Adjective "funnelling" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


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.
  1. 'He referred to the fact that he also knows at the present time that the cavity opening was like a funnel, narrow at the bottom and wide at the top.'
  2. 'They were shaped differently, more cylindrical, with longer, more narrow funnels at their bases.'
  3. 'However, in an emergency there was a small funnel attached to a tube down the back of the plane, with a short draw curtain around it.'
  4. 'I then placed a 5-gallon bucket of water with a teaspoon of dish washing liquid under the funnel.'
  5. 'Approximately 5 ml of this suspension, corresponding to 200 mg of cells, were dispersed onto a nylon membrane using a Buchner funnel to remove liquid medium.'
  6. 'Yet Rome has consistently rowed back the development of liturgy as embodied in a particular time, place and culture and attempted to force language and liturgy through a narrow funnel.'
  7. 'Transfer this liquid into a funnel lined with a coffee filter placed over the opening of the culture jar to return the excess fluid to the container.'
  8. 'There are three different powder funnels which actuate the measure only if a case is present.'
  9. 'The fumigation and oxygenation apparatus comprises a large stone jar with a glass funnel and a pipe leading into the room.'
  10. 'Lyman also has an accessory called the ‘Powder Pal’ that combines the scale pan with a powder funnel.'
  11. 'they were close to the middle of the cloud funnel'
  12. 'Four dark shapes, menacing funnels belching spark-laced smoke thundered down the rolling plains, the ground churning to dust underneath their cruel wheels.'
  13. 'It was first spotted around 10.45 in the morning and early observers described it as a rotating funnel of cloud about thirty feet in diameter.'
A metal chimney on a ship or steam engine.
  1. 'Her symptoms are much milder, certainly, but Christopher has a fear of the colour yellow; Hayley has a phobia about cogs and ship funnels.'
  2. 'The sea boiled and on every side ships were stripped of their funnels and superstructure by the blast wave that hit the shoreline a split-second later.'
  3. 'From a distance, you can also make out the ship's two enormous funnels, each emblazoned on both sides with a huge letter ‘S ‘set in a laurel wreath.’'
  4. 'Through the snow outside, he could see the image of the ship's funnel against the sky.'
  5. 'The funnel runs down through the middle of the ship to the engine room and you can place your hand on it where it comes through the middle deck and feel the heat.'
  6. 'They repainted the ship's funnel and lifeboats, changed its name, then sailed to a rendezvous with a second tanker and transferred most of the cargo before getting clean away.'
  7. 'These are successfully reinterpreted as curved bodies rather like ship's funnels, a parallel made more explicit in places by marine details apparent in air-outlets and ventilation grills.'
  8. 'It shows the entire ship, smoke billowing from her four funnels as she leaves Queenstown bound for New York.'
  9. 'The older ships had their own character, with their funnels painted in the line's colour.'
  10. 'Vosper Thorneycroft in Portsmouth is building the bow sections, masts and funnels for all six ships.'


Guide or channel (something) through or as if through a funnel.
  1. 'Do members remember the scandal when it was revealed that taxpayers' money was funnelled through a public relations firm to get people to lobby members of Parliament?'
  2. 'When calves are fed milk it is funnelled through the oesophageal groove to the true stomach by-passing the rumen.'
  3. 'Indeed, when junk bonds and risky securitization issues go wanting, such risky loans are increasingly funneled through asset-backed conduit programs.'
  4. 'Funds, clothing, food, etc. are not given directly to the poor, rather they are funneled through the recipient government.'
  5. 'Decades of economic stagnation and the fact that most resources are funneled through the state restrict people's opportunities to achieve social and economic mobility.'
  6. 'His prose gets its jumpiness and rhythm from the minds of characters it is funneled through, and the works are full of often-obscure references to people, places and literature of the past and present.'
  7. 'The really bad students are funnelled through there to even a more simplified program.'
  8. 'This excitation energy is funneled through a series of molecules into a reaction center where it is converted to chemical energy.'
  9. 'The information was funneled through counterrevolutionary organizations and their press in the United States, especially in Miami.'
  10. 'Much of the information about Iraq's alleged WMD programs was funneled through the INC - information that has been universally discredited.'
  11. 'the wind funnelled down through the valley'
  12. 'Earlier, strong gusts of wind had come funnelling through the valley and it felt for a while like they might threaten to disrupt proceedings.'
  13. 'They'll make it physical, use to their benefit the fact that the Gaelic Grounds is a small pitch and attempt to force Kerry to play a tight game funnelled down the middle.'
  14. 'We have identified traces of an accelerant used within the living accommodation doorway which funnelled upstairs.'
  15. 'Smith did the groundwork, forcing the Hearts defence to funnel back in an effort to cut out the danger, a task they did not perform very effectively, given that Wood's shot flew just a foot or so past the beaten Niemi's left-hand post.'
  16. 'He got his fair share of midfield possession, regularly funnelled back to help the defence and still managed to help himself to two great points.'
  17. 'The cavern funnelled down to a gloomy interior with a floor at 16m and seemed ideal for the purpose.'
  18. 'The wind is blowing fresh out of the east, funneling up the river, and the tide is ebbing hard, setting up a steep chop.'
  19. 'And then, with time almost spent, with Southampton doing the wrong thing for the first time in the afternoon, funnelling back in defence, they invited disaster.'
  20. 'A grey heron was disturbed on its lunchtime patrol, a raptor lumbered over on heavy broad wings, a soft warm wind funnelled up the valley.'
  21. 'The problems have been caused by traffic funnelling down into a contraflow involving just one lane in each direction.'
  22. 'All the birds funneled through a narrow corridor and crossed the Equator within a ten-day period in early October.'
  23. 'The sea outside is moderate, but with the geo to funnel the waves in and the caves funnelling further, there is a powerful surge between the narrow walls.'
  24. 'Indeed, the only disappointment in the hearts of Rovers fans as they funnelled out the gate was that there were not more goals.'

More definitions

1. 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.

2. a smokestack, especially of a steamship.

3. a flue, tube, or shaft, as for ventilation.

4. Eastern New England. a stovepipe. verb (used with object), funneled, funneling or (especially British) funnelled, funnelling.

5. to concentrate, channel, or focus: They funneled all income into research projects.

6. to pour through or as

More examples(as adjective)

"moneys can be funnelling."

"cashs can be funnelling."

"funds can be funnelling."

"profits can be funnelling."

"guns can be funnelling."

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(funnel)Late Middle English: apparently via Old French from Provençal fonilh, from late Latin fundibulum, from Latin infundibulum, from infundere, from in- ‘into’ + fundere ‘pour’.