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ca·nal

 (kə-năl′)
n.
1. An artificial waterway or artificially improved river used for travel, shipping, or irrigation.
2. Anatomy A tube, duct, or passageway.
3. Astronomy One of the faint, hazy markings resembling straight lines on early telescopic images of the surface of Mars.
tr.v. ca·nalled, ca·nal·ling, ca·nals or ca·naled or ca·nal·ing
1. To dig an artificial waterway through: canal an isthmus.
2. To provide with an artificial waterway or waterways.

[Partly French, channel, and partly Middle English, tube (from Medieval Latin canāle), both from Latin canālis, tube, channel, probably from canna, small reed; see cane.]

canal

(kəˈnæl)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) an artificial waterway constructed for navigation, irrigation, water power, etc
2. (Zoology) any of various tubular passages or ducts: the alimentary canal.
3. (Botany) any of various elongated intercellular spaces in plants
4. (Astronomy) astronomy any of the indistinct surface features of Mars originally thought to be a network of channels but not seen on close-range photographs. They are caused by an optical illusion in which faint geological features appear to have a geometric structure
vb (tr) , -nals, -nalling or -nalled, -nals, -naling or -naled
5. (Civil Engineering) to dig a canal through
6. to provide with a canal or canals
[C15 (in the sense: pipe, tube): from Latin canālis channel, water pipe, from canna reed, cane1]

ca•nal

(kəˈnæl)

n., v. -nalled -naled, -nal•ling -nal•ing. n.
1. an artificial waterway for navigation, irrigation, etc.
2. a tubular passage for food, air, etc., in an animal or plant; duct.
3. channel; watercourse.
4. one of the long, dark lines on the planet Mars, as viewed from Earth.
v.t.
5. to make a canal through.
[1400–50; late Middle English: waterpipe, tubular passage < Latin canālis]

canal

- The holes in a sponge are called canals.
See also related terms for holes.

canal


Past participle: canalled
Gerund: canalling

Imperative
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am canalling
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Present Perfect
I have canalled
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
I had canalled
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canal - (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
channel - a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels; "the ship went aground in the channel"
2.canal - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substancecanal - 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"
pore - any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
canalis vertebralis, spinal canal, vertebral canal - the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes
ductule, ductulus - a very small duct
canaliculus - a small canal or duct as in some bones and parts of plants
canal of Schlemm, Schlemm's canal, sinus venosus sclerae - a circular canal in the eye that drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into the anterior ciliary veins
venous sinus, sinus - a wide channel containing blood; does not have the coating of an ordinary blood vessel
ampulla - the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear
lachrymal duct, lacrimal duct, tear duct - any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands
nasolacrimal duct - a duct that carries tears from the lacrimal sac to the nasal cavity
Haversian canal - any of the many tiny canals that contain blood vessels and connective tissue and that form a network in bone
hepatic duct - the duct that drains bile from the liver
canalis inguinalis, inguinal canal - oblique passage through the lower abdominal wall; in males it is the passage through which the testes descend into the scrotum and it contains the spermatic cord; in females it transmits the round ligament of the uterus
bile duct, common bile duct - a duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum
pancreatic duct - a duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine
lymph vessel, lymphatic vessel - a vascular duct that carries lymph which is eventually added to the venous blood circulation
salivary duct - a duct through which saliva passes from the salivary gland into the mouth
aqueductus cerebri, cerebral aqueduct, Sylvian aqueduct - a canal connecting the third and fourth ventricles
ureter - either of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder
urethra - duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct
canalis cervicis uteri, cervical canal - a spindle-shaped canal extending from the uterus to the vagina
umbilical, umbilical cord - membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
vagina - the lower part of the female reproductive tract; a moist canal in female mammals extending from the labia minora to the uterus; "the vagina receives the penis during coitus"; "the vagina is elastic enough to allow the passage of a fetus"
epididymis - a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
ductus deferens, vas deferens - a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
seminal duct - the efferent duct of the testis in man
ejaculatory duct - a part of the seminal duct formed by the duct from the seminal vesicle and the vas deferens; passes through the prostate gland
cartilaginous tube - a duct with cartilaginous walls
bronchiole - any of the smallest bronchial ducts; ending in alveoli
alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tract, digestive tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
lactiferous duct - ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple
3.canal - long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
cut - a canal made by erosion or excavation
industrial watercourse - a canal that is operated by one or more industries
lock chamber, lock - enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it
lockage - a system of locks in a canal or waterway
raceway, race - a canal for a current of water
ship canal, shipway - a canal large enough for seagoing vessels
waterway, watercourse - a conduit through which water flows
Verb1.canal - provide (a city) with a canal
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

canal

noun waterway, channel, passage, conduit, duct, watercourse A blockage of the canal could severely affect international shipping.

Canals

Berezina Canal, Bridgewater Canal, Caledonian Canal, Champlain Canal, Corinth Canal, Dortmund-Ems Canal, Erie Canal, Göta Canal, Grand Canal, Grand Union Canal, Houston Ship Canal, Kiel Canal, Manchester Ship Canal, Canal du Midi, Mittelland Canal, Moscow Canal, New York State Barge Canal, Canal do Norte, Panama Canal, Rhine-Herne Canal, Canal de São Gonçalo, Suez Canal, Twente Canal, Welland Canal
Translations
قناةقَناةقَنَاةقَناةٌ
канал
canal
průplavkanálkanálektrubice
kanal
kanalo
kanal
آبراهکانال
kanava
kanal
csatorna
meltingarvegurskurîur; skipaskurîur
運河
운하
kanalastraktas
kanālsvads
kanálkanálokprieplav
kanalprekop
kanal
คลอง
kanalyemek borusu/kanalıark
канал
con kênhkênh đào

canal

[kəˈnæl]
A. N
1. (for barge) → canal m
2. (Anat) → tubo m
B. CPD canal boat Nbarcaza f
the Canal Zone N (US) (= Panama) (formerly) → la zona del Canal de Panamá

canal

[kəˈnæl] n
(= waterway) → canal m
(in body)canal m, conduit m alimentary canal, birth canal

canal

n
Kanal m; canal bargeSchleppkahn m
(Anat) → Gang m, → Kanal m

canal

[kəˈnæl] ncanale m

canal

(kəˈnӕl) noun
1. a (usually narrow) man-made waterway. barges on the canal; the Panama Canal.
2. a passage in the body carrying fluids, food etc.

canal

قَنَاة průplav kanal Kanal κανάλι canal kanava canal kanal canale 運河 운하 kanaal kanal kanał canal de água канал kanal คลอง kanal con kênh 运河

canal

n canal m, conducto; auditory — conducto auditivo; birth — canal del parto; semicircular — conducto semicircular