English dictionary

funnel meaning and definition


Definition of funnel (noun)

  1. a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends
  2. 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
  3. (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)


Definition of funnel (verb)

  1. move or pour through a funnel
    • "funnel the liquid into the small bottle"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet