Definition of Funnel

1. Noun. A conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends.

Exact synonyms: Funnel Shape
Generic synonyms: Cone, Cone Shape, Conoid



2. Verb. Move or pour through a funnel. "The women funnel water into the bowl"; "Funnel the liquid into the small bottle"
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

3. Noun. 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.
Terms within: Bell
Generic synonyms: Utensil

4. Noun. (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship).
Group relationships: Ship
Category relationships: Ship
Generic synonyms: Smokestack, Stack

Definition of Funnel

1. n. 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.

Definition of Funnel

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. A passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance; specifically, a smoke flue or pipe; the chimney of a steamship or the like. ¹

3. Verb. To use a funnel. ¹

4. Verb. To proceed through a narrow gap or passageway akin to a funnel; to narrow or condense. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To direct (money or resources). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Funnel

1. to pass through a funnel (a cone-shaped utensil) [v -NELED, -NELING, -NELS or -NELLED, -NELLING, -NELS]

Medical Definition of Funnel

1. 1. 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. 2. 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. Funnel box, one of the ropes or rods steadying a steamer's funnel. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Funnel

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funks
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funnel (current term)
funnel-crest rosebud orchid
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Literary usage of Funnel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"à filtrer à chaud, — à filtration chaude, funnel for hot filtration, ... ajouré, openwork funnel, filtering basket (funnel with large holes in its sides). ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Almost all raingauges now used hare a circular funnel of known diameter, which conducts the rain-water to a receiver, from which it may be poured into a ..."

3. American Druggist (1887)
"AN IMPROVED FILTERING funnel. Filtration with ordinary smooth-side funnels is usually quite slow and tedious. To hasten the operation, various devices have ..."

4. Manual of bacteriology by Robert Muir (1899)
"(V) A very good apparatus can be arranged with a lamp funnel and the porcelain ... On this the narrow end of the funnel d, which must, of course, be of FIG. ..."

5. Practical physiological chemistry by Philip Bovier Hawk (1918)
"In either case the gas mixture must be passed over moist glass beads before it enters the funnel. When alveolar air-is used the operator, without inspiring ..."

6. A Systematic Handbook of Volumetric Analysis; Or, The Quantitative by Francis Sutton (1896)
"A little water is now placed in the funnel and the flask is cooled by ... No water should be drawn from the funnel or from any of th.6 joints into the, ..."

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