Flourisher to Fluence
(Flour"ish*er) n. One who flourishes.
(Flour"ish*ing*ly), adv. In a flourishing manner; ostentatiously.
(Flour"y) a. Of or resembling flour; mealy; covered with flour. Dickens.
(Flout) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Flouting.] [OD. fluyten to play the flute, to
jeer, D. fluiten, fr. fluit, fr. French. See Flute.] To mock or insult; to treat with contempt.
Phillida flouts me.Walton.
Three gaudy standards flout the pale blue sky.Byron.
(Flout), v. i. To practice mocking; to behave with contempt; to sneer; to fleer; often with at.
Fleer and gibe, and laugh and flout.Swift.
(Flout), n. A mock; an insult.
Who put your beauty to this flout and scorn.Tennyson.
(Flout"er) n. One who flouts; a mocker.
(Flout"ing*ly), adv. With flouting; insultingly; as, to treat a lover floutingly.
(Flow) obs. imp. sing. of Fly, v. i. Chaucer.
(Flow) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flowed (flod); p. pr. & vb. n. Flowing.] [AS. flowan; akin to D. vloeijen,
OHG. flawen to wash, Icel. floa to deluge, Gr. plw`ein to float, sail, and prob. ultimately to E. float,
fleet. &radic80. Cf. Flood.]
1. To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or
circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.
2. To become liquid; to melt.
The mountains flowed down at thy presence.Is. lxiv. 3.
3. To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.
Those thousand decencies that daily flowMilton.
From all her words and actions.
4. To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to
sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.
Virgil is sweet and flowingin his hexameters.Dryden.
5. To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.
In that day . . . the hills shall flow with milk.Joel iii. 18.
The exhilaration of a night that needed not the influence of the flowing bowl.Prof. Wilson.
6. To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.
The imperial purple flowing in his train.A. Hamilton.