filter filter  /ˈfɪl tər/


  1. (n) device that removes something from whatever passes through it
  2. (n) an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it
  3. (v) remove by passing through a filter
  4. (v) pass through
  5. (v) run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream


  1. When heavy cigarette smoking was first indicted as the major cause of the radical increase in lung cancer, scarcely more than 1% of cigarettes had filter tips.
  2. Use a spam filter, not a Web filter, to keep things clean.
  3. Surgical masks can't filter out the relatively tiny particles and gases like nitrogen dioxide that cause the most damage to your body.


  1. Oil filter problem forces 787 to land

    Passengers from a United Airlines 787 Dreamliner that made an unscheduled landing in Seattle were expected to resume their journey to Japan on Wednesday morning. Flight 139 from Denver to Tokyo was diverted to Seattle on Tuesday afternoon "due to an indication of a problem with an oil filter," United said in a statement to CNN. The aircraft landed normally, said spokeswoman Mary Ryan. The plane ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

  2. Possible oil filter issue diverts United Dreamliner

    A United Airlines 787 Dreaminer headed to Tokyo from Denver was diverted to Seattle after an indication that there was a problem with an oil filter in one of the engines, United said Tuesday night.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Oil filter issue prompts United Airlines 787 flying from Denver to Tokyo to divert to Seattle

    SEATTLE — United Airlines says an oil filter issue has prompted the crew of a Boeing 787 flying from Denver to Tokyo to divert to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune


  1. "I like being able to answer these tough questions without the filter, even, of the mainstream media kind of telling viewers what they've just heard," Palin, a 44-year-old mother of five, said.
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: AFP

  2. "I think they have a right to (filter), but I come up short of saying they have the responsibility," Palfrey said. "I'd rather have the responsibility in the hands of passengers and require them to be accountable for what they do on laptops...
    on Dec 23, 2007 By: John Palfrey Source: Forbes

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