Definitions of canal

  1. provide with a canal, as of a city Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. provide (a city) with a canal Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A long and relatively narrow arm of the sea, approximately uniform in width; - used chiefly in proper names; as, Portland Canal; Lynn Canal. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A man-made navigable waterway; a tube for the passage of fluids; as, the alimentary canal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A duct or channel, a tubular structure. See also canalis. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. A tubular vessel for conveyance of fluids. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. An artificial watercourse for navigation: a duct in the body for any of its fluids. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. An artificial channel for water. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. An artificial inland waterway; a channel, groove, or duct. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. An artificial watercourse, specially for the passage of boats; a duct in the body for any of its fluids, &c.; a flute; a groove. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A water-course navigable for boats or ships; an artificial river; in anat., a duct or tube in the body for the passage of fluids. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. A duct; a tubular passage formed in or by some tissue; a groove in the hard or soft parts of various animals; a passage or groove found in the tissues of numerous plants. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  18. A trench dug for leading water in a particular direction, and confin- ing it. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  19. Public canals are generally protected by the law which authorizes their being made. Various points have arisen under numerous laws authorizing the construction of canals, which have been decided in cases reported in 1 Yeates, 430; 1 Binn. 70; 1 Pennsyl. 462; 2 Pennsyl. 517; 7 Mass. 169; 1 Sumu. 46; 20 Johns. 103, 735; 2 Johns. 283; 7 John. Ch. 315; 1 Wend. 474; 5 Wend. 166; 8 Wend. 469; 4 Wend. 667; 6 Cowen, 698; 7 Cowen, 526 4 Hamm. 253; 5 Hamm. 141, 391; 6 Hamm. 126; 1 N. H. Rep. 339; See River. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  20. kan-al', n. an artificial watercourse for navigation: a duct in the body for any of its fluids.--n. CANAL'-BOAT, a boat for canal traffic.--adjs. CANALIC'ULAR, canal-shaped; CANALIC'ULATE, -D, channelled, grooved.--ns. CANALIC'ULUS (anat.), a small furrow or channel; CANALIS[=A]'TION, the construction of canals.--v.t. CANAL'ISE, to make a canal through: to convert into a canal. [L. canalis, a water-pipe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. A channel for affording passage to liquids, or solids, or to certain organs. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  22. [Latin] A tubular passage; a closed, relatively narrow channel. See Alimentary c., Femoral c., etc., also Meatus. na
  23. Duct in plant or animal body for food, liquid, air, &c.; artificial watercourse for inland navigation (cc. of Mars, markings of doubtful nature on planet Mars); (Zool.) groove in shell for protrusion of breathing-tube. (Vb) make c. through; provide with cc. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. Any passage or duct in the body. American pocket medical dictionary.
  25. A channel, tube, duct; a long narrow passage. In dentistry, the tubal cavity, extending the length of the roots of the teeth and containing the branches of the dental pulp Appleton's medical dictionary.
  26. n. [Latin] An artificial water-course, particularly one for the passage of boats or vessels;—a duct in the body of an animal through which the juices pass;—a surgical instrument; a splint. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. A bason of water in a garden; any course of water made by art; a passage through which any of the juices of the body flow. Complete Dictionary

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