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Definition 1: device that removes something from whatever passes through it - [noun denoting artifact]

(filter is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of filter ) a filter that removes dust from the air that passes through it

(... is a kind of filter ) glass fibers spun and massed into bundles resembling wool

(... is a kind of filter ) a filter to remove impurities from the water supply

(... is a kind of filter ) a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through

(... is a kind of filter ) a filter that removes impurities from the oil used to lubricate an internal-combustion engine

(... is a kind of filter ) a transparent filter that reduces the light (or some wavelengths of the light) passing through it

(... is a kind of filter ) a filter in the fuel line that screens out dirt and rust particles from the fuel

(... is a kind of filter ) filter consisting of a layer of sand or gravel for filtering water

(... is a kind of filter ) a filter in a sink drain; traps debris but passes water

(... is a kind of filter ) filter (usually of paper) that passes the coffee and retains the coffee grounds

(... is a kind of filter ) layer of sand or gravel used to expose sewage effluent to air and the action of microorganisms

(... is a kind of filter ) a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material

Definition 2: an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it - [noun denoting artifact]

(filter is a kind of ...) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

(... is a kind of filter ) a filter that passes frequencies above a certain value and attenuates frequencies below that value

(... is a kind of filter ) a filter that passes frequencies below a certain value and attenuates frequencies above that value

Definition 3: remove by passing through a filter - [verb of contact]

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

  • filter out the impurities

Synonyms for filter in the sense of this definition

(filter is a kind of ...) divide into components or constituents

"Separate the wheat from the chaff"

Definition 4: pass through - [verb of contact]

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

  • Water permeates sand easily

Synonyms for filter in the sense of this definition

(filter is a kind of ...) pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

"The bullet penetrated her chest"

(... is a kind of filter ) pass into or through by filtering or permeating

"the substance infiltrated the material"

(... is a kind of filter ) cause (a liquid) to enter by penetrating the interstices

Definition 5: run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream - [verb of motion]

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

  • water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose
  • reports began to dribble in

Synonyms for filter in the sense of this definition

(filter is a kind of ...) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

(... is a kind of filter ) permeate or penetrate gradually

"the fertilizer leached into the ground"

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