Word forms "channel":
singular channel plural channels
1) a television station and the programmes that it broadcasts
Let's see what's on the other channels.
He changed the channel to a news programme.2) [usually plural] a method used for communicating information or for sending or receiving something
We can reach these markets through our existing distribution channels.channel of:
The government is using diplomatic channels to negotiate a ceasefire.go through the proper channels (= use the correct method):
It is important to maintain clear channels of communication.
It could take weeks if you went through the proper channels.3)a) a narrow passage made in the ground so that water can go along it
irrigation channels that supply the crops with waterb) a long narrow cut in a surface
the channel in which the door slides4)a) a narrow area of water joining two seasb) a narrow area of deeper water in a river, port etc that ships can use5) a way of showing people what you are feeling or thinking, or of using your energy or abilitychannel for:
She was seeking a channel for her creative energies.
II UK [ˈtʃæn(ə)l] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "channel":
present tense I/you/we/they channel he/she/it channels present participle channelling past tense channelled past participle channelled
1) to use money or supplies for a particular purposechannel something into something:
The company has channelled £1.2 million into developing new products.2) to use your energy, ability, feelings, or ideas for a particular purposechannel something into something:
She channelled all her energies into her career.3) to make something follow a particular systemchannel something through something:
All information on courses is channelled through the admissions office.
All the company's sales are channelled through outside distributors.4) [usually passive] to send something such as water along a passagechannel something into/to something:
Water is channelled into the lakes from the canals.5) to allow the spirit of a dead person to speak using your voice, as some people claim to be able to do
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