verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of filter
Synonyms for filter
Examples from the Web for filterer
Historical Examples of filterer
If not sufficiently strong, pour out and return to the filterer.
Captain Crutchely, moreover, had a filterer for the cabin, and through it all the water used there was habitually passed.The Crater
James Fenimore Cooper
If one quart of coffee is desired, grind three gills of coffee, put it in the filterer and pour boiling water over it.
Word Origin for filter
1570s, from Medieval Latin filtrare, from filtrum (see filter (n.)). The figurative sense is from 1830. Related: Filtered; filtering.
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.
A computer software program that selectively screens out incoming information.