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Synonyms for channel
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. channel, transmission channel(noun)

    a path over which electrical signals can pass

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

    epithelial duct, line, transmission channel, canal, distribution channel, television channel, communication channel, duct, groove

  2. channel(noun)

    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"

    epithelial duct, line, transmission channel, canal, distribution channel, television channel, communication channel, duct, groove

  3. groove, channel(noun)

    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)

    epithelial duct, line, transmission channel, canal, distribution channel, vallecula, television channel, communication channel, duct, groove, rut

  4. channel(noun)

    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"

    epithelial duct, line, transmission channel, canal, distribution channel, television channel, communication channel, duct, groove

  5. channel, communication channel, line(noun)

    (often plural) a means of communication or access

    "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"

    course, billet, short letter, assembly line, blood line, crease, melodic phrase, argumentation, railway line, argument, pedigree, product line, origin, parentage, melodic line, rail line, business line, contrast, communication channel, canal, phone line, line of products, epithelial duct, dividing line, occupation, credit line, cable, personal line of credit, line of reasoning, pipeline, descent, demarcation, stemma, crinkle, agate line, line of work, transmission channel, groove, stock, business, line of credit, furrow, lineage, wrinkle, line of merchandise, note, distribution channel, personal credit line, tune, line, line of descent, job, bank line, melody, telephone circuit, line of business, air, duct, bloodline, transmission line, strain, telephone line, seam, television channel, production line, subscriber line, ancestry, blood, logical argument

  6. duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel(noun)

    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"

    epithelial duct, line, transmission channel, canal, distribution channel, television channel, communication channel, duct, groove

  7. channel, television channel, TV channel(noun)

    a television station and its programs

    "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels"

    epithelial duct, line, transmission channel, canal, distribution channel, television channel, communication channel, duct, groove

  8. distribution channel, channel(verb)

    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"

    epithelial duct, line, transmission channel, canal, distribution channel, television channel, communication channel, duct, groove

  9. impart, conduct, transmit, convey, carry, channel(verb)

    transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

    "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"

    canalise, beam, transfer, express, comport, dribble, get, pack, bring, impart, behave, add, send, run, guide, lead, have a bun in the oven, take, communicate, post, expect, channelize, deport, fetch, extend, channelise, deal, pass on, carry, give, transport, stock, bestow, hold, gestate, direct, acquit, broadcast, convey, persuade, leave, conduct, transmit, contain, air, sway, contribute, carry on, stockpile, canalize, lend, bear

  10. channel, canalize, canalise(verb)

    direct the flow of

    "channel information towards a broad audience"

    canalize, channelise, transfer, canalise, canal, channelize, conduct, carry, transport, convey, transmit, impart

  11. transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise(verb)

    send from one person or place to another

    "transmit a message"

    ship, canalise, beam, transfer, delight, ravish, transpose, impart, enthrall, head, guide, maneuver, point, change, channelize, enthral, channelise, canalize, enrapture, steer, carry, manoeuver, transport, manoeuvre, direct, transplant, communicate, broadcast, shift, convey, conduct, air, send, enchant, remove, reassign, transmit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. channel

    Wherever there is room for one object to pass another there is a way. A road (originally a rideway) is a prepared way for traveling with horses or vehicles, always the latter unless the contrary is expressly stated; a way suitable to be traversed only by foot-passengers or by animals is called a path, bridle-path, or track; as, the roads in that country are mere bridle-paths. A road may be private; a highway or highroad is public, highway being a specific name for a road legally set apart for the use of the public forever; a highway may be over water as well as over land. A route is a line of travel, and may be over many roads. A street is in some center of habitation, as a city, town, or village; when it passes between rows of dwellings the country road becomes the village street. An avenue is a long, broad, and imposing or principal street. Track is a word of wide signification; we speak of a goat-track on a mountain-side, a railroad-track, a race-track, the track of a comet; on a traveled road the line worn by regular passing of hoofs and wheels in either direction is called the track. A passage is between any two objects or lines of enclosure, a pass commonly between mountains. A driveway is within enclosed grounds, as of a private residence. A channel is a waterway. A thoroughfare is a way through; a road or street temporarily or permanently closed at any point ceases for such time to be a thoroughfare. Compare AIR; DIRECTION.

