From Middle Dutch stroom, from Old Dutch *strōm, from Proto-Germanic *straumaz, from Proto-Indo-European *srowmos, from *srew- (“to flow”). Compare Low German Stroom, German Strom, West Frisian stream, English stream, Danish strøm.
- stream, current
- electrical current
- large river, especially one leading to the sea or ocean
- Antwerpen, stad aan de stroom — Antwerp, city on the river Scheldt