Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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
1. To take the shape of a funnel.
2. To move through or as if through a funnel: tourists funneling slowly through customs.
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Past participle: funnelled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||funnel - a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends|
|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
|Verb||1.||funnel - move or pour through a funnel; "funnel the liquid into the small bottle"|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
1. conduct, direct, channel, convey, move, pass, pour, filter This device funnels the water from a downpipe into a butt.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
vt (= send) [+ funds, information] → faire passer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(for pouring) → Trichter m
(Naut, Rail) → Schornstein m; two-funnelled (Brit) or two-funneled (US) steamer → Dampfer m → mit zwei Schornsteinen
(US: = ventilation shaft etc) → Luftschacht m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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. tregter قِمْع фуния funil trychtýř der Trichter tragt χωνίembudo lehter قیف suppilo entonnoirמשפך फनल lijevak tölcsér corong trekt imbuto じょうご 깔때기 piltuvas piltuve corong trechtertraktlejek قیف funil pâlnie воронка lievik lijak levak tratt กรวย huni 漏斗 лійка قیف cái phễu 漏斗
2. a chimney on a ship etc through which smoke escapes. skoorsteen مِدْخَنَه комин chaminé komín der Schornstein skorsten φουγάροchimenea, conducto de humos korsten دودکش استوانه ای savupiippu cheminéeארובה धुआं निकलने का छिद्र brodski dimnjak kémény (mozdonyé, hajóé) cerobong reykháfur canna 煙突 (기선 등의) 굴뚝 kaminas (tvaikoņa, lokomotīves) dūmenis serombong pijpskorstein, pipekomin قيف: دكښنۍ دود كښ دقيف chaminé coş de fum дымовая труба komín dimnik dimnjak skorsten ปล่องควัน baca 煙囟 димар; димохід جہاز کی چمنی phần dưới ống khói 烟囟
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012