tunnel

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English[edit]

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a tunnel [1-2] in Wuppertal

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French tonnelle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tunnel (plural tunnels)

  1. An underground or underwater passage.
  2. A passage through or under some obstacle.
    • 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
      But very soon he grew to like it, for the Boy used to talk to him, and made nice tunnels for him under the bedclothes that he said were like the burrows the real rabbits lived in.
  3. A hole in the ground made by an animal, a burrow.
  4. (computing, networking) A wrapper for a protocol that cannot otherwise be used because it is unsupported, blocked, or insecure.
  5. A vessel with a broad mouth at one end, a pipe or tube at the other, for conveying liquor, fluids, etc., into casks, bottles, or other vessels; a funnel.
  6. The opening of a chimney for the passage of smoke; a flue.
    • Spenser
      And one great chimney, whose long tunnel thence / The smoke forth threw.
  7. (mining) A level passage driven across the measures, or at right angles to veins which it is desired to reach; distinguished from the drift, or gangway, which is led along the vein when reached by the tunnel.

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Verb[edit]

tunnel (third-person singular simple present tunnels, present participle (UK) tunnelling or (US) tunneling, simple past and past participle (UK) tunnelled or (US) tunneled)

  1. (transitive) To make a tunnel through or under something, to burrow.
  2. (intransitive) To make a tunnel.

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Danish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tunnel c (definite singular tunnelen or tunnellen, indefinite plural tunneler or tunneller, definite plural tunnelerne or tunnellerne)

  1. tunnel

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tunnel m (plural tunnels, diminutive tunneltje n)

  1. tunnel

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tunnel m (plural tunnels)

  1. tunnel

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈt̪un.nel], /ˈtunnel/
  • Hyphenation: tùn‧nel

Noun[edit]

tunnel m (invariable)

  1. tunnel

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tunnel m (definite singular tunnelen, indefinite plural tunneler, definite plural tunnelene)

  1. tunnel

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tunnel m (definite singular tunnelen, indefinite plural tunnelar, definite plural tunnelane)

  1. tunnel

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tunnel c

  1. tunnel;
    1. An underground or underwater passage.
    2. A passage through or under some obstacle.
    3. A hole in the ground made by an animal, a burrow.

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