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"
a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove; "furrow soil"
make a groove in, or provide with a groove; "groove a vinyl record"
a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape; "they fell into a conversational rut"
(anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part
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)
Long narrow cut in a hard material
deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)
Cricket a fielding position on the offside between point & the slips
a narrow way or road
a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic
an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
direct (oneself) somewhere; "Steer clear of him"
be a guiding or motivating force or drive; "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"
a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
narrow; "strait is the gate"
exude profusely; "She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose streamed blood"
the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"
flow freely and abundantly; "Tears streamed down her face"
dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history"
to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind; "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"
a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; "a stream of
a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
dig a trench or trenches; "The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench"
cut a trench in, as for drainage; "ditch the land to drain it"; "trench the fields"
set, plant, or bury in a trench; "trench the fallen soldiers"; "trench the vegetables"
cut or carve deeply into; "letters trenched into the stone"
fortify by surrounding with trenches; "He trenched his military camp"
impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"
a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth