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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
fun•nel /ˈfʌnəl/USA pronunciation   n., v., -neled, -nel•ing or (esp. Brit.)-nelled, -nel•ling. 

n. [countable]
  1. a cone-shaped utensil with a tube at the point for channeling a substance through a small opening.
  2. a smokestack, esp. of a steamship.
  3. a shaft for ventilation.

v. 
  1. to pass along;
    channel[+ object]funneled their profits into research.
  2. to (cause to) pass through or as if through a funnel: [no object]The group funneled out of the stadium.[+ object]funneled the traffic around the overturned truck.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
fun•nel  (funl), 
n., v., -neled, -nel•ing  or ([esp. Brit.])-nelled, -nel•ling. 

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.
  2. a smokestack, esp. of a steamship.
  3. a flue, tube, or shaft, as for ventilation.
  4. Dialect Terms[Eastern New England.]a stovepipe.

v.t. 
  1. to concentrate, channel, or focus:They funneled all income into research projects.
  2. to pour through or as if through a funnel.

v.i. 
  1. to pass through or as if through a funnel.
Etymology:
  • Vulgar Latin *fundibulum, for Latin infundibulum, derivative of infundere to pour in
  • Old Provencal fonilh (Gascon)
  • late Middle English fonel 1375–1425
funnel•like′, adj. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

funnel /ˈfʌnəl/ n
  1. a hollow utensil with a wide mouth tapering to a small hole, used for pouring liquids, powders, etc, into a narrow-necked vessel
  2. something resembling this in shape or function
  3. a smokestack for smoke and exhaust gases, as on a steamship or steam locomotive
vb ( -nels, nelling, -nelled) ( US -nels, -neling, -neled)
  1. to move or cause to move or pour through or as if through a funnel
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old Provençal fonilh, ultimately from Latin infundibulum funnel, hopper (in a mill), from infundere to pour in

ˈfunnel-ˌlike adj



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