channel

1
[ 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

Related forms

Can be confused

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

channel

1
/ (ˈtʃænəl) /

noun


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

Derived Forms

channeller, noun

Word Origin for channel

C13: from Old French chanel, from Latin canālis pipe, groove, conduit; see canal

British Dictionary definitions for channelled (2 of 3)

channel

2
/ (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 channelled (3 of 3)

Channel

/ (ˈtʃænəl) /

noun

the Channel short for English Channel

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Science definitions for channelled

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 channelled

channel

In addition to the idiom beginning with channel

  • channel surfing

also see:

  • go through channels

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