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fun·nel

 (fŭn′əl)
n.
1.
a. A conical utensil having a small hole or narrow tube at the apex and used to channel the flow of a substance, as into a small-mouthed container.
b. Something resembling this utensil in shape.
2. A shaft, flue, or stack for ventilation or the passage of smoke, especially the smokestack of a ship or locomotive.
v. fun·neled, fun·nel·ing, fun·nels or fun·nelled or fun·nel·ling
v.intr.
1. To take the shape of a funnel.
2. To move through or as if through a funnel: tourists funneling slowly through customs.
v.tr.
1. To cause to take the shape of a funnel.
2. To cause to move through or as if through a funnel.

[Middle English fonel, from Provençal fonilh, from Late Latin fundibulum, from Latin īnfundibulum, from īnfundere, to pour in; see infuse.]

funnel

(ˈfʌnəl)
n
1. (Tools) a hollow utensil with a wide mouth tapering to a small hole, used for pouring liquids, powders, etc, into a narrow-necked vessel
2. something resembling this in shape or function
3. (Nautical Terms) a smokestack for smoke and exhaust gases, as on a steamship or steam locomotive
4. (Building) a shaft or tube, as in a building, for ventilation
vb, -nels, nelling or -nelled, -nels, -neling or -neled
5. to move or cause to move or pour through or as if through a funnel
6. to concentrate or focus or be concentrated or focused in a particular direction: they funnelled their attention on the problem.
7. (intr) to take on a funnel-like shape
[C15: from Old Provençal fonilh, ultimately from Latin infundibulum funnel, hopper (in a mill), from infundere to pour in]
ˈfunnel-ˌlike adj

fun•nel

(ˈfʌn l)

n., v. -neled, -nel•ing (esp. Brit.) -nelled, -nel•ling. n.
1. a cone-shaped utensil with a tube at the apex for conducting liquid or other substance through a small opening, as into a bottle, jug, or the like.
2. a smokestack, esp. of a steamship.
3. a flue, tube, or shaft, as for ventilation.
v.t.
4. to concentrate or focus: They funneled their profits into research projects.
5. to pour through or as if through a funnel.
v.i.
6. to pass through or as if through a funnel.
[1375–1425; late Middle English fonel < early Gascon fonilh « Latin infundibulum]

fun·nel

(fŭn′əl)
A utensil with a wide opening at one end and a tube at the other, used to pour liquids or other substances into a container with a small mouth.

funnel


Past participle: funnelled
Gerund: funnelling

Imperative
funnel
funnel
Present
I funnel
you funnel
he/she/it funnels
we funnel
you funnel
they funnel
Preterite
I funnelled
you funnelled
he/she/it funnelled
we funnelled
you funnelled
they funnelled
Present Continuous
I am funnelling
you are funnelling
he/she/it is funnelling
we are funnelling
you are funnelling
they are funnelling
Present Perfect
I have funnelled
you have funnelled
he/she/it has funnelled
we have funnelled
you have funnelled
they have funnelled
Past Continuous
I was funnelling
you were funnelling
he/she/it was funnelling
we were funnelling
you were funnelling
they were funnelling
Past Perfect
I had funnelled
you had funnelled
he/she/it had funnelled
we had funnelled
you had funnelled
they had funnelled
Future
I will funnel
you will funnel
he/she/it will funnel
we will funnel
you will funnel
they will funnel
Future Perfect
I will have funnelled
you will have funnelled
he/she/it will have funnelled
we will have funnelled
you will have funnelled
they will have funnelled
Future Continuous
I will be funnelling
you will be funnelling
he/she/it will be funnelling
we will be funnelling
you will be funnelling
they will be funnelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been funnelling
you have been funnelling
he/she/it has been funnelling
we have been funnelling
you have been funnelling
they have been funnelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been funnelling
you will have been funnelling
he/she/it will have been funnelling
we will have been funnelling
you will have been funnelling
they will have been funnelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been funnelling
you had been funnelling
he/she/it had been funnelling
we had been funnelling
you had been funnelling
they had been funnelling
Conditional
I would funnel
you would funnel
he/she/it would funnel
we would funnel
you would funnel
they would funnel
Past Conditional
I would have funnelled
you would have funnelled
he/she/it would have funnelled
we would have funnelled
you would have funnelled
they would have funnelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.funnel - a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two endsfunnel - a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends
cone shape, conoid, cone - a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
2.funnel - a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end; used to channel the flow of substances into a container with a small mouth
bell - the flared opening of a tubular device
utensil - an implement for practical use (especially in a household)
3.funnel - (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
smokestack, stack - a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated
Verb1.funnel - move or pour through a funnel; "funnel the liquid into the small bottle"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

