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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


  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


  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).


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


  1. "Funnel" is a musical EP of The Cedars Two.
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  2. "Funnel" is a composition.


  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 previewSocial Media Marketing (2010)

An Hour a Day by Dave Evans

The purchase funnel is a model that characterizes the process that leads from awareness through consideration to purchase as if...

Google previewEtiquette for the ladies: eighty maxims on dress, manners, and accomplishments. Third edition (1837)

It is very uncomely to drink so large a draught that your breath is almost gone, and are forced to blow strongly to recover yourself; throwing down your liquor as into a funnel is an action fitter for a juggler than a gentlewoman. Thus much for our ...

Google previewNegotiations & Selling (2009)

by Kulkarni

A sales funnel is a simple tool as indicated in Figure 8.1. On the extreme top, the entire market is shown. The firm specific marketing programmes are creating interest about the concept or products among the prospects, and they are brought at ...

Google previewAn Explanatory Dictionary of the Apparatus and Instruments Employed in ... Philosophical and Experimental Chemistry (1824)

by [Anonymus AC09811521]

FUNNEL for SEPARATING Deliquescent SALTs, fig. 4, plate XI.-a denotes a small circular stand, holding a funnel which has a very shallow aerea, and a narrow tube c, terminating in a small bottle d, to collect the deliquescent salt, which has ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Epidemiology (2014)

by Miquel Porta

FUNNEL PLOT A type of graph used in METAANALYSIS to detect PUBLICATION BIAS. The estimate of risk is plotted against sample size or a measure of the withinstudy variance. If there is no publication bias, the plot is funnelshaped; but if ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Biostatistics for Medical Professionals (2016)

by Abhaya Indrayan, Martin P. Holt

A funnel plot is the scatter plot of the estimates of the effect size under consideration from different sources against the size of the sample. The premise is that as the sample size increases, the variation in the values of the effect will decline.

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

funnel plot furunculosis Funnel chest (Zitelli et al, 2012) deformity may not interfere with breathing, but surgical correction is often recommended for cosmetic reasons. Also called pectus excavatum. funnel plot, a scatter plot of treatment effect ...

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 ...

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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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