channel

noun (1)
chan·nel | \ˈcha-nᵊl \

Definition of channel 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1a : the bed where a natural stream of water runs

b : the deeper part of a river, harbor, or strait

c : a strait or narrow sea between two close landmasses crossed the English Channel

d : a means of communication or expression: such as

(1) : a path along which information (such as data or music) in the form of an electrical signal passes

(2) channels plural : a fixed or official course of communication went through established military channels with his grievances

e : a way, course, or direction of thought or action new channels of exploration

f : a band of frequencies of sufficient width for a single radio or television communication

g : channeler

2a : a usually tubular enclosed passage : conduit the poison channel in a snake's fangs

b : a passage created in a selectively permeable cell membrane by a conformational change in membrane proteins also : the proteins of such a passage — compare ion channel

3 : a long gutter, groove, or furrow a road channel

4 : a metal bar of flattened U-shaped section

channel

verb
channeled or channelled; channeling or channelling

Definition of channel (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1a : to form, cut, or wear a channel in The river channeled a new course.

b : to make a groove in channel a chair leg

2 : to convey or direct into or through a channel channel his energy into useful work

3 : to serve as a channeler or intermediary for a 35,000-year-old female channeled by a 40-year-old housewife

channel

noun (2)

Definition of channel (Entry 3 of 3)

: one of the flat ledges of heavy plank or metal bolted edgewise to the outside of a ship to increase the spread of the shrouds (see shroud entry 1 sense 4a)

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Synonyms for channel

Synonyms: Verb

canalize, channelize, conduct, direct, funnel, pipe, siphon (also syphon)

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Examples of channel in a Sentence

Verb

She's started channeling her anger towards me. He channeled millions of dollars into the program.

First Known Use of channel

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for channel

Noun (1)

Middle English chanel, from Anglo-French, from Latin canalis channel — more at canal

Verb

see channel entry 1

Noun (2)

alteration of chainwale, from chain entry 1 + wale entry 1

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The first known use of channel was in the 14th century

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channel

verb

English Language Learners Definition of channel

: to express (your ideas, thoughts, feelings, energy, etc.) through a particular behavior or action

: to send (food, money, etc.) to someone or something

: to carry and move (something, such as water) in or through a tube, passage, etc.

channel

noun
chan·nel | \ˈcha-nᵊl \

Kids Definition of channel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the bed of a stream

2 : the deeper part of a waterway (as a river or harbor)

3 : a strait or a narrow sea the English Channel

4 : a passage (as a tube) through which something flows an irrigation channel

5 : a long groove

6 : a means by which something is passed or carried from one place or person to another channels of trade a channel of communication

7 : a band of frequencies used by a single radio or television station in broadcasting What's on this channel?

channel

verb
channeled or channelled; channeling or channelling

Kids Definition of channel (Entry 2 of 2)

: to direct into or through a passage or channel Water was channeled into the pond.

channel

noun
chan·nel | \ˈchan-ᵊl \

Medical Definition of channel 

1 : a usually tubular enclosed passage

2a : a passage created in a selectively permeable membrane by a conformational change in membrane proteins — see ion channel

b : a protein or cluster of proteins that functions as a channel — see calcium channel blocker

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