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Topic: DAILY LIFE

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: chanel, from Latin canalis; CANAL

channel

1 noun
     
chan‧nel1 S3 W2 [countable]
1

television

a television station and all the programmes that it broadcasts:
the news on Channel 4
The kids are watching cartoons on the Disney Channel.
What channel is ER on?
He changed channels to watch the basketball game.
2

for getting information/goods etc

a system or method that you use to send or obtain information, goods, permission etc:
The U.S. is working through diplomatic channels to find a solution.
The new software will be sold through existing distribution channels.
channel of
It is important that we open channels of communication with the police.
3

sea/river

a) SG an area of water that connects two larger areas of water:
St George's Channel
b)

the Channel

British English the area of water between France and England [= the English Channel]
c) TTW the deepest part of a river, harbour, or sea, especially where it is deep enough to allow ships to sail in
4

water

DT a passage that water or other liquids flow along:
an irrigation channel
5

radio

TCB a particular range of sound waves which can be used to send and receive radio messages
6

in a surface

D a long deep line cut into a surface or a long deep space between two edges [= groove]:
The sliding doors fit into these plastic channels.
7

way to express yourself

a way of expressing your thoughts, feelings, or physical energy
channel for
Art provides a channel for the children's creativity.
WORD FOCUS: television WORD FOCUS: television
similar words: TV, telly BrE informal, the box BrE informal, the tube AmE informal

programmes on television: the news, soap opera, sitcom, drama series, detective series, documentary, docusoap, game show, talk show also chat show British English, made-for-TV movie, cartoon, reality TV, infomercial

a TV programme shown on the Internet: webcast

a company that broadcasts programmes: channel, station

types of television broadcasts: terrestrial British English, cable, satellite, digital, pay-per-view
television

See also
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