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

c : banner sense 2

2a : a long extension of the solar corona visible only during a total solar eclipse

b streamers plural : aurora borealis

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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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As with any 4K streamer, 4K HDR content is still an exception more than the norm, but Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, and others have a fair bit of it already, and the library is growing as time rolls on. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Technica Father’s Day gift guide," 13 June 2018 The curtain, made of multicolored Mylar strands — disco streamers — curved through the space, creating pockets for solos on what seemed like the city’s largest dance floor. New York Times, "Nick Cave Wants You to Work It Out on the Dance Floor," 8 June 2018 Last week Guild Wars developer ArenaNet fired two developers, Jessica Price and Peter Fries, apparently based on their conduct in interacting with a streamer on Twitter. Julie Muncy, WIRED, "Fortnite Season 5 Is Here, and the Rest of the Week in Games," 13 July 2018 Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has fired two of its developers, following a disagreement with a streamer on Twitter. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Guild Wars studio fires two employees after clash with streamer," 6 July 2018 The Manchester by the Sea director has signed an exclusive first-look deal with the streamer to write and direct film and TV projects over two years. Ray Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, "What Matters in Hollywood Today," 8 Mar. 2018 As Karen Elson took the stage, her red hair gleaming in the dark, the crowd, which now included Abloh, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba and Anwar Hadid, started to assemble in a room shimmering with metallic streamers that tangled around arms and legs. Lily Templeton | Wwd,, "Virgil Abloh, Idris Elba and Noomi Rapace experience stranger things at Givenchy launch party," 7 Mar. 2018 The streamer’s only submission to crack the top 10 was The Crown. Michael O'connell, The Hollywood Reporter, "Emmys: How Netflix Edged HBO and What It Means for This Year's Race," 12 July 2018 Destiny was banned previously from the site in January, that time for seven days, for threatening another streamer. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, "2 Popular Twitch Streamers Banned for a Month Over Hate Speech," 5 July 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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