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Definition 1: long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation - [noun denoting artifact]

(canal is a kind of ...) a conduit through which water flows

(... is a kind of canal ) a canal large enough for seagoing vessels

(... is a kind of canal ) a canal made by erosion or excavation

(... is a kind of canal ) a canal that is operated by one or more industries

(... is a kind of canal ) a canal for a current of water

(... is an instance of canal) an artificial waterway connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo; built in the 19th century; now part of the New York State Barge Canal

(... is an instance of canal) a canal connecting Cape Cod Bay with Buzzards Bay

(... is an instance of canal) the major waterway in Venice, Italy

(... is an instance of canal) an inland waterway 1000 miles long in eastern China; extends from Tianjin in the north to Hangzhou in the south

(... is an instance of canal) a canal in northern Scotland that links North Sea with the Atlantic Ocean; runs diagonally between Moray Firth at the northeastern end and Loch Linnhe at the southwestern end; now little used

(... is an instance of canal) a canal that connects Lake Okeechobee with the Caloosahatchee River in southern Florida to form part of the Cross-Florida Waterway

(... is an instance of canal) a system of canals crossing New York State and connecting the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and Lake Champlain

(canal is a part of ...) a system of locks in a canal or waterway

(canal is a part of ...) 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

Definition 2: a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance - [noun denoting body]

Samples where canal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tear duct was obstructed
  • the alimentary canal
  • poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs

Synonyms for canal in the sense of this definition

(canal is a kind of ...) a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass

"the nasal passages"

(... is a kind of canal ) any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal

(... is a kind of canal ) a canal connecting the third and fourth ventricles

(... is a kind of canal ) either of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder

(... is a kind of canal ) duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct

(... is a kind of canal ) a spindle-shaped canal extending from the uterus to the vagina

(... is a kind of canal ) membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta

(... is a kind of canal ) 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"

(... is a kind of canal ) a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens

(... is a kind of canal ) a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct

(... is a kind of canal ) the efferent duct of the testis in man

(... is a kind of canal ) a part of the seminal duct formed by the duct from the seminal vesicle and the vas deferens; passes through the prostate gland

(... is a kind of canal ) a duct with cartilaginous walls

(... is a kind of canal ) any of the smallest bronchial ducts; ending in alveoli

(... is a kind of canal ) tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination

(... is a kind of canal ) a duct through which saliva passes from the salivary gland into the mouth

(... is a kind of canal ) a vascular duct that carries lymph which is eventually added to the venous blood circulation

(... is a kind of canal ) the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes

(... is a kind of canal ) a very small duct

(... is a kind of canal ) a small canal or duct as in some bones and parts of plants

(... is a kind of canal ) a circular canal in the eye that drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into the anterior ciliary veins

(... is a kind of canal ) a wide channel containing blood; does not have the coating of an ordinary blood vessel

(... is a kind of canal ) any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands

(... is a kind of canal ) a duct that carries tears from the lacrimal sac to the nasal cavity

(... is a kind of canal ) any of the many tiny canals that contain blood vessels and connective tissue and that form a network in bone

(... is a kind of canal ) the duct that drains bile from the liver

(... is a kind of 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

(... is a kind of canal ) a duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum

(... is a kind of canal ) a duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine

(... is a kind of canal ) ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple

(canal is a part of ...) the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear

Definition 3: (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion - [noun denoting object]

(canal is a kind of ...) 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"

(canal belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 4: provide (a city) with a canal - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for canal in the sense of this definition

(canal is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

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