June 03, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
streak /ˈstriːk/ noun

plural streaks

Woman with blonde streaks in her hair
Woman with blonde streaks in her hair
Learner's definition of STREAK


1 : a long, thin mark that is a different color from its background

  • He left streaks where he wiped the glass.

  • The miners had streaks of coal dust on their faces.

2 : a quality that is noticeable especially because it is different from a person's other qualities — usually singular

  • a streak of stubbornness = a stubborn streak

  • She has an adventurous/competitive streak in her.

  • He has a mean streak. [=a tendency to be mean]

3 : a period of repeated success or failure

  • a lucky streak

  • a streak of 11 straight victories

  • a winning/losing streak [=a series of wins/losses]

  • The team has recently been on a hot streak. [=the team has been winning a lot of games recently]

4 : a long, narrow area or flash of light

  • a streak of lightning/light

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