channel

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[chan┬Ěnel]

A channel is a passageway, a means of access for a thing, a communication, or an idea.

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The hollow bed where a stream of water runs or may run.

Noun
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"

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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"

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a television station and its programs; "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels"

Noun
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"

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a path over which electrical signals can pass; "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company"

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Noun
(often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"

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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"

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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)

Verb
send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message"

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direct the flow of; "channel infomartion towards a broad audience"

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transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"


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The hollow bed where a stream of water runs or may run.

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The deeper part of a river, harbor, strait, etc., where the main current flows, or which affords the best and safest passage for vessels.

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A strait, or narrow sea, between two portions of lands; as, the British Channel.

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That through which anything passes; means of passing, conveying, or transmitting; as, the news was conveyed to us by different channels.

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A gutter; a groove, as in a fluted column.

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Flat ledges of heavy plank bolted edgewise to the outside of a vessel, to increase the spread of the shrouds and carry them clear of the bulwarks.

v. t.
To form a channel in; to cut or wear a channel or channels in; to groove.

v. t.
To course through or over, as in a channel.


Channel

Chan"nel , n. [OE. chanel, canel, OF. chanel, F. chenel, fr. L. canalis. See Canal.] 1. The hollow bed where a stream of water runs or may run. 2. The deeper part of a river, harbor, strait, etc., where the main current flows, or which affords the best and safest passage for vessels. 3. (Geog.) A strait, or narrow sea, between two portions of lands; as, the British Channel. 4. That through which anything passes; means of passing, conveying, or transmitting; as, the news was conveyed to us by different channels.
The veins are converging channels.
At best, he is but a channel to convey to the National assembly such matter as may import that body to know.
5. A gutter; a groove, as in a fluted column. 6. pl. [Cf. Chain wales.] (Naut.) Flat ledges of heavy plank bolted edgewise to the outside of a vessel, to increase the spread of the shrouds and carry them clear of the bulwarks. Channel bar, Channel iron (Arch.), an iron bar or beam having a section resembling a flat gutter or channel. -- Channel bill (Zo'94l.), a very large Australian cucko (Scythrops Nov'91hollandi'91. -- Channel goose. (Zo'94l.) See Gannet.

Channel

Chan"nel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Channeled , or Channelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Channeling, or Channelling.] 1. To form a channel in; to cut or wear a channel or channels in; to groove.
No more shall trenching war channel her fields.
2. To course through or over, as in a channel. Cowper.

The hollow bed where a stream of water runs or may run.

To form a channel in; to cut or wear a channel or channels in; to groove.

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Usage Examples

I'm generally quite an angry person, and I like to channel my anger toward something creative.

I think I'm drawn to more villain-type characters, because it's so cool to get to say all the things you want to say. In Hollywood, you get to this position where you have to bite your tongue so much. You take all your experiences of not being able to say what you really want to say, and channel that through your character.

I'm watching the Weather Channel more than I've ever watched it. I'm scared to death it's going to rain.

States have the responsibility to create rules and conditions for growth and development, and to channel the benefits to all citizens by providing education and making people able to participate in the economies, and in decision-making.

I normally ignore the History Channel.

I'm quite good at taking in information so I voraciously inhale Wikipedia - which may have some things wrong in it, but I think is generally more information than we had before. Last tour we didn't have Wikipedia. And then Discovery Channel and History Channel. I can take it in and retain what I think are the most important facts.

I'll watch any show on the History Channel.

Secretly, I'm a real big nerd. I'd rather stay home and play Scrabble than go to a Hollywood party, any day of the week. And I love reading about history and watching the Discovery Channel.

Watch the History Channel if you want it literal and historically perfect.

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Other Usage Examples

Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.

Country was about character. Country's changed because of monsters like Clear Channel who bought up all the stations and sliced them up into formats. Our demographic is now the soccer mom.

I'm so grateful for what Disney gave me and the experiences that I got, but at the end of the day, I can do so much more than what I did on that channel and in those movies.

I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up. Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts.

I'd try to channel my nervous energy in a positive way into strength and endurance. It didn't always work.

I was sad Jon Ronson, who wrote in the Guardian and has made a TV show for Channel 4, took against me.

I don't want to have to say, Honey, you know, could you turn off the sports channel because I'm not a big sports fan, and I don't love the television being on just for the sake of turning on. I'd like turning on for some thing specific.

People try to treat technology as an object, and it can't be. It can only be a channel.

Acting has given me a way to channel my angst. I feel like an overweight, pimply faced kid a lot of the time - and finding a way to access that insecurity, and put it toward something creative is incredibly rewarding. I feel very lucky.

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