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Meaning & Definition of Channel in English

English

Channel

/ʧænəl/

noun

1. A path over which electrical signals can pass

  • "A channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company"
    synonym:
  • channel
  • ,
  • transmission channel

2. A passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through

  • "The fields were crossed with irrigation channels"
  • "Gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street"
    synonym:
  • channel

3. A long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)

    synonym:
  • groove
  • ,
  • channel

4. A deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels

  • "The ship went aground in the channel"
    synonym:
  • channel

5. (often plural) a means of communication or access

  • "It must go through official channels"
  • "Lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
    synonym:
  • channel
  • ,
  • communication channel
  • ,
  • line

6. A bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance

  • "The tear duct was obstructed"
  • "The alimentary canal"
  • "Poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
    synonym:
  • duct
  • ,
  • epithelial duct
  • ,
  • canal
  • ,
  • channel

7. A television station and its programs

  • "A satellite tv channel"
  • "Surfing through the channels"
  • "They offer more than one hundred channels"
    synonym:
  • channel
  • ,
  • television channel
  • ,
  • TV channel

8. A way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors

  • "Possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores"
    synonym:
  • distribution channel
  • ,
  • channel

verb

1. Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

  • "Sound carries well over water"
  • "The airwaves carry the sound"
  • "Many metals conduct heat"
    synonym:
  • impart
  • ,
  • conduct
  • ,
  • transmit
  • ,
  • convey
  • ,
  • carry
  • ,
  • channel

2. Direct the flow of

  • "Channel information towards a broad audience"
    synonym:
  • channel
  • ,
  • canalize
  • ,
  • canalise

3. Send from one person or place to another

  • "Transmit a message"
    synonym:
  • transmit
  • ,
  • transfer
  • ,
  • transport
  • ,
  • channel
  • ,
  • channelize
  • ,
  • channelise

Examples of using

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