A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings. (noun)
An inherent, often contrasting quality: "There was a streak of wildness in him” ( Olga Carlisle). (noun)
A ray or flash of light: the first streaks of dawn; a streak of lightning. (noun)
Informal A brief run or stretch, as of luck. (noun)
Informal An unbroken series, as of wins or losses. (noun)
Mineralogy The color of the fine powder produced when a mineral is rubbed against a hard surface. Used as a distinguishing characteristic. (noun)
Botany Any of various viral diseases of plants characterized by the appearance of discolored stripes on the leaves or stems. (noun)
Microbiology A bacterial culture inoculated by drawing a bacteria-laden needle across the surface of a solid culture medium. (noun)
To mark with streaks: rain streaking the pavement. (verb-transitive)
To lighten (strands of hair) with a chemical preparation. (verb-transitive)
Microbiology To inoculate in order to produce a streak. (verb-transitive)
To form streaks. (verb-intransitive)
To be or become streaked. (verb-intransitive)
To move at high speed; rush. (verb-intransitive)
To run naked in public, especially as a prank. (verb-intransitive)
Examples of word streak
The Rocket's win streak is one (contradict perception of indespensibility?).
The small win streak is important because Indiana had lost seven in a row before beating New York on Wednesday.
That streak is one game short of Wayne Gretzky's league record for longest points streak from a debut with a new team, set in 1988 with Los Angeles.
This win streak is Detroit's longest since winning 11 in a row from Dec. 14-Jan.
The Los Angeles Lakers '33-game win streak is the longest among teams in the four major pro sports, bettering the 2003-04 New England Patriots (21), baseball's 1916 New York Giants (26) and the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins (17).