Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun channel

8 senses of channel

Sense 1
channel, transmission channel -- (a path over which electrical signals can pass; "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company")
       => transmission -- (communication by means of transmitted signals)

Sense 2
channel -- (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")
       => passage -- (a way through or along which someone or something may pass)

Sense 3
groove, channel -- (a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record))
       => depression, impression, imprint -- (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud")

Sense 4
channel -- (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")
       => body of water, water -- (the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge")

Sense 5
channel, communication channel, line -- ((often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms")
       => communication, communicating -- (the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow")

Sense 6
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel -- (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")
       => passage, passageway -- (a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages")

Sense 7
channel, television channel, TV channel -- (a television station and its programs; "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels")
       => television station, TV station -- (station for the production and transmission of television broadcasts)

Sense 8
distribution channel, channel -- (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")
       => marketing -- (the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service; "most companies have a manager in charge of marketing")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb channel

3 senses of channel

Sense 1
impart, conduct, transmit, convey, carry, channel -- (transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat")
       => bring, convey, take -- (take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point")

Sense 2
channel, canalize, canalise -- (direct the flow of; "channel information towards a broad audience")
       => steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise -- (direct the course; determine the direction of travelling)

Sense 3
transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise -- (send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

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