verb (used with object), fun·neled, fun·nel·ing or (especially British) fun·nelled, fun·nel·ling.
verb (used without object), fun·neled, fun·nel·ing or (especially British) fun·nelled, fun·nel·ling.
- funk, casimir,
- funnel cake,
- funnel cap,
- funnel chest,
- funnel cloud,
- funnel-shaped pelvis
Origin of funnel
Examples from the Web for funnel
ISIS is able to funnel about 30 to 50 suicide bombers a month into Iraq.ISIS ‘Worse Than Al Qaeda,‘ Says Top State Department Official|Tim Mak|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So why, then, is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel lobbying the Illinois legislature to funnel more people into prison for longer?
Basically, Time Warner Cable agreed to funnel more cash to CBS.
The funnel swerved off the road and came sweeping up the hillside toward them.
The funnel was roaring in the depths of the woods; William boldly pursued it for another half mile.
When Mossamedes lifted, two masts and the top of a funnel cut the horizon.Kit Musgrave's Luck|Harold Bindloss
The funnel traps used for catching the racers also caught many other kinds of animals.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor|Henry S. Fitch
There is the funnel of the great unwieldy ferry-object—she is just edging in.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
Had he come an hour later he would have found nothing above water but the funnel of the steamer.The World's Greatest Books, Volume V.|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Dilute nitric acid is then poured through the funnel and leaden pipe.
verb -nels, nelling or -nelled or US -nels, -neling or -neled
Word Origin for funnel
c.1400, from Middle French fonel, from Provençal enfounilh, "a word from the Southern wine trade" [Weekley], from Late Latin fundibulum, shortened from Latin infundibulum "a funnel or hopper in a mill," from infundere "pour in," from in- "in" + fundere "pour" (see found (v.2)).
1590s, from funnel (n.). Related: Funneled; funneling.