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English noun: funnel

1. funnel (shape) a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends

Synonymsfunnel shape

Broader (hypernym)cone, cone shape, conoid

2. funnel (artifact) 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

Broader (hypernym)utensil

Part holonymbell

3. funnel (artifact) (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)

Broader (hypernym)smokestack, stack

Part meronymship

Domain categoryship

English verb: funnel

1. funnel (contact) move or pour through a funnel

SamplesFunnel the liquid into the small bottle.

ExamplesThe women funnel water into the bowl

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

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