Associations to the word «Channel»


CHANNEL, noun. The physical confine of a river or slough, consisting of a bed and banks.
CHANNEL, noun. The natural or man-made deeper course through a reef, bar, bay, or any shallow body of water.
CHANNEL, noun. The navigable part of a river.
CHANNEL, noun. A narrow body of water between two land masses.
CHANNEL, noun. That through which anything passes; means of conveying or transmitting.
CHANNEL, noun. A gutter; a groove, as in a fluted column.
CHANNEL, noun. (nautical) (in the plural) Flat ledges of heavy plank bolted edgewise to the outside of a vessel, to increase the spread of the shrouds and carry them clear of the bulwarks.
CHANNEL, noun. (electronics) A connection between initiating and terminating nodes of a circuit.
CHANNEL, noun. (electronics) The narrow conducting portion of a MOSFET transistor.
CHANNEL, noun. (communication) The part that connects a data source to a data sink.
CHANNEL, noun. (communication) A path for conveying electrical or electromagnetic signals, usually distinguished from other parallel paths.
CHANNEL, noun. (communication) A single path provided by a transmission medium via physical separation, such as by multipair cable.
CHANNEL, noun. (communication) A single path provided by a transmission medium via spectral or protocol separation, such as by frequency or time-division multiplexing.
CHANNEL, noun. (broadcasting) A specific radio frequency or band of frequencies, usually in conjunction with a predetermined letter, number, or codeword, and allocated by international agreement.
CHANNEL, noun. (broadcasting) A specific radio frequency or band of frequencies used for transmitting television.
CHANNEL, noun. (storage) The portion of a storage medium, such as a track or a band, that is accessible to a given reading or writing station or head.
CHANNEL, noun. (technic) The way in a turbine pump where the pressure is built up.
CHANNEL, noun. (business) (marketing) A distribution channel
CHANNEL, noun. (Internet) A particular area for conversations on an IRC network, analogous to a chatroom and often dedicated to a specific topic.
CHANNEL, noun. (Internet) An obsolete means of delivering up-to-date Internet content.
CHANNEL, noun. A psychic or medium who temporarily takes on the personality of somebody else.
CHANNEL, verb. To direct the flow of something.
CHANNEL, verb. To assume the personality of another person, typically a historic figure, in a theatrical or paranormal presentation.
CHANNEL, noun. (nautical) The wale of a sailing ship which projects beyond the gunwale and to which the shrouds attach via the chains.
CHANNEL, proper noun. (by ellipsis) the English Channel
CHANNEL CAT, noun. Alternative form of channel catfish
CHANNEL CATFISH, noun. A fish of the species Ictalurus punctatus, native to eastern North America.
CHANNEL COAL, noun. (geology) A kind of coal historically found near ground surface which split like shale rock and burned with medium smoke, a yellow flame and a sulfur smell.
CHANNEL FEVER, noun. (dated) (nautical) the excitement on board ship as she approaches her destination with the prospect of liberty ashore.
CHANNEL FLASHING, noun. A type of flashing used at roof-to-wall junctures and other roof-to-vertical plane intersections where an integral gutter is needed to handle runoff.
CHANNEL ISLAND FOX, noun. Urocyon littoralis, a species of fox native to the Channel Islands off the coast of California. Each of the six largest islands in the chain has its own native subspecies of fox.
CHANNEL ISLAND FOXES, noun. Plural of Channel Island fox
CHANNEL ISLAND MILK, noun. A type of creamy, light-beige-coloured milk originally from the Jersey and Guernsey breeds of cattle native to the Channel Islands.
CHANNEL ISLANDER, noun. A native or inhabitant of the Channel Islands.
CHANNEL ISLANDERS, noun. Plural of Channel Islander
CHANNEL ISLANDS, proper noun. A group of islands in the English Channel - Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Brecqhou, Lihou, Jethou and Burhou
CHANNEL ISLANDS, proper noun. A group of islands off the coast of California
CHANNEL OF DISTRIBUTION, noun. Alternative form of distribution channel
CHANNEL STOPPER, noun. (slang) A television broadcast that causes the viewer to stop flipping through channels with their remote control and watch it, usually a blockbuster, sleeper hit, cult classic or broadcast containing celebrities.
CHANNEL SURF, verb. To quickly scan the channels on a television using a remote control.
CHANNEL SURFED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of channel surf
CHANNEL SURFING, verb. Present participle of channel surf
CHANNEL SURFS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of channel surf
CHANNEL TUNNEL, proper noun. The man-made tunnel under the English Channel joining England and France.

Dictionary definition

CHANNEL, noun. A path over which electrical signals can pass; "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company".
CHANNEL, noun. A passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through; "the fields were crossed with irrigation channels"; "gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street".
CHANNEL, noun. 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).
CHANNEL, noun. 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; "the ship went aground in the channel".
CHANNEL, noun. (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms".
CHANNEL, noun. A bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs".
CHANNEL, noun. A television station and its programs; "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels".
CHANNEL, noun. A way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors; "possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores".
CHANNEL, verb. Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat".
CHANNEL, verb. Direct the flow of; "channel information towards a broad audience".
CHANNEL, verb. Send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message".

Wise words

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
Yiddish Proverb