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Definition of Channel


  1. The hollow bed where a stream of water runs or may run.
  2. The deeper part of a river, harbor, strait, etc., where the main current flows, or which affords the best and safest passage for vessels.
  3. A strait, or narrow sea, between two portions of lands; as, the British Channel.
  4. That through which anything passes; means of passing, conveying, or transmitting; as, the news was conveyed to us by different channels.
  5. A gutter; a groove, as in a fluted column.
  6. Flat ledges of heavy plank bolted edgewise to the outside of a vessel, to increase the spread of the shrouds and carry them clear of the bulwarks.
  7. To form a channel in; to cut or wear a channel or channels in; to groove.
  8. To course through or over, as in a channel.

Channel Quotations

Goals help you channel your energy into action.
Les Brown

Qatar-based 'Al-Jazeera,' the most important news channel in the Arab world, was harshly criticized by high U.S. officials for having 'emphasized civilian casualties' during the destruction of Falluja. The problem of independent media was later resolved when the channel was kicked out of Iraq in preparation for free elections.
Noam Chomsky

We Californians can watch the Weather Channel for images of winter's brutality unleashed upon our fellow Americans and thank our lucky stars we don't have to contend with it.
Henry Rollins

Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I think it's healthy for a person to be nervous. It means you care - that you work hard and want to give a great performance. You just have to channel that nervous energy into the show.
Beyonce Knowles
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Channel Translations

channel in Afrikaans is kanaal, buis
channel in Dutch is kanaal, wijk, gracht, vaart
channel in Finnish is putki, kanava
channel in French is tube, tuyau, canal
channel in German is Kanal
channel in Italian is programma
channel in Latin is fossa, canalis
channel in Portuguese is canaleta
channel in Spanish is cartelera, cauce, canal
channel in Swedish is kanal

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