Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “funnel”


verb [I/T] (MOVE)   /ˈfʌn·əl/ (-l-, -ll-)
to move or be moved through a narrow space, or to put something in a place or use something for a particular purpose: [I] The crowd funneled into the theater. [T] We’ve been funneling our money into renovations.
(Definition of funnel verb (MOVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of funnel

More American English definitions for “funnel”

Definitions of “funnel” in other dictionaries

Translations of “funnel”

Word of the Day


a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More