacca, and David Tish. Streak is also the developer of SecureGmail, open-source Google Chrome extension that allows users to encrypt Gmail messages.


Who is Streak?

Streak a.k.a. Davin Jacob Carey is an actor.


  1. Streak a.k.a. Bluestreak is the name of several characters in the Transformers franchise. For trademark reasons his name had to be changed to Silverstreak in 2003. Trademark was returned to Hasbro again in 2010.
  2. Streak is a fictional character from the 1952 film The Big Sky.
  3. Streak is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Hot Streak.


"Streak" is a 2008 short drama film directed by Demi Moore.


  1. The streak of a mineral is the color of the powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. Unlike the apparent color of a mineral, which for most minerals can vary considerably, the trail of finely ground powder generally has a more consistent characteristic color, and is thus an important diagnostic tool in mineral identification. If no streak seems to be made, the mineral's streak is said to be white or colorless. Streak is particularly important as a diagnostic for opaque and colored materials. It is less useful for silicate minerals, most of which have a white streak or are too hard to powder easily.
    • also known as 條痕
  2. Streak is a CRM software for google mail, developed by the company by the same name.
    • developer: Streak
  3. Streak: Powdered color of this mineral.
  4. Streak is an alternative to the widely used Scratch by MIT. The modifications were written by Billy Graydon. v0.0 beta was released to the public on Jan 7, 2009. It was, however, pulled off the web soon after a major bug was discovered.

Phrases with Streak

Phrases starting with the word Streak:

  1. Streak Lizard
  2. Streak-Headed Ibon
  3. Streak of Good Luck
  4. Streak-Eared Bulbul
  5. Streak-Headed Munia
  6. Streak-Backed Oriole
  7. Streak-Capped Antwren
  8. Streak-Breasted Bulbul
  9. Streak-Throated Hermit
  10. Streak-Backed Antshrike
  11. Streak-Backed Canastero

Phrases ending with the word Streak:

  1. to streak
  2. lap-streak
  3. losing streak
  4. Mallen Streak
  5. tomato streak
  6. winning streak
  7. Talk a Blue Streak
  8. Creamy Stripe-Streak

Other phrase containing the word Streak:

  1. Brown-Streak Stiliger

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Streak

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Google previewStudy Guide for The New Trading for a Living (2014)

by Alexander Elder

A losing streak is a common experience; ...

Google previewFauna Boreali-Americana; Or, The Zoology of the Northern Parts of British America (2012)

Containing Descriptions of the Objects of Natural History Collected on the Late Northern Land Expeditions Under Command of Captain Sir John Franklin, R.N. by John Richardson, William Kirby, William Swainson

angle, the apex itself is terminated by a band formed by indistinct black crescents; and above the streak is a transverse band formed by two faint lines of dark indistinct crescents including a pale band: secondary wings darker at the apex.

Google previewChildhood Poverty (2011)

Multidisciplinary Approaches by Oxford Department of International Development, Michael Bourdillon, Jo Boyden

Judith Streak is an economist with particular ...

Google previewHow to Think Like a Horse (2011)

The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do by Cherry Hill

The visual streak is a band along the retina that is packed with photoreceptors. This means that the horse can see very clearly in a horizontal band across ...

Google previewDevelopment of the Vertebrate Retina (2013)

by Barbara L. Finlay, Dale R. Sengelaub

The visual streak is a horizontally oriented region of high ganglion cell density found in some species, which allows scanning of the horizon without the need for eye movements as are necessary for scanning with an area centralis (Rowe and ...

Google previewTurmeric (2009)

The Salt of the Orient is the Spice of Life by Dr. Kamala Krishnaswamy

A fatty streak is the initial event, ...

Google previewA System of Mineralogy (1837)

Including an Extended Treatise on Crystallography: with an Appendix, Containing the Application of Mathematics to Crystallographic Investigation, and a Mineralogical Bibliography by James Dwight Dana

Streak. The streak is a highly important character, both from its constancy, since it seldom varies with the color, and also because of the facility with which it may be determined. 3. Hardness. The liability of some minerals to decomposition, ...

