funnel
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈfʌnəl/
Noun

funnel (plural funnels)

  1. A utensil in the shape of an inverted hollow cone terminating in a narrow pipe, for channeling liquids or granular material; typically used when transferring said substances from any container into ones with a significantly smaller opening.
  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.
Translations Verb

funnel (funnels, present participle funnelling; past funnelled, past participle funnelled)

  1. (transitive) To use#Verb|use a funnel#Noun|funnel.
  2. (intransitive) To proceed through a narrow#Adjective|narrow gap#Noun|gap or passageway akin to a funnel; to condense or narrow#Verb|narrow.
    Expect delays where the traffic funnels down to one lane.
    • 2014, Paul Salopek, Blessed. Cursed. Claimed., National Geographic (December 2014)
      A line of clocks in our cheap hotel displays the time in Lagos, Bucharest, Kiev: the capitals of pilgrims who come to kneel at the birthplace of Christ. In reality the entire world funnels through the Church of the Nativity.
  3. (transitive) To channel#Verb|channel, direct#Verb|direct, or focus#Verb|focus (emotions, money, resource#Noun|resources, etc.).
    Our taxes are being funnelled into pointless government initiatives.
  4. (transitive) To consume (beer, etc.) rapidly through a funnel, typically as a stunt#Noun|stunt at a party#Noun|party.
Translations
  • French: utiliser un entonnoir
Translations Translations
  • French: faire circuler des resources ou de l'argent,
Noun

funnel (plural funnels)

  1. Alternative form of fummel (“hybrid animal”)



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