Basin vs Funnel - What's the difference?
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.
A bowl for washing, often affixed to a wall.
(geography) An area of land from which water drains into a specific river.
, author=Douglas Larson
, title=Runaway Devils Lake
, volume=100, issue=1, page=46
, 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.
* (bowl) sink
* basin of attraction
* catchment basin
* Chad Basin
* drainage basin
* oceanic basin
* sedimentary basin
* Tarim Basin
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.
* funnel box
* funnel mark
* funnel plot
* funnel stay
To use a funnel.
To proceed through a narrow gap or passageway akin to a funnel; to narrow or condense.
* 2014, (Paul Salopek), Blessed. Cursed. Claimed. , National Geographic (December 2014)[http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/pilgrim-roads/salopek-text]
- Expect delays where the traffic funnels down to one lane.
To direct (money or resources).
- 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.
- Our taxes are being funnelled into pointless government initiatives.