[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.
- Funnel-shaped pelvis
funnel-shaped pelvis n. A pelvis in which the inlet dimensions are normal, but the outlet is contracted in the transverse diameter or in both transverse and anteroposterior diameters.
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noun 1. (Austral) any large poisonous black spider of the family Dipluridae, constructing funnel-shaped webs
[fuhn] /fʌn/ noun 1. something that provides mirth or amusement: A picnic would be fun. 2. enjoyment or playfulness: She’s full of fun. verb (used with or without object), funned, funning 3. Informal. joke; kid. adjective, funner, funnest. 4. Informal. of or relating to fun, especially to social fun: a fun thing to do; really […]