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Definition 1: a way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors - [noun denoting act]

Samples where channel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores

Synonyms for channel in the sense of this definition

(channel is a kind of ...) the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service

"most companies have a manager in charge of marketing"

Definition 2: a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where channel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fields were crossed with irrigation channels
  • gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street

(channel is a kind of ...) a way through or along which someone or something may pass

(... is a kind of channel ) a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater

(... is a kind of channel ) a channel or gutter on either side of a ship's keelson; carries bilge water into the pump well

Definition 3: a television station and its programs - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where channel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a satellite TV channel
  • surfing through the channels
  • they offer more than one hundred channels

Synonyms for channel in the sense of this definition

(channel is a kind of ...) station for the production and transmission of television broadcasts

Definition 4: a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance - [noun denoting body]

Samples where channel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tear duct was obstructed
  • the alimentary canal
  • poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs

Synonyms for channel in the sense of this definition

(channel is a kind of ...) a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass

"the nasal passages"

(... is a kind of channel ) any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal

(... is a kind of channel ) a canal connecting the third and fourth ventricles

(... is a kind of channel ) either of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder

(... is a kind of channel ) duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct

(... is a kind of channel ) a spindle-shaped canal extending from the uterus to the vagina

(... is a kind of channel ) membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta

(... is a kind of channel ) the lower part of the female reproductive tract; a moist canal in female mammals extending from the labia minora to the uterus

"the vagina receives the penis during coitus" "the vagina is elastic enough to allow the passage of a fetus"

(... is a kind of channel ) a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens

(... is a kind of channel ) a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct

(... is a kind of channel ) the efferent duct of the testis in man

(... is a kind of channel ) a part of the seminal duct formed by the duct from the seminal vesicle and the vas deferens; passes through the prostate gland

(... is a kind of channel ) a duct with cartilaginous walls

(... is a kind of channel ) any of the smallest bronchial ducts; ending in alveoli

(... is a kind of channel ) tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination

(... is a kind of channel ) a duct through which saliva passes from the salivary gland into the mouth

(... is a kind of channel ) a vascular duct that carries lymph which is eventually added to the venous blood circulation

(... is a kind of channel ) the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes

(... is a kind of channel ) a very small duct

(... is a kind of channel ) a small canal or duct as in some bones and parts of plants

(... is a kind of channel ) a circular canal in the eye that drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into the anterior ciliary veins

(... is a kind of channel ) a wide channel containing blood; does not have the coating of an ordinary blood vessel

(... is a kind of channel ) any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands

(... is a kind of channel ) a duct that carries tears from the lacrimal sac to the nasal cavity

(... is a kind of channel ) any of the many tiny canals that contain blood vessels and connective tissue and that form a network in bone

(... is a kind of channel ) the duct that drains bile from the liver

(... is a kind of channel ) oblique passage through the lower abdominal wall; in males it is the passage through which the testes descend into the scrotum and it contains the spermatic cord; in females it transmits the round ligament of the uterus

(... is a kind of channel ) a duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum

(... is a kind of channel ) a duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine

(... is a kind of channel ) ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple

(channel is a part of ...) the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear

Definition 5: a path over which electrical signals can pass - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where channel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company

Synonyms for channel in the sense of this definition

(channel is a kind of ...) communication by means of transmitted signals

Definition 6: (often plural) a means of communication or access - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where channel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it must go through official channels
  • lines of communication were set up between the two firms

Synonyms for channel in the sense of this definition

(channel is a kind of ...) the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

"they could not act without official communication from Moscow"

(... is a kind of channel ) an alternative to the regular channels of communication that is used when agreements must be made secretly (especially in diplomacy or government)

"they negotiated via a back channel"

(... is a kind of channel ) (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood

"the writer is the lens through which history can be seen"

(... is a kind of channel ) a channel for communication between groups

"he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"

(... is a kind of channel ) plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)

(channel is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 7: 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 - [noun denoting object]

Samples where channel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ship went aground in the channel

(channel is a kind of ...) the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

"they invaded our territorial waters" "they were sitting by the water's edge"

(... is a kind of channel ) (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion

(... is a kind of channel ) natural or artificial channel through which water flows

(... is a kind of channel ) a narrow channel or strait

(... is a kind of channel ) a channel in which a tidal current runs

(... is a kind of channel ) a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water

(... is a kind of channel ) a small channel (as one formed by soil erosion)

(... is an instance of channel) a channel separating Manhattan from the Bronx

(... is an instance of channel) an arm of the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and southeastern Africa

(... is an instance of channel) a channel in southeastern Virginia through which the Elizabeth River and the James River flow into Chesapeake Bay

(... is an instance of channel) an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that forms a channel between France and Britain

(... is an instance of channel) a channel between eastern Cuba and western Haiti that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Caribbean Sea

(channel belongs to category ...) a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)

"the river was navigable for 50 miles"

Definition 8: 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) - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for channel in the sense of this definition

(channel is a kind of ...) a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

(... is a kind of channel ) a rectangular groove cut into a board so that another piece can fit into it

(... is a kind of channel ) a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)

(... is a kind of channel ) a narrow groove beside a beading

(... is a kind of channel ) a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together

(... is a kind of channel ) a groove on a phonograph recording

(... is a kind of channel ) a groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels)

(... is a kind of channel ) any of a number of tiny parallel grooves such as: the scratches left by a glacier on rocks or the streaks or ridges in muscle tissue

(... is a kind of channel ) the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water

"it was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road"

Definition 9: send from one person or place to another - [verb of contact]

Samples where channel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • transmit a message

Synonyms for channel in the sense of this definition

(channel is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of channel ) go or come after and bring or take back

"Get me those books over there, please" "Could you bring the wine?" "The dog fetched the hat"

(... is a kind of channel ) transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another

(... is a kind of channel ) transmit

"propagate sound or light through air"

(... is a kind of channel ) bring to a certain spiritual state

(... is a kind of channel ) let (something) fall or spill from a container

"turn the flour onto a plate"

(... is a kind of channel ) to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place

"He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept"

Definition 10: direct the flow of - [verb of motion]

Samples where channel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • channel information towards a broad audience

(channel is a kind of ...) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Definition 11: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission - [verb of motion]

Samples where channel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Sound carries well over water
  • The airwaves carry the sound
  • Many metals conduct heat

Synonyms for channel in the sense of this definition

(channel is a kind of ...) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

"Bring me the box from the other room" "Take these letters to the boss" "This brings me to the main point"

(... is a kind of channel ) carry somewhere (of water or current or waves)

"The tide washed up the corpse"

(... is a kind of channel ) bring in through pipes

"Music was piped into the offices"

(... is a kind of channel ) transmit

"The microphone brought in the sounds from the room next to mine"

(... is a kind of channel ) transmit again

(channel has a similar meaning as ...) serve as a means for expressing something

"The painting of Mary carries motherly love" "His voice carried a lot of anger"

(channel has a similar meaning as ...) be conveyed over a certain distance

"Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"

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