Meaning of FILTER in English

FILTER

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

1.

To ~ a substance means to pass it through a device which is designed to remove certain particles contained in it.

The best prevention for cholera is to boil or ~ water, and eat only well-cooked food.

VERB: V n

2.

A ~ is a device through which a substance is passed when it is being ~ed.

...a paper coffee ~.

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3.

A ~ is a device through which sound or light is passed and which blocks or reduces particular sound or light frequencies.

You might use a yellow ~ to improve the clarity of a hazy horizon.

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4.

If light or sound ~s into a place, it comes in weakly or slowly, either through a partly covered opening, or from a long distance away.

Light ~ed into my kitchen through the soft, green shade of the cherry tree.

VERB: V into/through n

5.

When news or information ~s through to people, it gradually reaches them.

It took months before the findings began to ~ through to the politicians...

News of the attack quickly ~ed through the college.

...as indications ~ in from polling stations.

...the horror stories which were beginning to ~ out of Germany.

VERB: V through to n, V through n, V in , V out of n

6.

A traffic ~ is a traffic signal or lane which controls the movement of traffic wanting to turn left or right. (BRIT)

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