- a flute in a column, especially one having no fillet between it and other flutes.
- any of the prominent vertical grooves in a triglyph.
- feed(def 23): Learn how to create your own web channel.
- a web page or website that distributes frequently updated content by means of a feed: Subscribe to my YouTube channel.
- any structural member, as one of reinforced concrete, having the form of three sides of a rectangle.
- a number of such members: channel in 100-foot lengths.
- channel iron.
verb (used with object), chan·neled, chan·nel·ing or (especially British) chan·nelled, chan·nel·ling.
verb (used without object), chan·neled, chan·nel·ing or (especially British) chan·nelled, chan·nel·ling.
- channel back,
- channel bass,
- channel captain,
- channel catfish,
- channel country
Origin of channel1
or chain wale, chain-wale
Origin of channel2
Examples from the Web for channel
They get $8 million to dredge the channel for pleasure boats to sail to Catalina Island.
It cropped up on a Kurdish channel and on a local German channel.
The official Russian state newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta republished the images along with Channel 1's report.
The Internet news agency slon.ru compiled a list of all the mistakes in the broadcast by Channel 1.
Archaeologists have an uncanny ability to ignore the discomforts and channel the time period and the people they're studying.
That night, after telegraphing the consul at Gibraltar of his coming, he crossed the channel.The Wreck of the Titan|Morgan Robertson
He had been several times on the very point of making a personal attempt to repair his failing fortunes beyond the Channel.Owen Glyndwr and the Last Struggle for Welsh Independence|Arthur Granville Bradley
This caution was ignored by the "Fire Canoe's" captain, who ran his boat down into the channel that we had broken.Old Times on the Upper Mississippi|George Byron Merrick
The water in this channel was of a clear green colour, and decidedly salt.
Had the English known the channel, this might have been a more easy task than it was likely to prove.The Three Midshipmen|W.H.G. Kingston
- a band of radio frequencies assigned for a particular purpose, esp the broadcasting of a television signal
- a path for an electromagnetic signala stereo set has two channels
- a thin semiconductor layer between the source and drain of a field-effect transistor, the conductance of which is controlled by the gate voltage
- a path along which data can be transmitted between a central processing unit and one or more peripheral devices
- one of the lines along the length of a paper tape on which information can be stored in the form of punched holes
verb -nels, -nelling or -nelled or US -nels, -neling or -neled
Word Origin for channel
Word Origin for channel
early 14c., "bed of running water," from Old French chanel "bed of a waterway; tube, pipe, gutter," from Latin canalis "groove, channel, waterpipe" (see canal). Given a broader, figurative sense 1530s (of information, commerce, etc.); meaning "circuit for telegraph communication" (1848) probably led to that of "band of frequency for radio or TV signals" (1928). The Channel Islands are the French Îles Anglo-Normandes.
1590s, "to wear channels in," from channel (n.). Meaning "convey in a channel" is from 1640s. Related: Channeled; channeling.
In addition to the idiom beginning with channel
- channel surfing
- go through channels