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channels

noun
plural of channel

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an open man-made passageway for water
  • water was drained from the swamp through a specially constructed channel

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2 a narrow body of water between two land masses
  • the world record for swimming the channel between France and Great Britain

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3 a direct way of passing along information or supplies
  • you need to make arrangements through the proper channels

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4 a long hollow cylinder for carrying a substance (as a liquid or gas)
  • had to replace the main water channel

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5 a person who claims to speak with or for the spirits of the dead
  • the channel went into a trance and began speaking in what was purported to be the voice of the deceased woman

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channels

verb
present tense third-person singular of channel

Synonyms of channels (Entry 2 of 2)

to cause to move to a central point or along a restricted pathway
  • an athletic youth who channeled all of his energy into sports

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“Channels.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/channels. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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