She smokes cigarettes with filters.
He placed a red filter on the camera lens.
digital filters that stop high-frequency sounds Verb
They've begun filtering their water to remove impurities.
a device that filters impurities from water
sunglasses that filter ultraviolet light
Sunlight filtered through the leaves.
His ideas have filtered down to his children.
The crowd filtered into the arena.
Early election returns have begun to filter in. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Yet, if festivals and markets function ever more as filters of new talent, which far out-number market capacity, this is all the more true of Proyecta.—Pablo Sandoval, Variety, 23 Nov. 2023 To turn off a specific filter, tap Filtered by again, then deselect it.—Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 22 Nov. 2023 There is also routine maintenance involved with changing filters.—Emily Shiffer, Parents, 22 Nov. 2023 The algorithm examined the responses from the generative AIs and then gradually adjusted these alternatives to find commands that could bypass the safety filters to produce images.—IEEE Spectrum, 20 Nov. 2023 Most commercial airplanes have HEPA filters that remove bacteria, viruses, and fungi from the air.—Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 20 Nov. 2023 Unlike most other Dyson stick models, this version has a true HEPA filter.—Camryn Rabideau, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2023 The ‘Limescale Expert’ filter cartridges are especially helpful for appliance longevity and keeping your coffee machines flake-free, too.—Lela London, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The double safety feature has a removable filter which protects your hair from getting sucked into the fan.—Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 12 Nov. 2023
Deanston Virgin Oak Cask Strength is non-chill filtered and has no color added.—Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 22 Nov. 2023 Then, after being stored, the water is filtered again before drinking.—Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Nov. 2023 In a deal explainer meeting Monday, Crabtree-Ireland filtered more than 1,000 questions, with one person asking if actors could be required to give AI consent as a condition of employment.—Krystie Lee Yandoli, Rolling Stone, 17 Nov. 2023 Inside Lauren Sánchez and Jeff Bezos’s Beverly Hills Engagement Party
As the latter decade panned out, the simplicity of the trend cycle filtered into Diana’s wardrobe.—Alice Newbold, Vogue, 16 Nov. 2023 Sonos products could receive corrupted audio from that connection but were failing to filter out those bits, playing them instead.—Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 16 Nov. 2023 Advertisement The water, which emerges from the foothills of Mt. Pinos, is filtered in two tubs, and then piped with gravity to tanks that supply the farm.—Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2023 Watching the way light filters through an exoplanet’s atmosphere as the planet crosses in front of its star can reveal the structure and chemical composition of otherworldly atmospheres.—Alison Klesman, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2023 And as people filtered out, Ham turned to assistant coach Chris Jent with an idea.—Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 11 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English filtre "felt, felt carpet, piece of felt used as a filter," borrowed from Medieval Latin filtrum "felt cloth, cover or blanket of felt, piece of felt used as a filter," borrowed from *filtir (going back to *filtizō) in a West Germanic language, plural of *filt-, *felt- "felted cloth" — more at felt entry 1