- 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.
Origin of channel1
Synonyms for channel
or chain wale, chain-wale
Origin of channel2
Related Words for channelmedium, means, tunnel, route, carrier, avenue, agency, instrument, vehicle, funnel, siphon, carry, convey, transmit, transport, gully, duct, strait, course, slit
Examples from the Web for channel
Contemporary Examples of channel
They get $8 million to dredge the channel for pleasure boats to sail to Catalina Island.Congress’ Gift That Keeps on Giving
P. J. O’Rourke
December 20, 2014
It cropped up on a Kurdish channel and on a local German channel.Dutch Biker Gangs Vs. ISIS
Nadette De Visser, Christopher Dickey
December 9, 2014
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.The Real-Life Raiders of the Lost Ark
November 14, 2014
Historical Examples of channel
Martin smiled cynically as he let his thoughts drift along this channel.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
On the other side of the Channel a vast literature on the subject has sprung up.In the Heart of Vosges
Next morning, however, we saw her at anchor in the channel that leads to Kingston.
This was blocking the channel, and there was no more chance for getting off in that way.
Agreeing to this plan they crossed the channel and camped at Klu-quilth-coose.Indian Legends of Vancouver Island
- 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