from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make, form, or cut channels in.
  • transitive v. To direct through a channel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to form a channel, especially by deepening or altering the course of a river
  • v. to transmit something through a channel
  • v. to multiplex messages through a single line

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make a channel for; provide with a channel
  • v. cause to form a channel
  • v. send from one person or place to another
  • v. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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