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EnglishEdit

 
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a tunnel [1-2] in Wuppertal

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French tonnelle (net) or tonel (cask), diminutive of Old French tonne (cask), a word of uncertain origin and affiliation. Related to Old English tunne (tun; cask; barrel). More at tun.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʌn(ə)l/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌnəl

NounEdit

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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VerbEdit

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 dig a tunnel.
  3. (computing, networking) To transmit something through a tunnel (wrapper for insecure or unsupported protocol).
  4. (transitive, medicine) To insert a catheter into a vein to allow long-term use.
  5. (physics) To undergo the quantum-mechanical phenomenon where a particle penetrates through a barrier that it classically cannot surmount.

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NounEdit

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

  1. tunnel

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DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tunnel, from Middle French tonnelle.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʏ.nəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tun‧nel

NounEdit

tunnel m (plural tunnels, diminutive tunneltje n)

  1. tunnel

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tunnel, itself a borrowing from French tonnelle; hence a reborrowing. Doublet of tonnelle.

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NounEdit

tunnel m (plural tunnels)

  1. tunnel

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tunnel.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

tunnel m (invariable)

  1. tunnel

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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NounEdit

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

  1. a tunnel

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

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

  1. a tunnel

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SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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.

DeclensionEdit

Declension of tunnel 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tunnel tunneln tunnlar tunnlarna
Genitive tunnels tunnelns tunnlars tunnlarnas

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