Meaning of FILTER in English

FILTER

n.

Function: verb

Inflected Form: fil · tered ; fil · ter · ing \ -t( ə -)ri ŋ \

Date: 1576

transitive verb

1 : to subject to the action of a filter

2 : to remove by means of a filter

intransitive verb

1 : to pass or move through or as if through a filter

2 : to come or go in small units over a period of time <people began filter ing in>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.