What does canal mean?

Definitions for canal
kəˈnælcanal

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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

Wiktionary

  1. canal(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From canalis.

  2. canal(Noun)

    A tubular channel within the body.

    Etymology: From canalis.

  3. canal(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From canalis.

  4. canal(Verb)

    To travel along a canal by boat

    Etymology: From canalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canal(noun)

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

    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.]

  2. Canal(noun)

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

    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.]

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.

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  

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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How to say canal in sign language?

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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. Kevin Donegan:

    This region provides a strong training opportunity for nations worldwide as three of the six major maritime chokepoints in the world are here: the Suez Canal, the Strait of Bab Al Mandeb and the Strait of Hormuz.

  2. Skokie Fire Chief Jim Walters:

    I mean it’s murky, it’s murky all the way through, I was told the visibility is about three feet, we encountering the brush on the side of the canal that makes it difficult.

  3. Investment Minister Ashraf Salman:

    The main project that we'll show in the conference is the development of the Suez Canal, which will represent 30-35 percent of Egypt's new economy.

  4. John Miller:

    An organisation like ISIL (Islamic State) is capable of surprising us ... so we want to work hard to eliminate that opportunity for surprise and we do that through a robust presence in the maritime environment, in the Suez Canal what we've seen consistently despite unrest that has occurred in Egypt ... (is) a Suez canal that is secure and properly administered.

  5. Whitney Bowe:

    Over-waxing can destroy the hair canal, leading to permanent ingrowns.

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