1. A path over which electrical signals can pass (synset 106270551)
    "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company"
  2. A passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through (synset 103009709)
    "the fields were crossed with irrigation channels"; "gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street"
  3. 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) (synset 113916479)
  4. 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 (synset 109264153)
    "the ship went aground in the channel"
  5. (often plural) a means of communication or access (synset 106270774)
    "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
  6. A bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance (synset 105258141)
    "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
  7. A television station and its programs (synset 103010002)
    "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels"
  8. A way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors (synset 101115705)
    "possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores"
  1. Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission (synset 202084180)
    "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
  2. Direct the flow of (synset 201937871)
    "channel information towards a broad audience"
  3. Send from one person or place to another (synset 201438013)
    "transmit a message"

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