channel


channel
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chan•nel
[[t]ˈtʃæn l[/t]] n. v. -neled, -nel•ing (esp. brit.)-nelled, -nel•ling.
1) the bed of a stream, river, or other waterway
2) naut. navig. a navigable route between two bodies of water
3) the deeper part of a waterway
4) a wide strait, as between a continent and an island
5) a course into which something may be directed:
to direct a conversation to a new channel[/ex]
6) a route through which anything passes or progresses:
channels of trade[/ex]
7) channels, the official course or means of communication:
going through channels to reach the governor[/ex]
8) a means of access:
The Senate is his channel to the White House[/ex]
9) hlc
channeler 2)
10) archit. a flute in a column
11) rtv tgp a frequency band of sufficient width for one- or two-way communication from or to a transmitter for TV, radio, CB radio, telephone, or telegraph communication
12) cmp
bus I, 5)
13) hfi the two signals in stereophonic or any single signal in multichannel sound recording and reproduction
14) cbl a transient opening made by a protein structure embedded in a cell membrane, permitting passage of specific ions or molecules into or out of the cell:
calcium channel[/ex]
15) hyd a tubular passage for liquids or fluids
16) bui
a) any structural member, as one of reinforced concrete, having the form of three sides of a rectangle
b) a number of such members
c) bui a flanged metal beam or bar with aU-shaped cross section
17) to convey through or as if through a channel
18) to direct toward or into some particular course:
to channel one's interests[/ex]
19) bui to excavate as a channel
20) bui to form a channel in
21) hlc to reach, or convey messages from, by channeling:
to channel an ancient Egyptian spirit[/ex]
22) to become marked by a channel:
Soft earth channels during a heavy rain[/ex]
23) hlc to perform channeling
Etymology: 1250–1300; MEchanel< OF < L canālis waterpipe; see canal II
chan•nel
[[t]ˈtʃæn l[/t]] n.
naut. navig. a horizontal timber or ledge built outboard from the side of a sailing vessel to spread shrouds and backstays outward
Etymology: 1760–70; alter. of chain wale

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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