| - Tim Lake |
“Filter” is a noun and a verb with similar meanings. It is also something you definitely use. Let’s find out more.
The main meaning of the noun “filter” is any material which a liquid or gas can pass through to remove the bad parts or separate out solids.
+ You can make a simple filter using old tights.
+ Put in a filter, add the coffee and then fill the machine with water.
+ Charcoal makes a good filter for cleaning air and water.
+ A sieve is a simple filter that can be used to separate different materials.
A connected meaning of “filter” is a device that contains material for filtering.
+ The water bottle has a filter in it, so it cleans the water before your drink it.
+ The pool filter needs cleaning every week.
+ These filter systems are very good for removing cigarette smoke.
+ I bought a replacement filter for my Brita.
A related meaning of “filter” is something that works like a filter blocking or removing certain parts.
+ We can set up a filter to limit the search results.
+ She has no filter and say whatever comes into her head.
+ Events are often changed through the filter of memory.
+ Everyone has a filter through which they see the world.
In photography and on Instagram a “filter” changes the colour, contrast, and sharpness of an image.
+ A sepia filter makes photos look old.
+ This picture didn’t need a filter to look good.
+ He shots his photos with a special filter.
The verb of “filter” means the same as the noun, to remove or separate by the action of a filter.
+ The water is filtered three times before you drink it.
+ The process filters out all the impurities.
+ I have my email set up to filter out junk mail.
+ Mix it with water and then filter it out.
The pronunciation is / ˈfɪltə /.
This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.
この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。