Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pipe or channel for conveying fluids, such as water.
  • noun A tube or duct for enclosing electric wires or cable.
  • noun A means by which something is transmitted.
  • noun Archaic A fountain.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To lead; conduct; guide.
  • To convey, conduct, or transmit by or as by a conduit.
  • noun Conduct; guidance; escort: in this sense now conduct.
  • noun A medium or means of conveying; anything serving as a channel for passage or transmission.
  • noun A pipe, tube, or other channel for the conveyance of water or other fluid.
  • noun A natural or artificial reservoir or source whence water is distributed; specifically, the former name of fountains built for this purpose.
  • noun A narrow walled passage, usually under ground, for the purpose of secret communication between apartments.
  • noun A form of vocal composition: same as conductus, 1.
  • noun Same as copula, 9.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A pipe, canal, channel, or passage for conveying water or fluid.
  • noun A structure forming a reservoir for water.
  • noun A narrow passage for private communication.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A pipe or channel for conveying water etc.
  • noun A duct or tube into which electrical cables may be pulled; a type of raceway.
  • noun A means by which something is transmitted.

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

  • noun a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin conductus, from Latin, past participle of condūcere, to lead together; see conduce.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French conduit, from Latin conductus.

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