Definitions of channel

  1. To form a channel in; to cut or wear a channel or channels in; to groove.
  2. To course through or over, as in a channel.
  3. To cut or wear grooves or furrows in.
  4. To cut into channels.
  5. To cut or wear channels in.
  6. send from one person or place to another; " transmit a message"
  7. To groove. See Canal.
  8. a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; " the tear duct was obstructed"; " the alimentary canal"; " poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
  9. a way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors; " possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores"
  10. a passage for water ( or other fluids) to flow through; " the fields were crossed with irrigation channels"; " gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street"
  11. a television station and its programs; " a satellite TV channel"; " surfing through the channels"; " they offer more than one hundred channels"
  12. ( often plural) a means of communication or access; " it must go through official channels"; " lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
  13. a deep and relatively narrow body of water ( as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels; " the ship went aground in the channel"
  14. The hollow bed where a stream of water runs or may run.
  15. The deeper part of a river, harbor, strait, etc., where the main current flows, or which affords the best and safest passage for vessels.
  16. A strait, or narrow sea, between two portions of lands; as, the British Channel.
  17. That through which anything passes; means of passing, conveying, or transmitting; as, the news was conveyed to us by different channels.
  18. A gutter; a groove, as in a fluted column.
  19. Flat ledges of heavy plank bolted edgewise to the outside of a vessel, to increase the spread of the shrouds and carry them clear of the bulwarks.
  20. The bed of a stream; the deepest part of a strait, bay, harbor, etc.; a long groove or furrow; a way by which anything may be carried.
  21. The bed of a stream of water: the deeper part of a strait, bay, or harbor: a strait or narrow sea: means of passing or conveying.
  22. A passage for a stream; furrow.
  23. The bed of a stream; deep part of a river; a wide strait; any groove or passage.
  24. A river- bed; n watercourse; the deeper part of a strait, bay, or harbour; a narrow sea between two continents, or between a continent and an island; means of conveying or transmitting; a groove or furrow, as in a column.
  25. To groove; to cut or form into a channel.