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channel

chan·nel

channel

 
pronunciation:
chae nl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the bed of a river, stream, or other waterway.
The channel of the river was sandy.
synonyms:
bed, bottom, riverbed
similar words:
course, floor
definition 2: a long, narrow, man-made trench or natural waterway for irrigation, boating, or fishing, or that connects two larger bodies of water.
The excess rainwater will flow out of the pond through this channel.The English Channel flows between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.
 
synonyms:
watercourse, waterway
similar words:
aqueduct, canal, conduit, culvert, flume, inlet, narrows, passage, sluice, strait, trough, trunk
definition 3: the deepest part of a body of water, esp. as used for navigational purposes.
The buoy marks where the channel is.The chart shows how deep the channel of the river is.
similar words:
watercourse, waterway
definition 4: a passage for something; route.
What is the most direct channel to the president?
synonyms:
avenue, passage, road
similar words:
approach, course, path, route, trunk, way
definition 5: a broadcasting frequency band.
This channel usually broadcasts the biggest sports events.Let's change the channel; this is boring.
similar words:
frequency, station
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: channeled, channeling, channels
definition 1: to convey or transfer.
They channeled the money through a foreign bank.
synonyms:
convey, direct, route, transfer
similar words:
send
definition 2: to guide in a preferred direction.
She channeled her energies into providing for the homeless.
synonyms:
direct
similar words:
convey, guide, navigate, route, steer
definition 3: to make a channel in.
They channeled the land in order to handle the overflow from the lake.
similar words:
canal, excavate, groove, trench
derivation: channeler (n.)
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