Meaning of FILTER in English
noun ·same·as philter.
2. filter ·vi to pass through a filter; to percolate.
3. filter ·noun to purify or defecate, as water or other liquid, by causing it to pass through a filter.
4. filter ·noun any porous substance, as cloth, paper, sand, or charcoal, through which water or other liquid may passed to cleanse it from the solid or impure matter held in suspension; a chamber or device containing such substance; a strainer; also, a similar device for purifying air.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012