(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: object, channel

2. a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance

- the alimentary canal

Similar word(s): channel, duct

Definition categories: body, passage, passageway

3. long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation

Definition categories: man–made, watercourse, waterway


1. provide (a city) with a canal

Similar word(s): canalise, canalize

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply