1. a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
; - Example: "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Conduit \Con"duit\ (? or ?; 277), n. [F., fr. LL. conductus
escort, conduit. See Conduct.]
1. A pipe, canal, channel, or passage for conveying water or
All the conduits of my blood froze up. --Shak.
This is the fountain of all those bitter waters, of
which, through a hundred different conduits, we have
(a) A structure forming a reservoir for water. --Oxf.
(b) A narrow passage for private communication.
[1913 Webster] Conduit system
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or
electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected
through a system of conduits"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
52 Moby Thesaurus words for "conduit":
access, adit, aisle, alley, ambulatory, aperture, aqueduct, arcade,
artery, avenue, canal, channel, cloister, colonnade, communication,
connection, corridor, course, covered way, defile, ditch, duct,
egress, entrance, exit, ferry, ford, gallery, ingress, inlet,
interchange, intersection, junction, lane, opening, outlet,
overpass, pass, passage, passageway, portico, railroad tunnel,
traject, trajet, trench, trough, troughing, troughway, tunnel,
underpass, watercourse, way
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
a water-course or channel (Job 38:25). The "conduit of the upper
pool" (Isa. 7:3) was formed by Hezekiah for the purpose of
conveying the waters from the upper pool in the valley of Gihon
to the west side of the city of David (2 Kings 18:17; 20:20; 2
Chr. 32:30). In carrying out this work he stopped "the waters of
the fountains which were without the city" i.e., "the upper
water-course of Gihon", and conveyed it down from the west
through a canal into the city, so that in case of a siege the
inhabitants of the city might have a supply of water, which
would thus be withdrawn from the enemy. (See SILOAM.)
There are also the remains of a conduit which conducted water
from the so-called "Pools of Solomon," beyond Bethlehem, into
the city. Water is still conveyed into the city from the
fountains which supplied these pools by a channel which crosses
the valley of Hinnom.