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"
a television station and its programs; "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels"
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 path over which electrical signals can pass; "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company"
(often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
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 vesse