HyperDic: channel

English > 11 senses of the word channel:
NOUNcommunicationchannel, transmission channela path over which electrical signals can pass
artifactchannela passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
shapechannel, groovea long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
objectchannela deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger / larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels
communicationchannel, communication channel, line(often plural) a means of communication or access
bodychannel, duct, epithelial duct, canala bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
artifactchannel, television channel, TV channela television station and its programs
actchannel, distribution channela way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors / distributors
VERBmotionchannel, impart, conduct, transmit, convey, carrytransmit or serve as the medium for transmission
motionchanneldirect the flow of
contactchannel, transmit, transfer, transport, channelize, channelisesend from one person or place to another
channel > pronunciation
Soundschae'nahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > channel: 11 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA path over which electrical signals can pass.
Example"a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company"
Synonymtransmission channel
Broadertransmissioncommunication by means of transmitted signals
Catalancanal de transmissió, canal
Spanishcanal
Verbschanneltransmit or serve as the medium for transmission
channelizesend from one person or place to another
English > channel: 11 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through.
Examples
  • "the fields were crossed with irrigation channels"
  • "gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street"
Narrowergutter, troughA channel along the eaves or on the roof
limbersA channel or gutter on either side of a ship's keelson
BroaderpassageA way through or along which someone or something may pass
Verbschannelizecause to form a channel
English > channel: 11 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningA long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record).
Synonymgroove
NarrowerdadoA rectangular groove cut into a board / board so that another piece can fit into it
flute, flutingA groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)
quirkA narrow groove beside a beading
rabbet, rebateA rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
rutA groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels)
stria, striationAny of a number of tiny parallel grooves such as
trackA groove on a phonograph recording
washoutThe channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water
Broaderdepression, impression, imprintA concavity in a surface produced by pressing
Catalansolc
English > channel: 11 senses > noun 4, object
MeaningA deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger / larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels.
Example"the ship went aground in the channel"
CategoryriverA large natural stream of water (larger / larger than a creek)
InstancesEnglish ChannelAn arm of the Atlantic Ocean that forms a channel between France and Britain
Hampton RoadsA channel in southeastern Virginia through which the Elizabeth River and the James River flow into Chesapeake Bay
Harlem RiverA channel separating Manhattan from the Bronx
Mozambique ChannelAn arm of the Indian Ocean between Madagascar / Madagascar and southeastern Africa
Windward PassageA channel between eastern Cuba and western Haiti that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Caribbean Sea
Narrowercanal(astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels
gutA narrow channel or strait
rillA small channel (as one formed by soil erosion)
strait, soundA narrow channel of the sea joining two larger / larger bodies of water
tidewayA channel in which a tidal current runs
watercourseNatural or artificial channel through which water flows
Broaderbody of water, waterThe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
Catalancanal, estret
Spanishcanal
English > channel: 11 senses > noun 5, communication
Meaning(often plural) a means of communication or access.
Example"it must go through official channels"
Synonymscommunication channel, line
Narrowerback channelAn alternative to the regular channels of communication that is used when agreements / agreements must be made secretly (especially in diplomacy or government)
lens(metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood
liaison, link, contact, inter-group communicationA channel for communication between groups
spiel, patter, line of gabPlausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
Broadercommunication, communicatingThe activity of communicating
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Verbschannel, channelizesend from one person or place to another
channeldirect the flow of
channeltransmit or serve as the medium for transmission
English > channel: 11 senses > noun 6, body
MeaningA bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance.
Example "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
Synonymsduct, epithelial duct, canal
PartsampullaThe dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear
NarrowerHaversian canalAny of the many tiny canals that contain blood vessels and connective tissue and that form a network in bone
alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tube, digestive tract, gastrointestinal tract, GI tracttubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus
bronchioleAny of the smallest bronchial ducts
canal of Schlemm, Schlemm's canal, sinus venosus scleraeA circular canal in the eye that drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into the anterior ciliary veins
canaliculusA small canal or duct / duct as in some bones and parts of plants
cartilaginous tubeA duct with cartilaginous walls
cerebral aqueduct, Sylvian aqueduct, aqueductus cerebriA canal connecting the third and fourth ventricles
cervical canal, canalis cervicis uteriA spindle-shaped canal extending from the uterus to the vagina
common bile duct, bile ductA duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts
ductule, ductulusA very small duct
ejaculatory ductA part of the seminal duct formed by the duct from the seminal vesicle and the vas deferens
epididymisA convoluted tubule in each testis
hepatic ductThe duct that drains bile from the liver
inguinal canal, canalis inguinalisoblique passage through the lower abdominal wall
lacrimal duct, lachrymal duct, tear ductAny of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands
lactiferous ductducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple
lymph vessel, lymphatic vesselA vascular duct that carries lymph which is eventually added to the venous blood circulation
nasolacrimal ductA duct that carries tears from the lacrimal sac to the nasal cavity
pancreatic ductA duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine
poreAny small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
salivary ductA duct through which saliva passes from the salivary gland into the mouth
seminal ductThe efferent duct of the testis in man
spinal canal, vertebral canal, canalis vertebralisThe canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes
umbilical cord, umbilicalmembranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
ureterEither of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder
urethraduct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct
vaginaThe lower part of the female reproductive tract
vas deferens, ductus deferensA duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
venous sinus, sinusA wide channel containing blood
Broaderpassage, passagewayA path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
Catalancanal, via
Spanishcanal, vía
Verbschannelizesend from one person or place to another
English > channel: 11 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA television station and its programs.
Examples
  • "a satellite TV channel"
  • "surfing through the channels"
  • "they offer more than one hundred channels"
Synonymstelevision channel, TV channel
Broadertelevision station, TV stationstation for the production and transmission of television broadcasts
Spanishcanal de televisión, canal de TV, canal
English > channel: 11 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningA way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors / distributors.
Example"possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores"
Synonymdistribution channel
BroadermarketingThe commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service
English > channel: 11 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTransmit or serve as the medium for transmission.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsimpart, conduct, transmit, convey, carry
Narrowerbring intransmit
pipe inbring in through pipes
retransmittransmit again
wash upcarry somewhere (of water or current or waves)
Broaderbring, convey, takeTake something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Similar tocarry, convey, expressServe as a means for expressing something
carryBe conveyed over a certain distance
Catalancanalitzar, carregar, transmetre, transportar
Spanishcanalizar, transmitir, transportar
Nounschannela path over which electrical signals can pass
channel(often plural) a means of communication or access
English > channel: 11 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningdirect the flow of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey channel the water from the sink
Example"channel information towards a broad audience"
Broadersteer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelisedirect the course
Catalancanalitzar
Nounschannel(often plural) a means of communication or access
channelization, channelisationmanagement through specified channels of communication
English > channel: 11 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningSend from one person or place to another.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymstransmit, transfer, transport, channelize, channelise
Narrowerbring, get, convey, fetchgo or come after and bring or take back
projecttransfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
propagatetransmit
send, send outTo cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
translateBring to a certain spiritual state
turn, releaseLet (something) fall or spill from a container
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Catalancanalitzar
Spanishconducir
Nounschannel(often plural) a means of communication or access
channelization, channelisationmanagement through specified channels of communication
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