(n) a way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors; "possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores"
(n) 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"
(n) a television station and its programs; "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels"
(n) 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"
(n) a path over which electrical signals can pass; "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company"
(n) (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
(n) 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; "the ship went aground in the channel"
(n) 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)
(v) send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message"
(v) direct the flow of; "channel infomartion towards a broad audience"
(v) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"