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Definitions for funnel
ˈfʌn lfun·nel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. funnel, funnel shapenoun

    a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends

  2. funnelnoun

    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

  3. funnelverb

    (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)

  4. funnelverb

    move or pour through a funnel

    "funnel the liquid into the small bottle"

Wiktionary

  1. funnelnoun

    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.

    Etymology: funel, fonel, probably through , from

  2. funnelnoun

    A passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance; specifically, a smoke flue or pipe; the chimney of a steamship or the like.

    Etymology: funel, fonel, probably through , from

  3. funnelverb

    To use a funnel.

    Etymology: funel, fonel, probably through , from

  4. funnelverb

    To proceed through a narrow gap or passageway akin to a funnel; to narrow or condense.

    Expect delays where the traffic funnels down to one lane.

    Etymology: funel, fonel, probably through , from

  5. funnelverb

    To direct (money or resources).

    Our taxes are being funnelled into pointless government initiatives.

    Etymology: funel, fonel, probably through , from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Funnelverb

    a vessel of the shape of an inverted hollow cone, terminating below in a pipe, and used for conveying liquids into a close vessel; a tunnel

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Funnelverb

    a passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance; specifically, a smoke flue or pipe; the iron chimney of a steamship or the like

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Funnel

    A funnel is a pipe with a wide mouth, good for feeding, often conical mouth and a narrow stem. It is used to channel liquid or fine-grained substances into containers with a small opening. Without a funnel, spillage would occur. Funnels are usually made of stainless steel, aluminium, glass, or plastic. The material used in its construction should be sturdy enough to withstand the weight of the substance being transferred, and it should not react with the substance. For this reason, stainless steel or glass are useful in transferring diesel, while plastic funnels are useful in the kitchen. Sometimes disposable paper funnels are used in cases where it would be difficult to adequately clean the funnel afterward. Dropper funnels, also called dropping funnels or tap funnels, have a tap to allow the controlled release of a liquid. The term funnel is sometimes used to refer to the chimney or smokestack on a steam locomotive and usually used in referring to the same on a ship. The term funnel is even applied to other seemingly strange objects like a smoking pipe or even a humble kitchen bin.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Funnel

    fun′el, n. a tube or passage for the escape of smoke, &c.: an instrument (smaller at one end than the other) for pouring fluids into bottles, &c.—adj. Funn′elled, provided with a funnel.—n. Funn′el-net, a net shaped like a funnel. [Prob. through Fr. from L. infundibulumfundĕre, to pour.]

  2. Funnel

    fun′el, n. (prov.) the offspring of a stallion and a she-ass.—Also Fumm′el.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. funnel

    An iron tube used where necessary for carrying off smoke. The cylindrical appendages to the furnaces of a steam-ship: the funnel is fastened on the top of the steam-chest, where the flues for both boilers meet. Also, the excavation formed by the explosion of a mine. Also, in artillery, a cup-shaped funnel of leather, with a copper spout, for filling powder into shells.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of funnel in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of funnel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of funnel in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Paffrath:

    Unless, of course, we want to keep seeing billions of dollars going into a funnel and get wasted.

  2. Greg Abbott:

    You have the necessary exits for fire, of course, but we have to funnel our students into our schools so we can put eyes on them.

  3. Robert Solomon:

    Maybe his goal was to limit the number of access points, to funnel everyone through a single entrance point, that is perfectly acceptable as long as I have all these other doors for people that are already inside that need to get out in an emergency.

  4. Dan Patrick:

    We need to get down to one or two entrances into our schools. you have the necessary exits for fire, of course, but we have to funnel our students into our schools so we can put eyes on them.

  5. Li Liu:

    People use the same equipment today for beer-making, the funnel is functional and has been in the same shape for thousands of years.

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