channeling

[ chan-l-ing ]
/ ˈtʃæn l ɪŋ /

noun

Architecture, Furniture. ornamentation with flutes or channels.
the practice of professedly entering a meditative or trancelike state in order to convey messages from a spiritual guide.

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Also especially British, chan·nel·ling.

Origin of channeling

First recorded in 1970–75

Definition for channeling (2 of 2)

channel1
[ chan-l ]
/ ˈtʃæn l /

noun

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.

to become marked by a channel: Soft earth has a tendency to channel during a heavy rain.

Origin of channel

1
1250–1300; Middle English chanel < Old French < Latin canālis waterpipe; see canal

OTHER WORDS FROM channel

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH channel

Chanel channel charnel
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British Dictionary definitions for channeling (1 of 3)

channel1
/ (ˈtʃænəl) /

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 canālis pipe, groove, conduit; see canal

British Dictionary definitions for channeling (2 of 3)

channel2
/ (ˈtʃænəl) /

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 channeling (3 of 3)

Channel
/ (ˈtʃænəl) /

noun

the Channel short for English Channel
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Scientific definitions for channeling

channel
[ chănəl ]

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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Idioms and Phrases with channeling

channel

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