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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.]
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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
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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]
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
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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)
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

funnel

[ˈfʌnəl]
n
(for pouring)entonnoir m
[ship] → cheminée f
vt (= send) [+ funds, information] → faire passer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

funnel

[ˈfʌnl] n (for pouring) → imbuto; (of steam engine, ship) → fumaiolo, ciminiera
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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

fun·nel

n. embudo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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