stream·​er | \ ˈstrē-mər How to pronounce streamer (audio) \
plural streamers

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
2 : one that streams digital data (see stream entry 2 sense transitive verb 3) The rub, of course, is that music streaming isn't a terribly profitable business, due mostly to the royalties streamers must pay to labels and artists.— Dan Gallagher The app's audience peaked at 2.4 million concurrent streamers— Yoree Koh
3a : 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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Lisa Henson told the streamer to start adding zeroes to the budget. Wired, "Netflix Re-Ups the Puppetry—and Perturbations—of Dark Crystal," 30 Aug. 2019 The filmmaker made the announcement at the Power-Con convention in California on Sunday, and the streamer also confirmed the news to EW. Rachel Yang,, "Kevin Smith is bringing back He-Man as an animated series on Netflix," 18 Aug. 2019 Now, the villains are essentially a pair of evil Twitch streamers. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Borderlands 3 has a billion guns, and its most dangerous weapon is vlogging," 14 Aug. 2019 But this figure marks an 11-minute drop since 2017, while the average daily viewing of streamers rose by 26 minutes. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Friends' Is Most Streamed Show in U.K. for Second Year Running," 7 Aug. 2019 The 163 episodes, representing seven seasons of the show, come to Hulu on August 26, which the streamer reminds us is Women’s Equality Day., "A new ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral'; ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ renewed; ‘Designing Women’ comes to Hulu: TV press tour," 26 July 2019 Oddly, this splashy streamer production built around a movie star and a former model feels like an underdog — a Cones of Dunshire-style labor of love on a Jack Ryan budget. Kristen Baldwin,, "Amazon's Carnival Row is a big-budget nerd fantasy," 15 Aug. 2019 For example, Mixer only allows streamers to wear crop tops on an 18+ stream. Shannon Liao, CNN, "Twitch vs. Mixer: The new streaming war," 15 Aug. 2019 For example, streamers can filter what words commenters can say in their chat. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "This Is How Porn Ended Up on Ninja’s Zombie Twitch Channel," 13 Aug. 2019

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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 How to pronounce streamer (audio) \

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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