Adjective "Streak" definition and examples

(Streak may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/striːk/

Definitions and examples

noun

A long, thin line or mark of a different substance or colour from its surroundings.
  1. 'A silver streak lined her neatly pinned hair, though age had not yet made it the dominant color.'
  2. 'She let go of his neck, placing her slender fingers on his cheek and tracing his jawbone, a streak of red defining it better.'
  3. 'Symptoms are pale green new leaves with black streaks between the veins.'
  4. 'Their heads and faces are plain, without lines or streaks.'
  5. 'He made some rich dark chocolate and smeared it with streaks of green wasabi that gave it a delicious burn.'
  6. 'Be sure all wax is completely buffed until hard to avoid smears and streaks.'
  7. 'Solid streaks of cerulean blue or vibrant cyan give the small details she depicts a life that can only be attained through extensive, lucid observation.'
  8. 'High cirrus clouds form white streaks across its surface and a number of dark storms act as flaws and focus for the eye.'
  9. 'Blurry fields of murky browns and grimy grays almost overwhelm the odd streaks and smears of hot lavender and violet, and splashes of blue and green.'
  10. 'Rinse off then give a final wipe over with a weak solution of vinegar and water to produce a sparkling surface free of streaks.'
  11. 'DNA was added by touching a sterile pipette tip to one of the bacterial streaks and twirling it briefly in the reaction mix.'
  12. 'Fresh pullet eggs (White Leghorn Strain) were incubated to obtain the primitive streak stage of development.'
  13. 'When the plants were mature, virally infected streaks were excised for RNA extraction.'
An element of a specified kind in someone's character.
  1. 'Lucy had a ruthless streak'
  2. 'His sublime midfield skills were offset by a ruthless streak which lingers in the memory.'
  3. 'It's very controversial because there's a strong streak in popular culture that goes back to common law.'
  4. 'He remained married and close to his family but despite a narrow streak of puritanism in his make-up, lived openly for years with his mistress, a chorus girl and minor actress, less than half his age.'
  5. 'It's a kind of anti-intellectualism, a streak in contemporary culture that is sceptical of the mature, educated adult - as if to be that is the worst of all possible sins.'
  6. 'His ruthless streak was demonstrated when he dumped Burley after a reported disagreement over team selection.'
  7. 'He is known as a courteous man, but with a ruthless streak.'
  8. 'He acknowledges she was capricious and had a ruthless streak.'
  9. 'Has there really been an anti-market streak in Indian political culture with the prevalence of Gandhian values and emphasis on group equity and rights?'
  10. 'His violent streak is said to have surfaced following the death of his 20-month-old baby son in 1987.'
  11. 'The Aberdeen defender is a youngster with a mischievous streak never far from the surface.'
  12. 'And the racing fanatic was set to boost his winnings to a massive £2 million jackpot if his lucky streak continued.'
  13. 'It seemed like Ian was always working on some solid streak, as he had six hitting streaks over six games, though none over eleven.'
  14. 'The solid defense that propelled the winning streak was in top form.'
  15. 'Will New York's uncanny streak of luck continue?'
  16. 'The index fell for a fifth consecutive day on Friday, its longest losing streak in nine months.'
  17. 'He finished at 283, ending his streak of 40 consecutive stroke-play tournaments under par.'
  18. 'Stock markets will break their three-year losing streak, but the recovery will be unspectacular, Irish business leaders said.'
  19. 'When he stands next to someone on a winning streak and bets on their numbers, luck leaves the table.'
  20. 'But if that losing streak from last season carries into 2003, all bets are off.'
  21. 'Only the past two losses in the team's three-game losing streak were winnable.'
An act of running naked in a public place so as to shock or amuse others.

