US: /ˈtʃænəɫ/
UK: /t‍ʃˈænə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

channel /'tʃænl/
  • danh từ
    • eo biển
    • lòng sông, lòng suối
    • kênh mương, lạch; ống dẫn (nước dầu...)
    • (nghĩa bóng) đường; nguồn (tin tức, ý nghĩ, tư tưởng...)
      • secret channels of information: những nguồn tin mật
      • throught the usual channels: qua những nguồn thường lệ
      • telegraphic channel: đường điện báo
      • diplomatic channel: đường dây ngoại giao
    • (rađiô) kênh
    • (kiến trúc) đường xoi
    • (kỹ thuật) máng, rãnh
    • the Channel
      • biển Măng sơ
  • ngoại động từ
    • đào rãnh, đào mương
    • chảy xói (đất) thành khe rãnh (nước mưa)
    • chuyển
      • to channel inmformation to: chuyển tin tức cho
    • hướng vào (cái gì), xoáy vào (cái gì)
    • (kiến trúc) bào đường xoi

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
on television / radio
1 [C] a television station: What's on Channel 4 tonight? + a movie / sports channel + to change / switch channels
2 [C] a band of radio waves used for broadcasting television or radio programmes: terrestrial / satellite channels
for communicating
3 [C] (also channels [pl.]) a method or system that people use to get information, to communicate, or to send sth somewhere: Complaints must be made through the proper channels. + The newsletter is a useful channel of communication between teacher and students. + The company has worldwide distribution channels. + Steps are being taken to implement a ceasefire through diplomatic channels.
for ideas / feelings
4 [C] a way of expressing ideas and feelings: The campaign provided a channel for protest against the war. + Music is a great channel for releasing your emotions.
5 [C] a passage that water can flow along, especially in the ground, on the bottom of a river, etc: drainage channels in the rice fields
6 [C] a deep passage of water in a river or near the coast that can be used as route for ships
7 [C] a passage of water that connects two areas of water, especially two seas: the Bristol Channel
8 (the Channel) [sing.] the area of sea between England and France, also known as the English Channel: the Channel Tunnel + cross-Channel ferries
+ verb (-ll-, AmE usually -l-) [VN]
ideas / feelings
1 ~ sth (into sth) to direct money, feelings, ideas, etc. towards a particular thing or purpose: He channels his aggression into sport.
money / help
2 ~ sth (through sth) to send money, help, etc. using a particular route: Money for the project will be channelled through local government.
water / light
3 to carry or send water, light, etc. through a passage: A sensor channels the light signal along an optical fibre.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 watercourse, canal, waterway, ditch, aqueduct, sluice, trench, trough, gutter, moat; river-bed, stream-bed:
The engineers dug a channel to drain the swamp.
2 strait, narrows, neck:
The English Channel connects the North Sea with the Atlantic Ocean.
3 furrow, groove, flute:
The channels cut into this column are not straight.
4 course, means, way, approach, avenue, medium, path, artery, conduit:
We have to open a new channel of communication with the terrorists.
5 direct, convey, pass, guide, lead, conduct:
Their grievances are being channelled through the information officer.

Collocation dictionary

1 television/radio station


radio, television/TV, video | cable, satellite, terrestrial | commercial, independent | movie, sports, etc.


change (to), switch (to/over to), tune (in) to
I changed channels when the news came on.


This channel broadcasts 24 hours a day.


on a/the ~
There's an interesting documentary on Channel 4 tonight.

2 route for sending information


direct, indirect
Journalists always have indirect channels for getting information.
| formal, official
She first tried to get a doctor's certificate through official channels.
| informal | appropriate, conventional, normal, proper, right, usual | effective
an effective channel for communication
| diplomatic | communication, distribution
worldwide distribution channels


go through, use
If you want a visa, you will have to go through the proper channels.
| establish, open (up)
attempts to open up new channels of communication


through a/the ~
The government hopes to settle the dispute through diplomatic channels.


a channel of communication, channels of distribution

3 narrow area of water


deep | narrow | drainage, irrigation
Irrigation channels supply the crops with water.
| river, water
The estate has fountains and water channels.
| shipping

Concise English dictionary

+a path over which electrical signals can pass
+a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
+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)
+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
+(often plural) a means of communication or access
+a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
+a television station and its programs
+a way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors
+transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
+direct the flow of
+send from one person or place to another