    alley, avenue, bridle-path, course, driveway, highroad, highway, lane, pass, passage, passageway, path, pathway, road, roadway, route, street, thoroughfare, track, way

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. channel(n.)

    passage, duct, conduit, water-course

  2. channel(n.)

    gutter, furrow, fluting, chamfer

  3. channel(n.)

    strait, arm of the sea, narrow sea

  4. channel(n.)

    avenue, route, way

  5. channel(v. a.)

    groove, flute, chamfer, cut furrows in, cut channels in

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. channel(n)

    water-course, canal, aqueduct, gutter, runway, alveus, conduit, duct, strait, furrow, chamfer, chamfret, groove, fluting, avenue, route, artery

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "channel":

    canal, channels, chain, fairway, hotel, chenal, manica, kanal, canals, carcase, flume, channelling, ductus, conduit, mancha, duct, tv, pipe, circuit, vcp, groove, strait, canales, chanel

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How to use channel in a sentence?

  1. Cara Paiuk:

    Most parents I have spoken to are outraged, and then they are almost outraged at themselves, like,' Did I fill that out ? Did I not even question Fox News Channel ?'.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Why God blesses us is for us to be a blessing to someone else or others. No one is made for himself or herself. Yes! besides that, if your life does not enrich other lives, then you are not actually living. I mean, you are just existing. In other words, you are expected to be a channel of blessing to someone else or others as long as you live here (on earth). Season's Greetings anyway. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Peter Antall:

    Telehealth offers a safe channel to obtain expert medical guidance quickly, care teams can screen patients, assign risk, answer questions, and recommend the next steps a patient should take. This capability greatly minimizes the demands on in-person primary care, urgent care, [Emergency Department], etc.

  4. James Feldkamp:

    It's saying, 'We're not looking to circumnavigate everywhere and flood the U.S. with a bunch of counterfeit garbage. We're another legitimate channel for U.S. consumers.

  5. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

    Which isn't a lot. But this primary is just getting started.Both of these things can't be trueTrump's main pitch for reelection is the economy and, while it hasn't lived up to his 2016 campaign promises, he put forward an extremely rosy outlook in his annual budget proposal, released Monday.Just as an example, read from CNN's story about the predicted deficits in Trump's budget compared to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.Both of these things cannot be true:CBO says budget will grow -- The deficit -- the gap between how much the government spends versus how much it takes in -- surpassed $1 trillion for the calendar year in 2019, marking the first time since 2012.That number is only expected to widen even further over the coming decade, reaching a total of $1.7 trillion in 2030, according to the latest projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released in late January.White House says budget will shrink -- That's a sharp contrast to the White House's latest blueprint, which projects that the deficit will shrink to $261 billion by 2030. The President's budget assumes that the economy will grow at around 3% annually during that period of time helping to narrow the gap. Those estimates are significantly higher than what most economists anticipated along with the Federal Reserve.Bonus: Read CNN reporter Donna Borak's piece on the White House plan for more tax cuts despite the deficits.Impeachment falloutGiuliani has a channel to Barr -- Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Rudy Giuliani is giving information regarding his Ukraine conspiracy theories to Attorney General William Barr through some sort of special channel Barr has set up. This is not surprising since Trump clearly lumps his lawyer and the attorney general together. He asked Ukraine's President to be in touch with both of them. But a back channel to the DOJ? This is, um, not how things are supposed to work, writes Elie Honig.Trump weaponizes the presidency -- Read this from Stephen Collinson: (Trump) is completing his project of fashioning the office around his own personality. It's unrestrained, unaccountable, often profane, impervious to outside influence and factual constraints of normal governance. The President has established dominance over his party, his Cabinet and his own media complex. He loosened Congress's constraints by refusing to cooperate with the impeachment probe. The result is that there are very few political constraints on his behavior left.

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