Channel Definition

chănəl
channeled, channeling, channelled, channelling, channels
noun
channels
The bed of a running stream, river, etc.
Webster's New World
The deeper part of a river, harbor, etc.
Webster's New World
A broad strait, especially one that connects two seas.
American Heritage
A body of water joining two larger bodies of water.
Webster's New World
A tubelike passage for liquids.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
groovelinecommunication channeltransmission channelcanalepithelial-ductductTV channeltelevision-channeldistribution-channelseawaywater-coursevesselvastrench
Antonyms:
damcrestridge
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verb
channeled, channeling, channelled, channelling, channels
To make a channel or channels in.
Webster's New World
To flute (a pillar, column, etc.)
Webster's New World
To direct or guide along some desired course.
Channels her curiosity into research; channel young people into good jobs.
American Heritage
To send through a channel.
Webster's New World
To serve as a medium for (a spirit) in channeling.
Webster's New World
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pronoun
(by ellipsis) The English Channel.
Wiktionary
other
A pattern in a technical analysis that shows a straight line occurring in an upward or downward “channel.” It is a very strong chart pattern that is occurring in a definite direction.
Webster's New World Finance

Other Word Forms of Channel

Noun

Singular:
channel
Plural:
channels

Origin of Channel

  • From Old French chenel (French: canal, chenal), from Latin canalis

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English chanel from Old French from Latin canālis canal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of obsolete chainwale chain wale

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From chainwale

    From Wiktionary

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