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[n] a way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors; "possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores"
[n] a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through; "the fields were crossed with irrigation channels"; "gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street"
[n] a television station and its programs; "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels"
[n] a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
[n] a path over which electrical signals can pass; "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company"
[n] (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
[n] a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels; "the ship went aground in the channel"
[n] a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
[v] send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message"
[v] direct the flow of; also used abstractly, as of money or information
[v] transmit or serve as the medium for transmission, as of sounds or images; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"

Misc. Definitions

\Chan"nel\, n. [OE. chanel, canel, OF. chanel, F. chenel, fr. L. canalis. See {Canal}.]
1. The hollow bed where a stream of water runs or may run.
2. The deeper part of a river, harbor, strait, etc., where the main current flows, or which affords the best and safest passage for vessels.
3. (Geog.) A strait, or narrow sea, between two portions of lands; as, the British Channel.
4. That through which anything passes; means of passing, conveying, or transmitting; as, the news was conveyed to us by different channels. The veins are converging channels. --Dalton. At best, he is but a channel to convey to the National assembly such matter as may import that body to know. --Burke.
5. A gutter; a groove, as in a fluted column.
6. pl. [Cf. {Chain wales}.] (Naut.) Flat ledges of heavy plank bolted edgewise to the outside of a vessel, to increase the spread of the shrouds and carry them clear of the bulwarks. {Channel bar}, {Channel iron} (Arch.), an iron bar or beam having a section resembling a flat gutter or channel. {Channel bill} (Zo["o]l.), a very large Australian cuckoo ({Scythrops Nov[ae]hollandi[ae]}. {Channel goose}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Gannet}.
\Chan"nel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Channeled}, or {Channelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Channeling}, or {Channelling}.]
1. To form a channel in; to cut or wear a channel or channels in; to groove. No more shall trenching war channel her fields. --Shak.
2. To course through or over, as in a channel. --Cowper.

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