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funnel (cone shape)

Definition:

a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the 2 ends

Class:

shape noun (2- and 3-dimensional shapes)

Plural:

funnels

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

funnel shape

Etymology:

Middle French fonel, from Provencal enfounilh, "a word from the Southern wine...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Funnel

a pipe with a wide mouth, good for feeding, often conical mouth and a narrow stem. It's used to channel liquid or fine-grained substances into containers with a small opening. Without a funnel, spillage would occur. Funnels are usually made of... (41 of 1049 words, 4 images)

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Funnel (disambiguation)

The word funnel has several meanings, besides being a conical device for channelling fluids or other substances into narrow ... | The siphon of cephalopods. | A funnel chart is a type of chart. | A funnel cloud (aloft) is a quickly rotating column of... (42 of 241 words, 10 definitions)

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New World Dictionary:

funnel | funneled [past tense] | funnelled [past tense] | funneling [present participle] | funnelling [present participle]

an instrument consisting of an inverted cone with a hole at the small end, ... | a thing shaped like a funnel | a cylindrical smokestack, as of a ... (27 of 121 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Wiktionary:

funnel | funnels [plural] | funnelled [past tense] | funneled [past tense] | funnelling [present participle] | funneling [present participle]

A utensil of the shape of an inverted hollow cone, terminating below in a pipe, and used for conveying liquids etc. into a close vessel; a tunnel. | A passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance; specifically, a smoke flue or pipe; the chimney... (45 of 87 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/funnel

Collins Dictionary:

funnel | funnel-like [adjective, derived]

a hollow utensil with a wide mouth tapering to a small hole, used for pouring liquids, powders, etc, into a narrow-necked vessel | something ... (23 of 608 words, 7 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/funnel

Oxford Dictionary:

funnel | funnels [related] | funnelling [related] | funnelled [related] | funneling [related] | funneled [related]

a tube or pipe that is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, used for guiding liquid or powder into a small opening. | a metal chimney on a ship ... (31 of 159 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/funnel

Merriam-Webster:

funnel [entry 1, noun]

a utensil that is usually a hollow cone with a tube extending from the ... | a stack or flue for the escape of smoke or for ventilation (as on a ship) (31 of 115 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/funnel

funnel [entry 2, verb] | funneled [past tense] | funnelled [past tense] | funneling [present participle] | funnelling [present participle] | canalize [synonym, sense-specific] | channelize [synonym, sense-specific] | conduct [synonym, sense-specific] | direct [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to have or take the shape of a funnel | to pass through or as if through a funnel or conduit | to form in the shape of a funnel | to move to a focal ... (33 of 151 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

funnel | funneled [past tense] | funnelled [past tense] | funneling [present participle] | funnelling [present participle] | funnels [3rd-person singular present]

A conical utensil having a small hole or narrow tube at the apex and used to channel the flow of a substance, as into a small-mouthed container. | ... (27 of 131 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

funnel | funneled [past tense] | funneling [past participle] | funnelled [British, past participle] | funnelling [present participle]

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. | ... (27 of 97 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/funnel

Cambridge Dictionary:

funnel [entry 1]

an object which has a wide round opening at the top, sloping sides, and a narrow tube at the bottom, used for pouring liquids or powders into ... (27 of 52 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/funnel 1

funnel [entry 2] | smokestack

([United States] "smokestack") a vertical metal pipe on the top of a ship or steam train through which smoke comes out (21 of 31 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/funnel 2

funnel [entry 3, US USUALLY] | -ll- [past tense] | -l- [past tense]

to put something, or to travel, through a funnel or something that acts like a funnel | to send something directly and intentionally (22 of 82 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

funnel [verb] | funnelled [past tense] | funnelling [present participle] | funnels [3rd-person singular present]

[intransitive/transitive] to move, or make something move, from one place to another through a narrow tube, pipe, or passage | [transitive] to supply ... (22 of 77 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/funnel 6

funnel [countable] | funnels [plural]

a tube that is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, used for pouring liquid or powder into a container | a tube that lets out smoke and steam ... (30 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/funnel

