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Webster 1913 Edition


Duct

Duct

(dŭkt)
,
Noun.
[L.
ductus
a leading, conducting, conduit, fr.
ducere
,
ductum
, to lead. See
Duke
, and cf.
Douche
.]
1.
Any tube or canal by which a fluid or other substance is conducted or conveyed.
2.
(Anat.)
One of the vessels of an animal body by which the products of glandular secretion are conveyed to their destination.
3.
(Bot.)
A large, elongated cell, either round or prismatic, usually found associated with woody fiber.
Ducts are classified, according to the character of the surface of their walls, or their structure, as annular, spiral, scalariform, etc.
4.
Guidance; direction.
[Obs.]
Hammond.

Webster 1828 Edition


Duct

DUCT

,
Noun.
[L., to lead. See Duke.]
1.
Any tube or canal by which fluid or other substance is conducted or conveyed. It is particularly used to denote the vessels of an animal body, by which the blood, chyle, lymph, &c., are carried from one part to another, and the vessels of plants in which the sap is conveyed.
2.
Guidance; direction. [Little used.]

Definition 2021


duct

duct

English

Noun

duct (plural ducts)

  1. A pipe, tube or canal which carries gas or liquid from one place to another.
    heating and air-conditioning ducts
  2. An enclosure or channel for electrical cable runs.
  3. (obsolete) Guidance; direction.
    [] otherwise to express His care and love to mankind, viz., in giving and consigning to them His written word for a rule and constant director of life, not leaving them to the duct of their own inclinations. Henry Hammond.

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Verb

duct (third-person singular simple present ducts, present participle ducting, simple past and past participle ducted)

  1. To channel something through a duct (or series of ducts)