Funnel

  • 1 Funnel — Fun nel, n. [OE. funel, fonel, prob. through OF. fr, L. fundibulum, infundibulum, funnel, fr. infundere to pour in; in in + fundere to pour; cf. Armor. founil funnel, W. ffynel air hole, chimney. See {Fuse}, v. t.] 1. A vessel of the shape of an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 funnel — [fun′əl] n. [ME fonel < (prob. via an OFr form) Prov fonilh, enfonilh < L fundibulum, infundibulum, a funnel < infundere, to pour in < in , IN 1 + fundere, to pour: see FOUND3] 1. an instrument consisting of an inverted cone with a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 funnel — (n.) c.1400, from M.Fr. fonel, from Prov. enfounilh, a word from the Southern wine trade [Weekley], from L.L. fundibulum, shortened from L. infundibulum a funnel or hopper in a mill, from infundere pour in, from in in + fundere pour (see FOUND… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 funnel — ► NOUN 1) a utensil that is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, used for guiding liquid or powder into a small opening. 2) a metal chimney on a ship or steam engine. ► VERB (funnelled, funnelling; US funneled, funneling) ▪ guide or move… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 funnel — verb has inflected forms funnelled, funnelling in BrE and funneled, funneling in AmE …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 funnel — [v] direct down a path carry, channel, conduct, convey, filter, move, pass, pipe, pour, siphon, traject, transmit; concepts 187,217 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 Funnel — For other uses of the term, see Funnel (disambiguation). A typical kitchen funnel …

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  • 8 funnel — I UK [ˈfʌn(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms funnel : singular funnel plural funnels 1) a tube that is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, used for pouring liquid or powder into a container 2) a tube that lets out smoke and steam from… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 funnel — I. noun Etymology: Middle English fonel, from Anglo French fonyle, from Old Occitan fonilh, from Medieval Latin fundibulum, short for Latin infundibulum, from infundere to pour in, from in + fundere to pour more at found Date: 15th century 1. a.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 funnel — [[t]fʌ̱n(ə)l[/t]] funnels, funnelling, funnelled (in AM, use funneling, funneled) 1) N COUNT A funnel is an object with a wide, circular top and a narrow short tube at the bottom. Funnels are used to pour liquids into containers which have a… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 funnel — fun|nel1 [ˈfʌnl] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Old Provençal; Origin: fonilh, from Latin infundibulum, from fundere to pour ] 1.) a thin tube with a wide top that you use for pouring liquid into a container with a narrow opening, such as a bottle 2.) BrE …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 funnel — n. & v. n. 1 a narrow tube or pipe widening at the top, for pouring liquid, powder, etc., into a small opening. 2 a metal chimney on a steam engine or ship. 3 something resembling a funnel in shape or use. v.tr. & intr. (funnelled, funnelling; US …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 Funnel — Trichterwolke Unter einer Trichterwolke, nach dem englischen Begriff auch Funnel bzw. Funnel cloud genannt, versteht man den sichtbaren Teil einer rotierenden Luftsäule mit einer mehr oder weniger vertikalen Rotationsachse. Sie erstreckt sich… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 14 funnel — n. [L. infundibulum, funnel] 1. (ANNELIDA: Oligochaeta) Internal opening of both male and female genital ducts; see female and male funnel,. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) See peritrophic membrane. 3. (MOLLUSCA: Cephalopoda) a. A specialized siphon… …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 15 funnel — funnellike, adj. /fun l/, n., v., funneled, funneling or (esp. Brit.) funnelled, funnelling. n. 1. a cone shaped utensil with a tube at the apex for conducting liquid or other substance through a small opening, as into a bottle, jug, or the like …

    Universalium

  • 16 funnel — 1. noun /ˈfʌn.əl/ a) A vessel 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. b) A passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance; specifically, a smoke… …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 funnel — fun|nel1 [ fʌnl ] noun count 1. ) a tube that is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, used for pouring liquid or powder into a container 2. ) a tube that lets out smoke and steam from the engine of a boat or old fashioned train funnel… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 funnel — [15] Etymologically, a funnel is something used for ‘pouring in’. The word comes via Provençal fonilh from Latin infundibulum ‘funnel’. This was a derivative of infundere ‘pour in’, a compound verb formed from in ‘in’ and fundere ‘pour’ (source… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 funnel — noun 1》 a utensil that is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, used for guiding liquid or powder into a small opening. 2》 a metal chimney on a ship or steam engine. verb (funnels, funnelling, funnelled; US funnels, funneling, funneled) 1》… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 funnel — 1 noun (C) 1 a tube used for pouring liquids or powders into a container with a narrow opening: Use a funnel to pour the oil into the bottle. 2 BrE a metal chimney for letting smoke out from a steam engine or steam ship compare smokestack 2 verb… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English