Canal meaning

kə-năl
An artificial waterway or artificially improved river used for travel, shipping, or irrigation.
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(anatomy) A tube, duct, or passageway.
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To build a canal through or across.
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(anatomy) A tube, duct, or passageway.
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To dig an artificial waterway through.

Canal an isthmus.

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To provide with an artificial waterway or waterways.
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An artificial waterway for transportation or irrigation.
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A river artificially improved by locks, levees, etc. to permit navigation.
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(anat.) Any of various tubular passages or ducts.
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(astronomy) One of the faint, hazy markings resembling straight lines on early telescopic images of the surface of Mars.
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The definition of a canal is a river or man-made channel of water used for transportation.

An example of a canal is where the floating market in Bangkok takes place.

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An artificial waterway, often connecting one body of water with another.
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A tubular channel within the body.
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To dig an artificial waterway in or to (a place), especially for drainage.
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To travel along a canal by boat.
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Any of the long, narrow lines once perceived to be on the surface of the planet Mars as seen through earth telescopes: at one time thought by some to be actual canals but now known to be optical illusions.
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Origin of canal

  • Partly French channel, and partly Middle English tube (from Medieval Latin canāle) both from Latin canālis tube, channel probably from canna small reed cane

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French canal, from Old French canal, from Latin canālis (“channel; canal”), from Latin canālis (“canal”), from canna (“reed, cane”), from Ancient Greek κάννα (kanna, “reed”), from Akkadian (qanû, “reed”), from Sumerian (gi.na).

    From Wiktionary