funnel

noun
1. pipe, tube, pipeline, duct Use a funnel to re-fuel.
2. chimney, shaft, vent, flue a ship with three masts and two funnels
verb
1. conduct, direct, channel, convey, move, pass, pour, filter This device funnels the water from a downpipe into a butt.
2. channel, direct, pour, filter, convey The centre will funnel money into research.
Translations
قُمْعقِمْعمِدْخَنَه
trychtýřkomín
tragtskorsten
suppilotratti
lijevak
hajókéménykéménytölcsér
reykháfurtrekt
じょうご
깔때기
dūmenispiltuve
cos
lijakdimnik
tratt
กรวย
phễu

funnel

[ˈfʌnl]
A. N (for pouring) → embudo m; [of ship, steam engine etc] → chimenea f
B. VT [+ traffic etc] → canalizar (through por) [+ aid,finance] → encauzar, canalizar (through a través de)

funnel

[ˈfʌnəl]
n
(for pouring)entonnoir m
[ship] → cheminée f
vt (= send) [+ funds, information] → faire passer

funnel

n
(for pouring) → Trichter m
(Naut, Rail) → Schornstein m; two-funnelled (Brit) or two-funneled (US) steamerDampfer mmit zwei Schornsteinen
(US: = ventilation shaft etc) → Luftschacht m
vt liquid, grainleiten; (fig) attention, energies, information, fundsschleusen

funnel

[ˈfʌnl] n (for pouring) → imbuto; (of steam engine, ship) → fumaiolo, ciminiera

funnel

(ˈfanl) noun
1. a tube which is wide-mouthed at one end and narrow-mouthed at the other through which liquid can be poured into a narrow bottle etc. You will need a funnel if you are going to pour petrol into that can.
2. a chimney on a ship etc through which smoke escapes.

funnel

قُمْع trychtýř tragt Trichter χωνί embudo suppilo entonnoir lijevak imbuto じょうご 깔때기 trechter trakt lej funil воронка tratt กรวย huni phễu 漏斗

fun·nel

n. embudo.
References in classic literature ?
A bitter sense of wrong and the thought of Jenny Snow helped her to bear it, and, taking the ignominious place, she fixed her eyes on the stove funnel above what now seemed a sea of faces, and stood there, so motionless and white that the girls found it hard to study with that pathetic figure before them.
The wind, which had been freshening, now sang in louder tones as it hummed through the rigging and the funnel stays and bowled over the receiving conductors of the wireless.
It was a low-studded room, with a beam across the ceiling, panelled with dark wood, and having a large chimney-piece, set round with pictured tiles, but now closed by an iron fire-board, through which ran the funnel of a modern stove.
One often sees a tourist, with the eloquent tears pouring down his cheeks, funnel his hands at his wife's ear, and hears him roar through them, "OH, TO BE THERE AND AT REST
There was a black barge, or some other kind of superannuated boat, not far off, high and dry on the ground, with an iron funnel sticking out of it for a chimney and smoking very cosily; but nothing else in the way of a habitation that was visible to me.
We examined them successively, to see if one of them had not a funnel, showing that it had been tapped at some time or another.
At this moment, also, a long black funnel, crowned with wreaths of smoke, appeared on the edge of the waters.
A kind of arm carried a complicated metallic case, about which green flashes scintillated, and out of the funnel of this there smoked the Heat-Ray.
Here and there gleams as of a few scattered pieces of silver marked the windings of the great river; and on the nearest of them, just within the bar, the tug steaming right into the land became lost to my sight, hull and funnel and masts, as though the impassive earth had swallowed her up without an effort, without a tremor.
This blast is said to be caused by a narrow gap or funnel in the mountains, through which the river forces its way between perpendicular precipices, resembling cut rocks.
This canteen (with a funnel on its top, like a cavalier cap slouched over the eyes) was set on edge upon the puncheon, with the hole toward myself; and through this hole, which seemed puckered up like the mouth of a very precise old maid, the creature was emitting certain rumbling and grumbling noises which he evidently intended for intelligible talk.
These hideous beasts dig for themselves vast caverns in the soil, of a funnel shape, and line the sides of them with, rocks, so disposed one upon the other that they fall instantly, when trodden upon by other animals, thus precipitating them into the monster's dens, where their blood is immediately sucked, and their carcasses afterwards hurled contemptuously out to an immense distance from "the caverns of death.