channel - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a television station and the programmes that it broadcasts

    Let’s see what’s on the other channels.

    He changed the channel to a news programme.

  2. 2
    [usually plural] a method used for communicating information or for sending or receiving something

    We can reach these markets through our existing distribution channels.

    channel of:

    It is important to maintain clear channels of communication.

    go through the proper channels (=use the correct method):

    It could take weeks if you went through the proper channels.

  3. 3
    a narrow passage made in the ground so that water can go along it
    1. a.
      a long narrow cut in a surface

      the channel in which the door slides

  4. 5
    a way of showing people what you are feeling or thinking, or of using your energy or ability
    channel for:

    She was seeking a channel for her creative energies.