    verb

    Cover (a surface) with streaks.
    1. 'his beard was streaked with grey'
    2. 'The sky was streaked with pink highlights as the sun slowly sank.'
    3. 'The sky is streaked with blues and pinks, and at the bottom of the frame, the sand is glowing in the fading light.'
    4. 'Her cheeks were streaked with a mixture of tears and mascara.'
    5. 'Her eyes were red, and her cheeks were streaked with tears.'
    6. 'Outside each, fruit trees, figs and vines were streaked with the ubiquitous dust.'
    7. 'He uncovered his face, which was streaked with tears.'
    8. 'Out on the roof, the sky was black streaked with light.'
    9. 'Each petal was streaked with brown, wilting from the cold.'
    10. 'The hazy sky was streaked with white clouds.'
    11. 'The lane is streaked with curvilinear snow, in places trodden into blue ice.'
    12. 'She became snobby and rude, and streaked her hair blonde.'
    13. 'The robber is described as about 5ft 7ins tall, in his late teens or early 20s, of slim build and with possibly streaked hair.'
    14. 'A matted clump of gray streaked blond hair sat on his head, looking like it should fall off as he leaned over and stared down at me.'
    15. 'Ian's black hair was streaked through with red, giving him a rather intimidating aura despite his small build.'
    16. 'So all he had to do to gain passage into the Vodas Village main Undertunnel was tell his name and peel back the hood on his cloak to show his odd blue streaked blond hair.'
    17. 'Heldrow shrugged, feeling the hood of his cloak slip down and reveal his blue streaked blond hair.'
    18. 'His hair isn't streaked blue, or red, or a psychedelic purple.'
    19. 'Liz nudged her towards a chair next to a boy with naturally streaked blond hair that was down past his ears.'
    20. 'Brushing her long mousy brown-and-grey streaked hair out of her face, she joins the queue behind me.'
    21. 'Transformants were streaked on appropriate omission medium and single colonies were picked for further analysis.'
    22. 'They did germinate on synthetic medium, but were inviable when streaked onto solid rich medium.'
    23. 'To determine the presence of yeast in cloacae, swabs were streaked onto Sabouraud's dextrose agar and incubated for 14 days.'
    Move very fast in a specified direction.
    1. 'An alley cat streaked about the opposite side of the way, catching at a rat of some sort.'
    2. 'The loading vehicle sped off, streaking down the street until it was out of view.'
    3. 'Dozens of missiles streaked out of the aircraft.'
    4. 'His heart pounding near to bursting, he streaked across the shadowed streets.'
    5. 'There was a flash of light between them, streaking down so fast Jennifer didn't catch any glare until it was over.'
    6. 'Doors flew by me as I streaked down the street, nearly blind in the dark.'
    7. 'While Natasha helped her friend up, he streaked after the salamander, which moved surprisingly fast for such a little, young thing.'
    8. 'He immediately fed senior point guard Chris Hernandez, who was streaking down the right sideline.'
    9. 'Thinking it was Jude, she leapt up and streaked across the room.'
    10. 'He came slowly in through the plants, the cat streaking past him in alarm.'
    Run naked in a public place so as to shock or amuse others.
    1. 'He became famous for such antics as dancing on table tops, enlivening parties by performing bump and grind striptease acts and, once, streaking naked around a swimming pool.'
    2. 'The rugby league world has been spared the sight of him streaking naked around a pitch for at least another year.'
    3. 'At least 20 naked male students streaked past fellow students competing in athletics competition last night.'
    4. 'He used to enjoy streaking naked around the streets of his hometown and even got stopped by police for committing the lewd prank.'
    5. 'Two men arrested for streaking naked at a rugby match in Newlands on Saturday would no longer be welcome at the ground, the Western Province Rugby Football Union said yesterday.'

    More definitions

    1. a long, narrow mark, smear, band of color, or the like: streaks of mud.

    2. a portion or layer of something, distinguished by color or nature from the rest; a vein or stratum: streaks of fat in meat.

    3. a vein, strain, or admixture of anything: a streak of humor.

    4. Informal. a spell or run: a streak of good luck. an uninterrupted series: The team had a losing streak of ten games.

    5. a flash leaving a visible line or aftereffect, as of lightning; bolt.

    6. Mineralogy.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "faces can be streak with tears."

    "hairs can be streak."

    "faces can be streak."

    Origin

    Old English strica, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch streek and German Strich, also to strike. The sense ‘run naked’ was originally US slang.

    Phrase

    like a streak
    streak of lightning