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funnel

[ fuhn-l ]
/ 藞f蕦n l /
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noun
verb (used with object), fun路neled, fun路nel路ing or (especially British) fun路nelled, fun路nel路ling.
to concentrate, channel, or focus: They funneled all income into research projects.
to pour through or as if through a funnel.
verb (used without object), fun路neled, fun路nel路ing or (especially British) fun路nelled, fun路nel路ling.
to pass through or as if through a funnel.
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Origin of funnel

1375鈥1425; late Middle English fonel<Old Proven莽al fonilh (Gascon ) <Vulgar Latin *fundibulum, for Latin infundibulum, derivative of infundere to pour in

OTHER WORDS FROM funnel

fun路nel路like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for funnel

funnel
/ (藞f蕦nl) /

noun
a hollow utensil with a wide mouth tapering to a small hole, used for pouring liquids, powders, etc, into a narrow-necked vessel
something resembling this in shape or function
a smokestack for smoke and exhaust gases, as on a steamship or steam locomotive
a shaft or tube, as in a building, for ventilation
verb -nels, nelling or -nelled or US -nels, -neling or -neled

Derived forms of funnel

funnel-like, adjective

Word Origin for funnel

C15: from Old Proven莽al fonilh, ultimately from Latin infundibulum funnel, hopper (in a mill), from infundere to pour in
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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