[kon-dwit, -doo-it, -dyoo-it, -dit] /ˈkɒn dwɪt, -du ɪt, -dyu ɪt, -dɪt/
a pipe, tube, or the like, for conveying water or other fluid.
a similar natural passage.
Electricity. a structure containing one or more ducts.
Archaic. a fountain.
a pipe or channel for carrying a fluid
a rigid tube or duct for carrying and protecting electrical wires or cables
an agency or means of access, communication, etc
(botany) a water-transporting element in a plant; a xylem vessel or a tracheid
a rare word for fountain
c.1300, conduyt, from Old French conduit (12c.) “escort, protection; pipe, channel,” from Latin conductus “a leading, a pipe” (see conduct). A doublet of conduct, differentiated in meaning from 15c.
conduit con·duit (kŏn’dōō-ĭt)
A channel for the passage of fluids.
a water-course or channel (Job 38:25). The “conduit of the upper pool” (Isa. 7:3) was formed by Hezekiah for the purpose of conveying the waters from the upper pool in the valley of Gihon to the west side of the city of David (2 Kings 18:17; 20:20; 2 Chr. 32:30). In carrying out this work he stopped “the waters of the fountains which were without the city” i.e., “the upper water-course of Gihon”, and conveyed it down from the west through a canal into the city, so that in case of a siege the inhabitants of the city might have a supply of water, which would thus be withdrawn from the enemy. (See SILOAM.) There are also the remains of a conduit which conducted water from the so-called “Pools of Solomon,” beyond Bethlehem, into the city. Water is still conveyed into the city from the fountains which supplied these pools by a channel which crosses the valley of Hinnom.
[kuh n-duhk-tuh s] /kənˈdʌk təs/ noun, plural conductus. 1. any of various forms of medieval song with a Latin text.
[kuh n-fahy-nee, -fahy-nee] /kən faɪˈni, -ˈfaɪ ni/ noun 1. a person held in confinement.
[kuh n-fahyn-muh nt] /kənˈfaɪn mənt/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. the lying-in of a woman in childbed; accouchement; childbirth. 4. Military. incarceration in a guardhouse or prison while awaiting trial or as a punishment (distinguished from ). /kənˈfaɪnmənt/ noun 1. the act of confining or the state […]
[kuh n-fahyn for 1, 2, 5, 6; kon-fahyn for 3, 4] /kənˈfaɪn for 1, 2, 5, 6; ˈkɒn faɪn for 3, 4/ verb (used with object), confined, confining. 1. to enclose within bounds; limit or restrict: She confined her remarks to errors in the report. Confine your efforts to finishing the book. 2. to shut […]