Canal definitions

kə-năl'
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 or artificially improved river used for travel, shipping, or irrigation.
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A tube, duct, or passageway.
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One of the faint, hazy markings resembling straight lines on early telescopic images of the surface of Mars.
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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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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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Any of various tubular passages or ducts.
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To build a canal through or across.
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A tube, duct, or passageway.
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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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Origin of canal

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).