What does canal mean?

Definitions for canal
kəˈnælcanal

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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.

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.]

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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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. Contessa Bianca Bertolli:

    There is nothing more amusing to Venetians than watching tourists who think the Grand Canal is all there is to Venice.

  2. Patrick Mossberg:

    It will always be a niche trading route compared to the Suez Canal but with the right conditions it will grow significantly.

  3. Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy:

    Americans are thinking, there are some good members of Congress but we can’t figure out what they are good for. Others are thinking, how did these morons make it through the birth canal.”

  4. Allyson Gantt:

    Generally speaking, we do the walks in shallow water, the alligators are typically near deeper water. That said, occasionally we see them in the culverts or a canal near the road where we enter. Once, when I was in a very typical cypress dome with a deep hole in the center, we saw a good-size alligator who was clearly the resident of the deep hole in the center of the dome. Other times, late in the dry season, I've seen alligators left in the few patches of water that remain. We tromped by in the mud, without disturbing the alligator in the water hole.

  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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