from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pipe or channel for conveying fluids, such as water.
- n. A tube or duct for enclosing electric wires or cable.
- n. A means by which something is transmitted: an arms dealer who served as a conduit for intelligence data.
- n. Archaic A fountain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pipe or channel for conveying water etc.
- n. A duct or tube into which electrical cables may be pulled; a type of raceway.
- n. A means by which something is transmitted.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pipe, canal, channel, or passage for conveying water or fluid.
- n. A structure forming a reservoir for water.
- n. A narrow passage for private communication.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Conduct; guidance; escort: in this sense now conduct.
- n. A medium or means of conveying; anything serving as a channel for passage or transmission.
- n. A pipe, tube, or other channel for the conveyance of water or other fluid.
- n. A natural or artificial reservoir or source whence water is distributed; specifically, the former name of fountains built for this purpose.
- n. A narrow walled passage, usually under ground, for the purpose of secret communication between apartments.
- To lead; conduct; guide.
- To convey, conduct, or transmit by or as by a conduit.
- n. A form of vocal composition: same as conductus, 1.
- n. Same as copula, 9.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin conductus, from Latin, past participle of condūcere, to lead together; see conduce.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French conduit, from Latin conductus. (Wiktionary)