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There are 11 meanings of the word Channel.

How to pronounce channel:


Channel - as a noun

A path over which electrical signals can pass

Example: "A channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company"

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transmission channel

A passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through

Example: "The fields were crossed with irrigation channels"

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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)

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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

Example: "The ship went aground in the channel"

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
body of waterwater8
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(often plural) a means of communication or access

Example: "It must go through official channels"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
communication channelline4
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A television station and its programs

Example: "A satellite tv channel"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
television channeltv channel

A way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors

Example: "Possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
distribution channel

Channel - as a verb

Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

Example: "Sound carries well over water"

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Direct the flow of

Example: "Channel information towards a broad audience"

Send from one person or place to another

Example: "Transmit a message"

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Example Sentences

"I changed the channel to watch my favorite TV show."
"The ship sailed through the narrow channel between the islands."
"We switched to a different news channel to get the latest updates."
"The street was flooded due to a blocked drainage channel."
"I usually browse the cooking channel for new recipes."
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Word Game Points

Is CHANNEL a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, channel is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

CHANNEL has a SCRABBLE points total of 12.

Is CHANNEL a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, channel is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
CHANNEL has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 15.

Is CHANNEL a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, channel is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
CHANNEL has a WORDFEUD points total of 13.

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