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.
Origin of funnel
Related Words for funnelpour, filter, transmit, siphon, channel, move, pipe, convey, conduct, carry, pass, traject
Examples from the Web for funnel
Contemporary Examples of 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
July 24, 2014
So why, then, is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel lobbying the Illinois legislature to funnel more people into prison for longer?Are Prisons Bleeding Us Dry?
Sheila A. Bedi
December 1, 2013
Basically, Time Warner Cable agreed to funnel more cash to CBS.Wall Street Plays Defense
September 3, 2013
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.
Historical Examples of funnel
Pour it through a funnel into half-pint bottles, and cork them well.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
A Prairie-dog hole is shaped like a funnel, going straight down.
On the outside the ground slopes away gently from the funnel.
She had not a sail aloft nor a plume of smoke in her funnel.
The funnel was freshly painted black with a red band at the top.
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.