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/kəˈnal/,
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canals, plural;
  1. An artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships inland or to convey water for irrigation

  2. A tubular duct in a plant or animal, serving to convey or contain food, liquid, or air
    • - the ear canal
  3. Any of a number of linear markings formerly reported as seen by telescope on the planet Mars


  1. (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. provide (a city) with a canal
  3. duct: 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"
  4. long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
  5. Canal+ ("Canal Plus", "C+" meaning "Channel Plus/More" in French) is a French premium pay television channel launched in 1984. It is owned by the Canal+ Group, which in turn is owned by Vivendi SA. The channel broadcasts several kinds of programming, mostly encrypted. ...
  6. Canals are human-made channels for water. There are two types of canal: #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. ...
  7. Two places in Cuba are named El Canal
  8. In anatomy, a canal (or canalis in Latin) is a tubular passage or channel which connect different regions of the body.
  9. Kanał (Sewer) is a 1956 Polish film directed by Andrzej Wajda. It was the first film ever made about the Warsaw Uprising, telling the story of a ragged company of Home Army resistance fighters escaping the Nazi onslaught through the city's sewers. ...
  10. Canal+ is a Spanish commercial television channel, launched in September 1990 on terrestrial television frequencies. The channel is operated by Sogecable. The main staples of Canal+ are Spanish football, bullfighting and recent movies.
  11. An artificial waterway, often connecting one body of water with another; A tubular channel within the body; To dig an artificial waterway in or to (a place), especially for drainage; To travel along a canal by boat
  12. (Canals) Artificial channels for the conveyance of water, used for navigation, transportation, drainage, or irrigation of land.
  13. (Canals) Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway (under construction) · Grand Union Canal · Branches: Slough Arm · Wendover Arm · Aylesbury Arm
  14. (canals) (a) Observations by Secchi revealed linear features on the Martian surface. Lowell built an observatory specifically to study these, and made many drawings of extensive networks he attributed to intelligent life on Mars. Spacecraft missions have revealed these to be an optical illusion. ...
  15. (canals) man-made waterways transporting water from the polar caps into the inhabited regions of Barsoom. Generally bordered by trees and agricultural areas, often accompanied by a broad roadway.
  16. The narrow chamber inside the root of the tooth that contains the nerve and blood vessels.
  17. A manmade waterway used to connect bodies of water that do not connect naturally. Canals use locks to raise and lower boats when connecting bodies of water that have different water levels. The Panama and Suez canals are two of the most famous.
  18. Canals are man-made waterways, usually connecting existing lakes, rivers, or oceans. They are used for transportation, often by barges or narrow boats on smaller canals, and by ships on ship canals that connect to the ocean.
  19. Spiritual flow is restricted by conventional ideals (more); Dirty or polluted: circulatory system
  20. To see the water of a canal muddy and stagnant-looking, portends sickness and disorders of the stomach and dark designs of enemies. But if its waters are clear a placid life and the devotion of friends is before you. ...
  21. The term Canal is used in garden design to describe a long thin body of water, which is usually rectangular but may be curved.
  22. A tubular passage or channel. A root canal is the space within the root of a tooth that contains the pulp tissue.
  23. manmade waterway used by watercraft or for drainage, irrigation, mining, or water power (ditch, lateral).
  24. alleyway that separates quadrants within the reactor vessel.
  25. an open manmade channel used for conveying water.