Britannica Encyclopedia:

cone [mathematics]

in mathematics, the surface traced by a moving straight line that always passes through a fixed point. The path, to be definite, is directed by some ... (26 of 227 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/131738​/cone

cone [retinal cell]

light-sensitive cell with a conical projection in the retina of the vertebrate eye, associated with colour vision and perception of fine detail. ... (22 of 120 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/131740​/cone

cone [plant anatomy] | strobilus [synonym]

in botany, mass of scales or bracts, usually ovate in shape, containing the reproductive organs of certain nonflowering plants. The cone, a ... (22 of 43 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/131725​/cone

Columbia Encyclopedia:

cone | conical surface

in mathematics, surface generated by a moving line (the generator) that passes through a given fixed point (the vertex) and continually intersects a ... (23 of 220 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0813187​.html

cone | strobilus | conical surface

in botany, reproductive organ of the gymnosperms (the conifers, cycads, and ginkgoes). Like the flower in the angiosperms (flowering plants), the cone ... (22 of 205 words, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

funnel | funnels [plural] | funneled [past tense] | funneling [present participle]

a cone-shaped utensil with a large opening at the top and a small opening ... | a vertical pipe from which smoke and exhaust gases escape, especially ... (26 of 167 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613926​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

funnel

First use: about 1400

Origin: Middle French fonel, from Provencal enfounilh, "a word from the Southern wine trade" [Weekley], from Late Latin fundibulum, ... (20 of 48 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

funnel | funnels [plural] | funnelled [past tense] | funneled [past tense] | funnelling [present participle] | funneling [present participle]

Origin: Old English funel, fonel, probably through Old French, from Latin fundibulum, infundibulum ("funnel"), from infundere ("to pour in"); in ("in") + fundere ("to pour"); compare Breton founil... (27 of 34 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/funnel

New World Dictionary:

funnel | funneled [past tense] | funnelled [past tense] | funneling [present participle] | funnelling [present participle]

Origin: Middle English fonel from (probably via an Old French form) Provencal fonilh, enfonilh from Latin fundibulum, ... (16 of 32 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/funnel

Oxford Dictionary:

funnel

Origin: late Middle English: apparently via Old French from Provençal fonilh, from late Latin fundibulum, from Latin infundibulum, from ... (18 of 24 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/funnel

Collins Dictionary:

funnel

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Old Provençal fonilh, ultimately from Latin infundibulum funnel, hopper (in a mill), from infundere to pour in

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/funnel

American Heritage Dictionary:

funnel | funneled [past tense] | funnelled [past tense] | funneling [present participle] | funnelling [present participle] | funnels [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English fonel, from Provençal fonilh, from Late Latin fundibulum, from Latin īnfundibulum, from īnfundere, to pour in; see "infuse".

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Merriam-Webster:

funnel [entry 1, noun]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English fonel, from Anglo-French fonyle, from Old Occitan fonilh, from Medieval Latin fundibulum, short for Latin ... (19 of 30 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

funnel | funnels [plural] | funneled [past tense] | funneling [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Provençal fonilh from Latin infundibulum from infundere "pour in" from fundere "pour"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613926​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

funnel | funnels [plural] | funnelled [past tense] | funneled [past tense] | funnelling [present participle] | funneling [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "funnel"

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Collins Dictionary:

funnel

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "funnel"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

funnel [verb] | funneled [past tense] | funnelled [past tense] | funneling [present participle] | funnelling [present participle] | funnels [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "funnel"

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funnel [countable] | funnels [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "funnel"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

funnel [entry 3, US USUALLY] | -ll- [past tense] | -l- [past tense]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "funnel"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "funnel"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

funnel [verb] | funnelled [past tense] | funnelling [present participle] | funnels [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "funnel"

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funnel [countable] | funnels [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "funnel"

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the Free Dictionary:

funnel

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "funnel"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "funnel"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "funnel" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/funnel

Google Dictionary:

funnel | funnels [plural] | funneled [past tense] | funnelled [past tense] | funneling [present participle] | funnelling [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "funnel"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

funnel

Audio: North American pronunciation of "funnel"

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YourDictionary Audio:

funnel

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "funnel" by speech synthesizer

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