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'channel' - used as a noun
1. a path over which electrical signals can pass
a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company
2. a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
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)
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
the ship went aground in the channel
5. (often plural) a means of communication or access
it must go through official channels
6. a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs
7. a television station and its programs
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
possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores

'channel' - used as a verb
9. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
10. direct the flow of
channel information towards a broad audience
11. send from one person or place to another

derived forms
1. Channel / Plural
channels
2. Channel / Past
channelled
3. Channel / Past
channeled
4. Channel / Third Person
channels
5. Channel / Present Participle
channelling
6. Channel / Present Participle
channeling
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Fact of the day
In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile Services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.