Noun Definition


1.Definition: (often plural) a means of communication or access

"It must go through official channels", "Lines of communication were set up between the two firms"

Related Noun(s):line

Category: General

2.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):canal, duct

Category: General

3.Definition: 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"

Category: Objects

4.Definition: 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)

Related Noun(s):groove

Category: General

5.Definition: 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"

Category: Objects

6.Definition: a path over which electrical signals can pass

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

Category: General

7.Definition: a television station and its programs

"A satellite TV channel", "Surfing through the channels", "They offer more than one hundred channels"

Category: Objects

8.Definition: 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"

Category: General