stream·​er | \ ˈstrē-mər \

Definition of streamer 

1a : a flag that streams in the wind especially : pennant
b : any long narrow wavy strip resembling or suggesting a banner floating in the wind
2a : a long extension of the solar corona visible only during a total solar eclipse
b streamers plural : aurora borealis

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Synonyms for streamer


banderole (or banderol), banner, colors, ensign, flag, guidon, jack, pendant (also pendent) [chiefly British], pennant, pennon, standard

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Examples of streamer in a Sentence

streamers in the team's colors hung from the top of the stadium

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Turner/Bleacher Report Turner and its Bleacher Report sports site are making a pitch to sports streamers: a new flexible pay subscription video service for live NBA and other sports action. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "New Bleacher Report Live sports streaming service expands lineup for broadcaster Turner," 27 Mar. 2018 The talent agency will add more than 90 e-sports athletes and top streamers to its roster as part of the deal. Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter, "UTA Acquires E-Sports Agency, Management Firm to Expand Gaming Business," 27 June 2018 Today, top streamers can make millions of dollars a year. Adrian Chen, The New Yorker, "Ice Poseidon’s Lucrative, Stressful Life as a Live Streamer," 8 Dec. 2014 Earlier this month, Tencent Music filed to go public in the U.S., setting the stage for China’s largest music streamer to likely become one of the biggest technology IPOs to date. Maureen Farrell, WSJ, "Tencent Music Pauses IPO Amid Market Turmoil," 11 Oct. 2018 The reason pro competitors and the most famous Twitch streamers use PCs is because the keyboard and mouse are, arguably, more precise than thumb joysticks. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "How To Get Into the High-Powered World of Gaming PCs," 20 Sep. 2018 Getty Images Normal five year olds celebrate their birthdays with cardboard hats and streamers. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince George Is Reportedly Celebrating His Birthday on a Private Island, NBD," 22 July 2018 What a relief—to the duo and their loyal shoppers—that this weekend, James Veloria will double in size with the opening of a second room, hidden behind the wall of silver streamers. Monica Kim, Vogue, "James Veloria Christens JV Retreat—A Red Hot Vintage Playroom—With a ’90s Tom Ford Sale," 15 Nov. 2018 The ceilings were decorated with glitter streamers, lanterns—and more butterflies. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Celebrated Her 22nd Birthday with a Star-Studded Bash," 10 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of streamer

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of streamer was in the 13th century

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English Language Learners Definition of streamer

: a long, narrow piece of colored paper or plastic that is used as a decoration

: a long, narrow flag


stream·​er | \ ˈstrē-mər \

Kids Definition of streamer

1 : a flag that floats or moves in the wind : pennant
2 : a long narrow strip (as of ribbon or paper) that is often hung for decoration
3 streamers plural : aurora borealis

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