What does the word filter mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To pass through a filter; separate by a filter.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A strainer for clearing or purifying liquids.

Usage examples for filter

  1. I started off with washing the gravel, then fixed the under- gravel filter. – Free from School by Rahul Alvares
  2. The water and the dissolved salt pass through, while the sediment remains on the filter. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.