[fuhn-l] /ˈfʌn l/
a cone-shaped utensil with a tube at the apex for conducting liquid or other substance through a small opening, as into a bottle, jug, or the like.
a smokestack, especially of a steamship.
a flue, tube, or shaft, as for ventilation.
Eastern New England. a stovepipe.
verb (used with object), funneled, funneling or (especially British) funnelled, funnelling.
to concentrate, channel, or focus:
They funneled all income into research projects.
to pour through or as if through a funnel.
verb (used without object), funneled, funneling or (especially British) funnelled, funnelling.
to pass through or as if through a funnel.
a hollow utensil with a wide mouth tapering to a small hole, used for pouring liquids, powders, etc, into a narrow-necked vessel
something resembling this in shape or function
a smokestack for smoke and exhaust gases, as on a steamship or steam locomotive
a shaft or tube, as in a building, for ventilation
verb -nels, nelling, -nelled (US) -nels, -neling, -neled
to move or cause to move or pour through or as if through a funnel
to concentrate or focus or be concentrated or focused in a particular direction: they funnelled their attention on the problem
(intransitive) to take on a funnel-like shape
c.1400, from Middle French fonel, from Provençal enfounilh, “a word from the Southern wine trade” [Weekley], from Late Latin fundibulum, shortened from Latin infundibulum “a funnel or hopper in a mill,” from infundere “pour in,” from in- “in” + fundere “pour” (see found (v.2)).
1590s, from funnel (n.). Related: Funneled; funneling.
noun 1. a crisp, deep-fried cake, made by pouring batter through a funnel into fat or oil, usually in a spiral shape, and dusted with powdered sugar. noun a deep-fried Pennsylvania Dutch pastry made by spiraling batter out of a funnel into hot fat and served with sugar, syrup, or honey Usage Note cooking
- Funnel cap
noun 1. any of various basidiomycetous fungi of the genus Clitocybe, characterized by the funnel-shaped caps and, usually, markedly decurrent gills
- Funnel chest
funnel chest fun·nel chest (fŭn’əl) n. A hollow at the lower part of the chest caused by a backward displacement of the xiphoid cartilage. Also called funnel breast, pectus excavatum, pectus recurvatum.
noun 1. a rapidly rotating funnel-shaped cloud extending downward from the base of a cumulonimbus cloud, which, if it touches the surface of the earth, is a tornado or waterspout. noun 1. a whirling column of cloud extending downwards from the base of a cumulonimbus cloud: part of a waterspout or tornado noun a funnel-shaped […]