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Etymology

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From Middle English stremer, stremere, equivalent to stream +‎ -er.

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Noun

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streamer (plural streamers)

  1. A long, narrow flag, or piece of material used or seen as a decoration.
    • 1667, John Dryden, Annus Mirabilis: The Year of Wonders, 1666. [], London: [] Henry Herringman, [], →OCLC, (please specify the stanza number):
      Brave Rupert from afar appears, / Whose waving streamers the glad general knows.
    • 1878, Henry James, An International Episode[1]:
      Nothing could well resemble less a typical English street than [] the multifarious awnings, banners, and streamers, []
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “Afterglow”, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, →OCLC, page 168:
      Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
  2. Strips of paper or other material used as confetti.
  3. (journalism) A newspaper headline that runs along the top of a page.
  4. (computing) A data storage system, mainly used to produce backups, in which large quantities of data are transferred to a continuously moving tape; a tape drive.
  5. (networking) Any mechanism for streaming data.
    • 2004, Cevdet Aykanat, Tugrul Dayar, Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Computer and Information Sciences - ISCIS 2004: 19th International Symposium, page 157:
      However, integration of a bandwidth estimation algorithm into an adaptive video streamer is not an easy task. Firstly, bandwidth estimation requires sending extra burst packets that brings a considerable overhead into the system.
  6. (television, Internet) A subscription service that streams content to an audience.
    Coordinate term: broadcaster
    • 2016 February 23, Jason Mittell, “Why Netflix Doesn’t Release Its Ratings”, in The Atlantic[2], retrieved 2022-11-01:
      For starters, the business models for American broadcasters like NBC and streamers like Netflix (or Hulu, or Amazon) are drastically different.
    • 2024 April 27, James Poniewozik, “The Comfortable Problem of Mid TV”, in The New York Times[3], →ISSN:
      So where HBO used to boast that it was “not TV,” modern streamers send the message, “We’ll give you a whole lot of TV.”
  7. (Internet) A person who streams activities on their computer (especially video gaming) to a live online audience.
    Hypernym: creator
    Most streamers are on Twitch
    • 2020 December 18, Taylor Lorenz, “In 2020, These Things Came Out on Top”, in The New York Times[4], →ISSN:
      There was perhaps no group of creators more prepared for the horrors of 2020 than streamers. Sitting in front of their cameras, often alone, talking for hours to the camera is what they do, and many are excellent at it.
  8. (fishing) In fly fishing, a variety of wet fly designed to mimic a minnow.
  9. (mining) One who searches for stream tin.
  10. A stream or column of light shooting upward from the horizon, constituting one of the forms of the aurora borealis.
  11. (UK, education, in combination) A pupil belonging to a particular stream (division by perceived ability).
    • 1984, Anthony Gale, Antony J. Chapman, Psychology and Social Problems, page 82:
      Since he also demonstrated that the A-streamers in his sample showed enhancement of measured intelligence over their primary school careers while the B-streamers showed deterioration, it can be seen what a far-reaching effect such decisions may have had upon child performance.

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French

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Etymology 1

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Borrowed from English streamer.

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streamer m (plural streamers)

  1. (Internet) streamer (one who streams to a live audience online)
    Alternative form: streameur
  2. (computing) streamer (data storage system)
  3. (fishing) streamer (variety of wet fly in fly fishing)

Etymology 2

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Borrowed from English stream (verb).

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Verb

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streamer

  1. (transitive, Internet) to stream (to push continuous data from a server to a client computer while it is being used)
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Spanish

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English streamer.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈstɾimeɾ/ [ˈst̪ɾi.meɾ]
  • IPA(key): (adapted) /esˈtɾimeɾ/ [esˈt̪ɾi.meɾ]

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streamer m or f by sense (plural streamers)

  1. (Internet) streamer (a person who streams on the Internet)

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According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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