Crossword clues for canal
- Venetian byway
- Panama or Erie
- Sight at Buzzards Bay
- Sight from Buzzards Bay
- Love or Suez
- Tooth adjunct
- De Lesseps achievement
- Panama, e.g.
- Place for locks
- Erie or root follower
- Shortcut for a ship
- Mars marking
- Erie is one
- Erie or Kiel
- De Lesseps's feat
- Welland is one
- Kiel or Suez
- Welland, e.g.
- Suez or Panama
- Venice "street"
- This may be alimentary
- Panama or Welland
- Erie or Panama
- De Lesseps's concern
- Erie or Grand
- Erie, for one
- De Lesseps feat
- Root or Erie
- See 39 Across
- System of locks
- Mars sighting
- Locked passageway
- Barge's path
- Florida's Saint Lucie, e.g.
- Ear part
- Part of a network, often
- Gondola's place
- Tolltaker's locale, maybe
- Locks locale
- Martian marking
- Toll site
- Place for a gondola
- Suez, for one
- Word with ear or Erie
- See 11-Down
- Lock locale
- Something not really on Mars
- Lock site
- Barge's route
- Alimentary ___
- See 35-Down
- Rialto Bridge sight
- It may go from sea to shining sea
- Illusory sight on Mars
- Long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
- A bodily passage or tube conveying a secretion or other substance
- They are now believed to be an optical illusion
- (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels
- Suez or Kiel
- Kiel, e.g.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Canal \Ca*nal"\, n. [F. canal, from L. canalis canal, channel; prob. from a root signifying ``to cut''; cf. D. kanaal, fr. the French. Cf. Channel, Kennel gutter.]
An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc.
(Anat.) A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear.
A long and relatively narrow arm of the sea, approximately uniform in width; -- used chiefly in proper names; as, Portland Canal; Lynn Canal. [Alaska]
Canal boat, a boat for use on a canal; esp. one of peculiar shape, carrying freight, and drawn by horses walking on the towpath beside the canal.
Canal lock. See Lock.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., from French canal, chanel "water channel, tube, pipe, gutter" (12c.), from Latin canalis "water pipe, groove, channel," noun use of adjective from canna "reed" (see cane (n.)). Originally in English "a pipe for liquid," its sense transferred by 1670s to "artificial waterway."
n. 1 An artificial waterway, often connecting one body of water with another 2 A tubular channel within the body. vb. To dig an artificial waterway in or to (a place), especially for drainage
n. (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion
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" [syn: duct, epithelial duct, channel]
long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
Canals and navigations are human-made channels for water conveyance (supply), or to service water transport vehicles. In the vernacular both are referred to as 'canals', and in most cases, the engineered works will have series of dams and locks creating areas of low speed current flow referred to as'' 'slack water levels','' often just called 'levels'.
The main difference between them is that a navigation parallels a river and shares part of its waters, its drainage basin and leverages its resources by building dams and locks to increase and lengthen its long stretches of deep enough slack water levels while staying in its valley. In contrast, a canal cuts across a drainage divide atop a ridge (however humble), generally requiring an external water source above the highest elevation. Many canals have been built at elevations towering over valleys and others water ways crossing far below. Cities need a lot of fresh water and many canals with sources of water at a higher level can deliver water to a destination where there is lack of water. The Roman Empire's Aqueducts were such water supply canals.
A canal is a human-made channel for water.
Canal may also refer to:
In anatomy, a canal (or canalis in Latin) is a tubular passage or channel which connects different regions of the body.
- Infraorbital canal
- Alveolar canals
- Palatovaginal canal
- Greater palatine canal
- Incisive canals
- Mandibular canal
- Pterygoid canal
- Semicircular canal
- Pelvis, abdomen and thigh
- Adductor canal
- Femoral canal
- Inguinal canal
- Pudendal canal
- Obturator canal
- Anal canal
- Spinal canal
Canal is a station on Line 2 and Line 7 of the Madrid Metro. It is located in fare Zone A.
Usage examples of "canal".
It is generally due to acidity of the alimentary canal, to which the treatment must be directed.
At the Royal Canal bridge, from his hoarding, Mr Eugene Stratton, his blub lips agrin, bade all comers welcome to Pembroke township.
Allemant, Vaudesson, Malmaison, and Chavignon, with 8000 prisoners, were taken on 23 October, and by the 27th the French had captured Pinon, Pargny, and Filain, and pressed through the Pinon forest to the banks of the Ailette and the Oise and Aisne canal.
Then when they crossed the open they came to the Ailette Canal, in which wire entanglements had been placed.
Next morning we proceeded to Turin, and on Wednesday got here, in the middle of the last night of the Congress Carnival -- rowing up the Canal to our Albergo through a dazzling blaze of lights and throng of boats, -- there being, if we are told truly, 50,000 strangers in the city.
As they sailed out into Osiat waters at the western end of the Canal, Alec craned his neck to see the carved tops of the pillars flanking this entrance.
And before she had any time to prepare herself for it, there they stood on the embankment, with the Grand Canal opening resplendently before them in gleaming amorphous blues and greens and olives and silvers, and the tottering palace fronts of marble and inlay leaning over to look at their faces in it, and the mooring poles, top-heavy, striped, lantern-headed, bristling outside the doorways in the cobalt-shadowed water, and the sudden bunches of piles propped together like drunks holding one another up outside an English pub after closing time.
Thick hedges of green briars, interspersed with acacia and wild apricot trees, lined the four canals that still divided the city into quarters.
He was a natural horseman and an excellent shot with bow, arbalest and rifle, and often went off by himself for days at a time, hunting in the high ranges of hills where the Breas ran white and fast through the locks and ponds of the old canal system.
Gustave Duchanel, Algiers atomician, is building dozens of huge canals, through which water from the Mediterranean Sea now flows into the arid Sahara Desert.
The Luftwaffe were already attacking the Suez Canal from bases in the Dodecanese, and they could obviously, if they chose, operate against Syria, especially with airborne troops.
As soon as we had passed the custom-house, the gondoliers began to row with a will along the Giudecca Canal, by which we must pass to go to Fusina or to Mestre, which latter place was really our destination.
Mr Bittering held to the side of the canal, his body cold and his heart pounding slowly.
After Macore and Bly went ashore, the others grew restless, with the bright lights and noise of a massive and living cosmopolitan city crisscrossed with a network of canals and levees.
Macore and Bly went ashore, the others grew restless, with the bright lights and noise of a massive and living cosmopolitan city crisscrossed with a network of canals and levees.