Definitions for Canalkəˈnæl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ca•nalkəˈnæl(n.; v.)-nalled; -naled, -nal•ling; -nal•ing.
(n.)an artificial waterway for navigation, irrigation, etc.
Category: Civil Engineering, Nautical, Navy
a tubular passage for food, air, etc., in an animal or plant; duct.
one of the long, dark lines on the planet Mars, as viewed from Earth.
(v.t.)to make a canal through.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of canal:
1400–50; late ME: waterpipe, tubular passage < L canālis
(astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion
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"
long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
canal, canalize, canalise(verb)
provide (a city) with a canal
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a channel dug for boats to travel along
the Panama Canal
a tube in the body
the ear canal
An artificial waterway, often connecting one body of water with another
A tubular channel within the body.
To dig an artificial waterway in or to (a place), especially for drainage
To travel along a canal by boat
Origin: From canalis.
an artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc
a tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Canal' in Nouns Frequency: #1508
Translations for Canal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a (usually narrow) man-made waterway
barges on the canal; the Panama Canal.
- canalPortuguese (BR)
- průplav, kanálCzech
- der KanalGerman
- کانال؛ آبراههFarsi
- kanal, prokopCroatian
- skurður; skipaskurðurIcelandic
- kanaal, grachtDutch
- کانال؛ آبراههPersian
- يوه لويه واله په تېره چه بېړۍ پكښي چليږى: داوبو لګولو واله: (پ) يورګ چه دحيواناتو او يا نبا تاتو په جسم كې مايعات تېروىPashto
- 運河Chinese (Trad.)
- kênh đàoVietnamese
- 运河Chinese (Simp.)
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