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channel

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[ chan-l ]
/ 藞t蕛忙n l /
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noun
verb (used with object), chan路neled, chan路nel路ing or (especially British) chan路nelled, chan路nel路ling.
verb (used without object), chan路neled, chan路nel路ing or (especially British) chan路nelled, chan路nel路ling.
to become marked by a channel: Soft earth has a tendency to channel during a heavy rain.
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Origin of channel

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First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English chanel, can(n)el, from Old French chanel, canel, from Latin can膩lis 鈥渨aterpipe, conduit鈥; see canal

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Other definitions for channel (2 of 2)

channel2
[ chan-l ]
/ 藞t蕛忙n l /

noun
a horizontal timber or ledge built outboard from the side of a sailing vessel to spread shrouds and backstays outward.
Also chain wale, chain-wale [cheyn-weyl, chan-l] /藞t蕛e瑟n藢we瑟l, 藞t蕛忙n l/ .

Origin of channel

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First recorded in 1760鈥70; variant of chain wale
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British Dictionary definitions for channel (1 of 3)

channel1
/ (藞t蕛忙nl) /

noun
verb -nels, -nelling or -nelled or US -nels, -neling or -neled

Derived forms of channel

channeller, noun

Word Origin for channel

C13: from Old French chanel, from Latin can膩lis pipe, groove, conduit; see canal

British Dictionary definitions for channel (2 of 3)

channel2
/ (藞t蕛忙nl) /

noun
nautical a flat timber or metal ledge projecting from the hull of a vessel above the chainplates to increase the angle of the shrouds

Word Origin for channel

C18: variant of earlier chainwale; see chain, wale 1 (planking)

British Dictionary definitions for channel (3 of 3)

Channel
/ (藞t蕛忙nl) /

noun
the Channel short for English Channel
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Medical definitions for channel

channel
[ ch膬n蓹l ]

n.
A furrow, tube, or other groovelike passageway through which something flows.
An aqueous pathway through a protein molecule in a cell membrane that modulates the electrical potential across the membrane by controlling the passage of small inorganic ions into and out of the cell.ion channel protein channel
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Scientific definitions for channel

channel
[ ch膬n蓹l ]

A specified frequency band for the transmission and reception of electromagnetic signals, as for television signals.
The part of a field effect transistor, usually U-shaped, through which current flows from the source to the drain. See more at field effect transistor.
A pathway through a protein molecule in a cell membrane that modulates the electrical potential across the membrane by controlling the passage of small inorganic ions into and out of the cell.
The bed or deepest part of a river or harbor.
A large strait, especially one that connects two seas.
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