Google previewGhost Milk (2012)

Recent Adventures Among the Future Ruins of London on the Eve of the Olympics by Iain Sinclair

Streak is a Dodger figure, quick, funny, neat as a knife. Quilted waistcoat over denim jacket, muffler at the throat in the ...

Google previewThe Cell Surface in Embryogenesis and Carcinogenesis (1989)

Common Mechanisms by Sanders

The primitive streak is a narrow, linear, antero-posterior accumulation of cells that gradually extends across the area pellucida from the posterior margin. It represents the site of inward transit of epiblast cells that, having traversed the streak, ...

Google previewTransport Phenomena (2010)

An Introduction to Advanced Topics by Larry A. Glasgow

show an intriguing comparison between the experimental and computed " streak" patterns (a streak is an anomaly created when a vortex moves fluid of higher velocity toward the wall and vice versa). Hof et al. (2004) have put the ...

Google preview100 Things Orioles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (2015)

by Dan Connolly

's Iron Man streak is that it was a lunch-pail accomplishment—what you're supposed to do in any profession. Showing up is not something that is usually feted. But baseball needed a celebration in 1995.

Google previewAdvancing Banana and Plantain R and D in Asia and the Pacific (2000)

by A.B. Molina, V.N. Roa, International Plant Genetic Resources Institute Staff

Black Leaf Streak is the most important disease in the region and because of this, the FHIA lines are of particular interest. Initial indications show that the FHIA materials are acceptable even though they do not taste like the traditional banana ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Mixed sciences, vol. 4

Streak uncoloured. Tasteless. Hard. 5.5, 10.0.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1858)

Mil - Nav

Iron black or brown ; streak yellowish-brown. B.B. swells and becomes yellow or brown, but is infus- sible ; not soluble in h. acid, partially in con. s. acid. Miask in the Ural. rig. m 358. Mengite.— ¥e, 2r, Ti. Rhombic ; ocP 136° 20. The crystals ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana (1845)

Or Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... Comprising the Twofoldadvantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Streak uncoloured. Hard. 1.5, 5.0. 2.2, 3.3. a. Square or rhombic prisms ; Hard. 4.0 or less; cleavage imperfect, oblique. b. Cube ; Hard.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

by Greg N. Gregoriou

During the lookback period the highest price of underlying asset is Smax, and the price at present is St, then the payoff of this lookback call option is Payoff call S max St Losing Streak • 277 Similarly, for the lookback put option, the payoff ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry, on the Basis of Mr. Nicholson's (1821)

In which the Principles of the Science are Investigated Anew, and Its Applications to the Phenomena of Nature, Medicine, Mineralogy, Agriculture, and Manufactures, Detailed by Andrew Ure

Streak shining. Brittle.

Google previewThe Yankee Encyclopedia (2003)

by Mark Gallagher

18th Game, June 1: Joe's streak was beginning to receive publicity. On this day in Cleveland, Joe singled against Mel Harder, a very important hit because Harder usually gave Joe difficulty. 19th Game, June 2: Joe cracked two hits off Indian ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature by Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith

Transparent to opaque ; lustre adamantine to metallic Indigo-blue, yellow, brown, rarely oolonrless; streak whit* B.B ramiibla. Sol. in hot a. acid.' 0.c : titanio acid, with a little iron and rarely tin. Cornwall and Devonshire, the Alps Danphine, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1904)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

Quite often valuable suggestions as to the character of the mineral, and at times its identity, may be learned by testing its hardness, streak, or cleavage, or by taking its specific gravity, or by observing its crystal form, structure, lustre, color, and ...

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I've been on such a losing streak that if I had been around I would have taken General Custer and given points. (Joe E. Lewis)
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The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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