verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- filter bed,
- filter bubble,
- filter cake,
- filter factor,
- filter feeder
Origin of filter
Examples from the Web for filter
We are overwhelmed with data from every quarter, and our capacity to filter fact from fraud is limited.
By using some sort of filter—like, perhaps, a universally understood saying—the trait is more easily conveyed.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Basically, my mother said with a touch of embarrassment, everyone else seemed to have a filter, so they bought one, too.
According to the box, the filter will provide me with better-tasting water.
You research a world, and then you filter the results to fit a story.Writing a Novel: Even Making It Up Requires Research|Ridley Pearson|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Expose again to sunlight, filter, and bath is ready for use.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
The fluid may be poured into the filter itself, and used in the ordinary manner.The Art and Practice of Silver Printing|H. P. Robinson
The form of precipitation generally adopted was to add sulphate of iron to the liquid drawn from the filter.
Put the paste, back in the grinder or in the mortar, grind or pound again, then filter again with another third of the water.The Italian Cook Book|Maria Gentile
Through the filtrate pass a rapid current of sulphuretted hydrogen, allow to settle, and filter.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
Word Origin for filter
early 15c., from Old French filtre and directly from Medieval Latin filtrum "felt," which was used to strain impurities from liquid, from West Germanic *filtiz (see felt (n.)). Of cigarettes, from 1908.
1570s, from Medieval Latin filtrare, from filtrum (see filter (n.)). The figurative sense is from 1830. Related: Filtered; filtering.
A computer software program that selectively screens out incoming information.