HyperDic: filter

English > 5 senses of the word filter:
VERBcontactfilter, filtrate, strain, separate out, filter outremove by passing through a filter
contactfilter, percolate, sink in, permeatepass through
motionfilter, trickle, dribblerun or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
NOUNartifactfilterdevice that removes something from whatever passes through it
artifactfilteran electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it
filter > pronunciation
Soundsfih'lter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > filter: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningdevice that removes something from whatever passes through it.
Narrowerair filter, air cleanerA filter that removes dust from the air that passes through it
bacteria bedlayer of sand or gravel used to expose sewage effluent to air and the action of microorganisms
coffee filterfilter (usually of paper) that passes the coffee and retains the coffee grounds
diatomaceous earth, diatomite, kieselguhrA light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material
drain basketA filter in a sink drain
filter bedfilter consisting of a layer of sand or gravel for filtering water
fuel filterA filter in the fuel line that screens out dirt and rust particles from the fuel
glass woolglass fibers spun and massed into bundles resembling wool
light filter, diffusing screenA transparent filter that reduces the light (or some wavelengths of the light) passing through it
oil filterA filter that removes impurities from the oil used to lubricate an internal-combustion engine
strainerA filter to retain larger / larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids / liquids pass through
water filterA filter to remove impurities from the water supply
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishfiltro
Catalanfiltre
Verbsfilter, filtrateremove by passing through a filter
English > filter: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it.
Narrowerhigh-pass filterA filter that passes frequencies above a certain value and attenuates frequencies below that value
low-pass filterA filter that passes frequencies below a certain value and attenuates frequencies above that value
Broaderelectrical deviceA device that produces or is powered by electricity
Spanishfiltro, filtros
Catalanfiltre
English > filter: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningRemove by passing through a filter.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"filter out the impurities"
Synonymsfiltrate, strain, separate out, filter out
Broaderseparatedivide into components or constituents
Spanishcolar, escolar, filtrar, tamizar
Catalancolar, filtrar
Nounsfilterdevice that removes something from whatever passes through it
filtratethe product of filtration
filtrationthe act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter
filtrationthe process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
English > filter: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningPass through.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymspercolate, sink in, permeate
Caused bypercolateCause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent
NarrowerinfiltrateCause (a liquid / liquid) to enter by penetrating the interstices
infiltratePass into or through by filtering or permeating
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Spanishfiltrarse
Nounsfiltrationthe act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter
filtrationthe process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
English > filter: 5 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningRun or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
ModelWater and oil filter into the bowl
Synonymstrickle, dribble
Narrowerleach, percolatepermeate or penetrate gradually
Broaderrun, flow, feed, courseMove along, of liquids / liquids
Spanishdriblar, gotear
Catalandegotar, driblar, gotejar, regalimar

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