Definitions for Canalkəˈnæl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ca•nalkəˈnæl(n.; v.)-nalled; -naled, -nal•ling; -nal•ing.

  1. (n.)an artificial waterway for navigation, irrigation, etc.

    Category: Civil Engineering, Nautical, Navy

  2. a tubular passage for food, air, etc., in an animal or plant; duct.

    Category: Biology

  3. channel; watercourse.

  4. one of the long, dark lines on the planet Mars, as viewed from Earth.

    Category: Astronomy

  5. (v.t.)to make a canal through.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of canal:

1400–50; late ME: waterpipe, tubular passage < L canālis

Princeton's WordNet

  1. canal(noun)

    (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion

  2. duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel(noun)

    a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance

    "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"

  3. canal(verb)

    long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation

  4. canal, canalize, canalise(verb)

    provide (a city) with a canal

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. canal(noun)əˈnæl

    a channel dug for boats to travel along

    the Panama Canal

  2. canaləˈnæl

    a tube in the body

    the ear canal

Wiktionary

  1. canal(Noun)

    An artificial waterway, often connecting one body of water with another

  2. canal(Noun)

    A tubular channel within the body.

  3. canal(Verb)

    To dig an artificial waterway in or to (a place), especially for drainage

  4. canal(Verb)

    To travel along a canal by boat

  5. Origin: From canalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canal(noun)

    an artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc

  2. Canal(noun)

    a tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear

Freebase

  1. Canal

    Canals are man-made channels for water. There are two types of canal: ⁕Waterways: navigable transportation canals used for carrying ships and boats shipping goods and conveying people, further subdivided into two kinds: ⁕Those connected to existing lakes, rivers, or oceans. Included are inter-basin canals, such as the Suez Canal, Erie Canal, and the Panama Canal. ⁕Those connected in a city network: such as the Canal Grande and others of Venice Italy; the gracht of Amsterdam, and the waterways of Bangkok. ⁕Aqueducts: water supply canals that are used for the conveyance and delivery of potable water for human consumption, municipal uses, and agriculture irrigation. Rills and acequias are small versions.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Canal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4178

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Canal' in Nouns Frequency: #1508


Translations for Canal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

canal(noun)

a (usually narrow) man-made waterway

barges on the canal; the Panama Canal.

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