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channel

noun (n)

  • a path over which electrical signals can pass (noun.communication)
    Example:
    A channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company.
    source: wordnet30
  • a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The fields were crossed with irrigation channels.
    Gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street.
    source: wordnet30
  • a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record) (noun.shape)
    Synonym: groove
    source: wordnet30
  • a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels (noun.object)
    Example:
    The ship went aground in the channel.
    source: wordnet30
  • (often plural) a means of communication or access (noun.communication)
    Example:
    It must go through official channels.
    source: wordnet30
  • a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance (noun.body)
    Example:
    Poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs.
    source: wordnet30
  • a television station and its programs (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    A satellite TV channel.
    Surfing through the channels.
    They offer more than one hundred channels.
    source: wordnet30
  • a way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors (noun.act)
    Example:
    Possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores.
    source: wordnet30
  • The hollow bed where a stream of water runs or may run. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • transmit or serve as the medium for transmission (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • direct the flow of (verb.motion)
    Synonym: canalise, canalize
    Example:
    Channel information towards a broad audience.
    source: wordnet30
  • send from one person or place to another (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • To form a channel in; to cut or wear a channel or channels in; to groove. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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