Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun canal

3 senses of canal

Sense 1
canal -- ((astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion)
       => channel -- (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")

Sense 2
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel -- (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")
       => passage, passageway -- (a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages")

Sense 3
canal -- (long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation)
       => watercourse, waterway -- (a conduit through which water flows)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb canal

1 sense of canal

Sense 1
canal, canalize, canalise -- (provide (a city) with a canal)
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

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