funnel

Definitions

  • Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking
    Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v funnel move or pour through a funnel "funnel the liquid into the small bottle"
    • n funnel (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)
    • n funnel a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end; used to channel the flow of substances into a container with a small mouth
    • n funnel a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Funnel A passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance; specifically, a smoke flue or pipe; the iron chimney of a steamship or the like.
    • Funnel A vessel of the shape of an inverted hollow cone, terminating below in a pipe, and used for conveying liquids or pourable solids into a vessel with a narrow opening; a tunnel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n funnel A hollow cone or conical vessel, usually of tin or other metal, with a tube issuing from its apex, used for conveying fluids into a vessel with a small opening; a filler.
    • n funnel A passage for a fluid or vapor, as the shaft or channel of a chimney through which smoke ascends; specifically, in steamships and locomotives, an iron chimney for the boiler-furnaces; the smoke-stack.
    • n funnel Nautical, a metal cylinder fitted on the topgallant- and royalmastheads of men-of-war, on which the eyes of the topgallant- and royal-rigging are fitted.
    • n funnel In anatomy and biology, an infundibulum: as, the funnel of a cuttlefish. Specifically— In Ctenophora, an infundibuliform space in which the stomach sinks through a narrow canal which can be closed by muscles.
    • n funnel In the Rhizocarpæ, a space between the thick outer coats of the macrospore, into which the apical papilla projects.
    • n funnel In the chambered cephalopods, the extension of the septum about the siphuncle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Funnel fun′el a tube or passage for the escape of smoke, &c.: an instrument (smaller at one end than the other) for pouring fluids into bottles, &c
    • n Funnel fun′el (prov.) the offspring of a stallion and a she-ass
    • Funnel Also Fumm′el
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. funel, fonel, prob. through OF. fr, L. fundibulum, infundibulum, funnel, fr. infundere, to pour in; in in + fundere, to pour; cf. Armor. founil, funnel, W. ffynel, air hole, chimney. See Fuse (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

Give close attention, and you will sometimes see a perfectly clear space between the funnel and the cloud.
"The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book" by Various
Mollie says an ant is walking close to the rim of the funnel she is watching.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
A man can crawl up through a sort of funnel in the wall of the rock, but you'd want a sling to get the horses along.
"The Lost Valley" by J. M. Walsh
Great quantities of thick, black smoke poured from the yellowish brown funnels, to be immediately seized and broken up by the wind.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
Several bullets clanged against the funnel or broke huge splinters off the boats.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
It assumed the form of a funnel and the air was filled with a curious, piercing noise.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
And a little funnel, too.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
The must is generally allowed to run into a large funnel, filled with oat straw, and passes through a hose into the casks in the cellar.
"The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines" by George Husmann
Put a perforated tin disk into each funnel, cover one well with clay and the other with sand.
"Lessons on Soil" by E. J. Russell
They lost not a moment of time, but commenced letting themselves down into the funnel-shaped shaft, the guide going first.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

Good-bye to chimneys and funnels,
Old wives that spin in the smoke,
He was blind to the eyes of candles
In the praying windows of waves
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas
I'm captain of my ship. I worked my way up
To the bridge of H.M.S. Renown
Then a gale blew a blast, swung me twice round the mast
Through the funnel I worked my way down.
"The Sailor" by Billy Bennett
Lo! here her progeny of steel and steam,
A funnelled monster at her mooring swings:
Still, in our hearts, we see her pennant stream,
And "Well done, Captain," like a trumpet rings.
"The Captain" by John McCrae
In stranded souls a common strait
Wakes latencies unknown,
Whose impulse may precipitate
A life-long leap. The hour was late,
And there was the Jersey boat with its funnel agroan.
"The Contretemps" by Thomas Hardy
Oh, she's in from deep water, she's safe in port once more,
With shot-'oles in 'er funnel which were not there before;
Yes, she's 'ome, dearie, 'ome, an' we're 'alf the sea inside!
Ought to 'ave sunk, but couldn't if she tried!
"The Ballad Of The Resurrection Packet" by Cicely Fox Smith
Some thinks my cousin tug, the screw, a smarter lookin' craft,
But I prefers the paddles an' a funnel set well aft.
Some likes the funnel black or white, but neither's half as fine
As blushin' red— in other words, a funnel same as mine!
"Song Of A Tug" by John Joy Bell

In news:

This is the second funnel week in the Iowa Legislature.
The Iowa Legislature has finished it's second Funnel Week.
Funnel Week has come to an end for State Lawmakers.
Funnel week is a deadline set for any bills hoping to get passed.
Funnel Cuts Down on Some Legislation.
Shaping Yesterday's Purchase Funnel .
A viewer submitted video to NEWSChannel 2's Facebook page of what appears to be a severe thundercloud developing into a funnel cloud.
Funnel cloud crossing the Missouri River from Washington, MO in Franklin County into Warren County around 2:30pm July 3, 2011.
Funnel cloud July 3, 2011.
Waynesboro Area Business Education Community funnels private contributions into innovative programs.
Feds funnel millions into Gulf Coast .
Friday wrapped up the first funnel week of this year's legislative session.
The Holy Land Foundation was once the largest Islamic charity in America — until it was caught violating US law by funneling $12 million to Hamas.
But when the money-hungry Motch brothers (Dan Akroyd and John Lithgow) want to relocate a Chinese plant to the district, they need a candidate in which to funnel their money and ideas .
The Sacramento area was just put under Tornado Watch, and funnel clouds are moving in a north eastern direction.
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In science:

The accretion stream then funnels to one or both magnetic poles.
Discovery of two new accreting pulsating white dwarf stars
The diverging fuzzy two sphere is known as a fuzzy funnel.
M-theory branes and their interactions
Ionized and magnetized environments are also important for the disk-star accretion process through magnetic funnels, and for the acceleration of bi-polar jets. A deeper understanding of these physical mechanisms requires systematic studies of young stellar samples.
X-rays from young stars - a summary of highlights from the XMM-Newton Extended Survey of the Taurus Molecular Cloud (XEST)
Accretion is thought to proceed from the inner border of the CTTS accretion disk to the star via magnetospheric accretion funnels, producing shocks near the photospheric layers; the shock-heated gas is detected in large UV excess fluxes (e.g., Johns-Krull et al. 2000).
X-rays from young stars - a summary of highlights from the XMM-Newton Extended Survey of the Taurus Molecular Cloud (XEST)
The bright funnel shaped feature maps the position of the S -T + transition as a function of Bext and ǫ reflecting a finite probability of being blocked in T + .
Dynamic nuclear polarization using a single pair of electrons
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