Channel - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtʃænl|  American pronunciation of the word channel
Brit.  |ˈtʃan(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word channel


- a path over which electrical signals can pass
- a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
- 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) (syn: groove)
- 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
- (often plural) a means of communication or access(syn: line)
- a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance(syn: canal, duct)
- a television station and its programs
- a way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors


- transmit or serve as the medium for transmission (syn: carry, conduct, convey, impart, transmit)
- direct the flow of
- send from one person or place to another (syn: channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport)


She's started channeling her anger towards me.

He channeled millions of dollars into the program.

Their irrigation system channels water to the corn fields.

The river has channelled its way through the rocks.

The kids are watching cartoons on the Disney Channel.

What channel is ER on?

He changed channels to watch the basketball game.

The U.S. is working through diplomatic channels to find a solution.

The new software will be sold through existing distribution channels.

It is important that we open channels of communication with the police.

St George's Channel

The sliding doors fit into these plastic channels.

Art provides a channel for the children's creativity.

Most of his energy was channeled into writing and lecturing.

Profits are channelled to conservation groups.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: channel
he/she/it: channels
present participle: channelling
past tense: channelled
past participle: channelled
singular: channel
plural: channels
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