What does Canal mean?

Definitions for Canal
kəˈnælcanal

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Canal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. canalnoun

    (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, channelnoun

    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. canalverb

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

  4. canal, canalize, canaliseverb

    provide (a city) with a canal

Wiktionary

  1. canalnoun

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

  2. canalnoun

    A tubular channel within the body.

  3. canalverb

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

  4. canalverb

    To travel along a canal by boat

  5. Etymology: From canalis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Canalnoun

    Etymology: canalis, Lat.

    The walks and long canals reply. Alexander Pope.

Wikipedia

  1. Canal

    Canals or artificial waterways are waterways or engineered channels built for drainage management (e.g. flood control and irrigation) or for conveyancing water transport vehicles (e.g. water taxi). They carry free, calm surface flow under atmospheric pressure, and can be thought of as artificial rivers. In most cases, a canal has a series of dams and locks that create reservoirs of low speed current flow. These reservoirs are referred to as slack water levels, often just called levels. A canal can be called a navigation canal when it parallels a natural river and shares part of the latter's discharges and drainage basin, and leverages its resources by building dams and locks to increase and lengthen its stretches of slack water levels while staying in its valley. A canal can cut across a drainage divide atop a ridge, generally requiring an external water source above the highest elevation. The best-known example of such a canal is the Panama Canal. Many canals have been built at elevations, above valleys and other waterways. Canals with sources of water at a higher level can deliver water to a destination such as a city where water is needed. The Roman Empire's aqueducts were such water supply canals.

ChatGPT

  1. canal

    A canal is a man-made waterway constructed for various purposes such as irrigation, water supply, drainage, navigation of vessels, or even for defense. It is specifically designed to connect different bodies of water (like rivers, lakes, or oceans) and allows the transport of goods and people across significant distances. Some canals have locks to manage varying water levels.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canalnoun

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

  2. Canalnoun

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

  3. Etymology: [F. canal, from L. canalis canal, channel; prob. from a root signifying to cut; cf. D. kanaal, fr. the French. Cf. Channel, Kennel gutter.]

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Canal

    kan-al′, n. an artificial watercourse for navigation: a duct in the body for any of its fluids.—n. Canal′-boat, a boat for canal traffic.—adjs. Canalic′ular, canal-shaped; Canalic′ulate, -d, channelled, grooved.—ns. Canalic′ulus (anat.), a small furrow or channel; Canalisā′tion, the construction of canals.—v.t. Canal′ise, to make a canal through: to convert into a canal. [L. canalis, a water-pipe.]

Editors Contribution

  1. canal

    A type of channel.

    The root canal on my teeth had to be checked thankfully they are healthy.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CANAL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Canal is ranked #22618 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Canal surname appeared 1,135 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Canal.

    60.1% or 683 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    32.3% or 367 total occurrences were White.
    5.1% or 58 total occurrences were Black.
    1.5% or 18 total occurrences were Asian.

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Canal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Canal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Canal in a Sentence

  1. Chakradhar Talukdar:

    The watchman inspects the canal and, if any repair is needed, immediately informs the committee president or secretary, and they in turn ask a member to go and repair it.

  2. Le Cun:

    Then I saw a tiny light in the distance, almost like somebody lit a match, then all the sudden it was on me, it spit me out into the sunlight into this canal and there were tons of fish around. Goliath groupers, tarpons, a bunch of fish that didn't make it.

  3. Barbara Lovell:

    She could never figure out why I could talk to someone I have seen all day in school all night, we had a great life living there on the canal with friends. We never felt unsafe, ever.

  4. Tinessa Hogan:

    I don't know what her personal beliefs are. We have similar information … that she was in the canal, that she was offering to baptize people in the neighborhood. That is an angle that we're exploring, again, we reach out to the community for information on that particular subject.

  5. Jesus Reyes:

    But if you come over the( border) fence, you are right there within a foot of the canal.

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