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Definition of the noun funnel

What does funnel mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: funnels

  1. a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • synonym of funnel: funnel shape
    • more generic terms: cone / cone shape / conoid = a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
  2. 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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: utensil = an implement for practical use
    • part: bell = the flared opening of a tubular device
  3. (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)
    • domain: ship
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: smokestack / stack = a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated
    • part of: ship = a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Alternative definition of the noun funnel

noun

  1. A utensil of the shape of an inverted hollow cone, terminating below in a pipe, and used for conveying liquids etc. into a close vessel; a tunnel.
  2. A passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance; specifically, a smoke flue or pipe; the chimney of a steamship or the like.

Definition of the verb funnel

What does funnel mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: funnelled, funnelling

  1. move or pour through a funnel
    • examples: funnel the liquid into the small bottle | The women funnel water into the bowl
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]I put the book here/there | I spooned the sauce there
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] between / in between [Destination, plural]He wedged the diamond between shifting dunes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] into / onto [Destination]I funneled the mixture into the bottle
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] into [Destination]The company is wedging into new markets

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): bang, dump, hammer, pound, push, ram, shake, squeeze, sweep, wedge.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Alternative definition of the verb funnel

verb

  1. To use a funnel.
  2. To proceed through a narrow gap or passageway akin to a funnel; to narrow or condense.
  3. [transitive] To direct (money or resources).

Film

"Funnel" is a 2013 short comedy adventure film written and directed by Andre Hyland.

Music

"Funnel" is a musical EP of The Cedars Two.

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Miscellanea

  1. Funnel: A funnel is the smokestack or chimney on a ship used to expel boiler steam and smoke or engine exhaust. They are also commonly referred to as stacks.
  2. Funnel: In Computer Science, a funnel is a synchronization primitive used in kernel development to protect system resources. First used on Digital UNIX as a way to "funnel" device driver execution onto a single processor, funnels are now used in the Mac OS X kernel to serialize access to the BSD portion of xnu.

Phrases with funnel

Phrases starting with the word funnel:

  1. funnel web
  2. Funnel Cake
  3. Funnel Lily
  4. Funnel Mark
  5. Funnel Plot
  6. funnel cloud
  7. funnel shape
  8. Funnel Weaver
  9. funnel-shaped
  10. Funnel Supercoil
  11. Funnel Chanterelle

Phrases ending with the word funnel:

  1. to funnel
  2. Filter Funnel
  3. Büchner Funnel
  4. Weighing Funnel
  5. Separating Funnel
  6. Desognaphosa funnel

Other phrases containing the word funnel:

  1. Blue Funnel Lily
  2. Pink Funnel Lily
  3. Cuban Funnel-Eared Bat

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for funnel

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Google previewGoogle Analytics (2010)

by Justin Cutroni

A funnel is a series of predefined steps, or pages, that a visitor must pass through before reaching a goal. Not every goal will have...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

Funnel Factors. Fig. 1 Schematic diagram showing how funneling factors channel the proliferation signal Growth signals Receptors m > DAG AM Pc RAS AKT JAK 02— PKC PKA MAPK mTOR STAT H202 No 2+ Ca cGMP CAMK PKG Funnel ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (2010)

Online

funnel can focus ions in a broad range of m/z ratio exiting the inlet capillary and transmit them through a conductance limiting...

Google previewDictionary Of Environment (2008)

by Kulwant Rai Gupta, Ashish Kumar Gupta & Suriti Gupta

A twisting, spinning funnel of low pressure air. The most unpredictable weather event, tornadoes are created during powerful thunderstorms. As a column of warm air rises, air rushes in at ground level and begins to spin. If the storm gathers ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2010)

by Michael Allaby

Rain falling on to the gauge enters a collecting funnel that directs it into a calibrated measuring tube, ...

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Quotes about funnel

Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we've learned and create something. (Liz Carpenter)
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Scrabble value of F4U1N1N1E1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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