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Streak Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    streak n
  1. an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies" [syn: run]
  2. a distinctive characteristic; "he has a stubborn streak"; "a streak of wildness"
  3. a marking of a different color or texture from the background [syn: stripe]
  4. a sudden flash (as of lightning) v
  5. move quickly in a straight line; "The plane streaked across the sky"
  6. run naked in a public place
  7. mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained [syn: mottle, blotch]
Streak Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Streak \Streak\, v. t. [Cf. Stretch, Streek.] To stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
Streak Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Streak \Streak\, n. [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, n., 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.]
Streak Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Streak \Streak\, v. t. [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.]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Streak'

  • Streak: Streak or streaking may refer to: Streaking , running naked in a public place. Streaking (microbiology), a method of purifying micro-organisms ...
  • Winning streak (sports): In sports, a winning streak refers to a consecutive number of games won. A winning streak can be held by a team, as in baseball, football ...
  • Streaking: {{Other uses6|Streaking (microbiology)|Streak (disambiguation)}} [[File:Japanese-Streaking.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Japanese streaking]]
  • Streaking: The current record for the largest group streak was established at the University of Georgia , with 1,543 simultaneous streakers on March 7 ...
  • Streak (mineralogy): The streak (also called powder color) of a mineral is the color of the powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. ...
  • Heath Streak: Heath Hilton Streak (born March 16, 1974 in Bulawayo ) is a former Zimbabwe an cricket er. He made his Test debut in Zimbabwe's tour of ...
  • Silverstreak: According to original tech spec notes written by Bob Budiansky found at Iacon One in 2006 the original name for Bluestreak was Blue Streak. ...
  • Dell Streak: Dell Streak (previously known as the Mini 5) is a smartphone /tablet PC hybrid from Dell that uses the Android operating system . ...

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* No gray hairs streak my soul, no grandfatherly fondness there I shake the world with the might of my voice, and walk-handsome, twentytwoyearold. - Vladimir Mayakovsky

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