Meaning of FILTER in English
(~s, ~ing, ~ed)
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
A ~ is a device through which a substance is passed when it is being ~ed.
...a paper coffee ~.
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.
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
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
A traffic ~ is a traffic signal or lane which controls the movement of traffic wanting to turn left or right. (BRIT)
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012