Definition of millstream in English:



  • The flowing water that drives a mill wheel.

    ‘this used to be a bubbling millstream’
    • ‘David ventures from the River Stour in Suffolk, past the idyllic millstreams where Constable worked alongside his father as a boy, and on to Sudbury, the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough.’
    • ‘Best of all, we had an island in the millstream that I claimed as my own.’
    • ‘The pair of magpies I watched from the bus stop came back after the snow and are well settled in their rough ball of mud and sticks (much like our apartment) over the millstream.’
    • ‘Boni had let Vermont's granite ledges and millstreams lure him from the New York publishing world to Chester in 1945.’
    • ‘They come to see the abbey and the Abbey Gardens and to walk through the town centre which retains its ancient street patterns and round the river valleys with their millstreams and magnificent view of the abbey and the town walls.’
    • ‘Living in London, he would return to the Stour valley as a young artist and that landscape remained a constant source of inspiration, many of his paintings depicting the watermeadows and millstreams of his childhood.’
    • ‘I tried to improve on the experiment by visualising flow in the river Authie (in northern France) near to the inlet of a millstream.’
    • ‘Down the cobbles, two buildings away, is an old house with a back lawn leading down to the millstream that still runs through the city.’