Basin vs Funnel - What's the difference?

basin | funnel |


As a proper noun basin

is a cdp in montana.

As a noun funnel is

a utensil of the shape of an inverted hollow cone, terminating below in a pipe, and used for conveying liquids etc into a close vessel; a tunnel.

As a verb funnel is

to use a funnel.

basin

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A bowl for washing, often affixed to a wall.
  • (geography) An area of land from which water drains into a specific river.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Douglas Larson , title=Runaway Devils Lake , volume=100, issue=1, page=46 , magazine= citation , passage=Devils Lake is where I began my career as a limnologist in 1964, studying the lake’s neotenic salamanders and chironomids, or midge flies. […] The Devils Lake Basin' is an endorheic, or closed, ' basin covering about 9,800 square kilometers in northeastern North Dakota.}}
  • (geography) A rock formation scooped out by water erosion.
  • Synonyms

    * (bowl) sink

    Derived terms

    * basin of attraction * catchment basin * Chad Basin * drainage basin * oceanic basin * sedimentary basin * Tarim Basin

    See also

    * (wikipedia "basin") *

    Anagrams

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    funnel

    English

    (wikipedia funnel)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A utensil of the shape of an inverted hollow cone, terminating below in a pipe, and used for conveying liquids etc. into a close vessel; a tunnel.
  • A passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance; specifically, a smoke flue or pipe; the chimney of a steamship or the like.
  • Derived terms

    * funnel box * funnel mark * funnel plot * funnel stay

    See also

    * tundish

    Verb

  • To use a funnel.
  • To proceed through a narrow gap or passageway akin to a funnel; to narrow or condense.
  • Expect delays where the traffic funnels down to one lane.
  • * 2014, (Paul Salopek), Blessed. Cursed. Claimed. , National Geographic (December 2014)[http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/pilgrim-roads/salopek-text]
  • A line of clocks in our cheap hotel displays the time in Lagos, Bucharest, Kiev: the capitals of pilgrims who come to kneel at the birthplace of Christ. In reality the entire world funnels through the Church of the Nativity.
  • To direct (money or resources).
  • Our taxes are being funnelled into pointless government initiatives.

    Derived terms

    * refunnel