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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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