Synonyms of canal


1. canal, channel

usage: (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion

2. duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel, passage, passageway

usage: 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"

3. canal, watercourse, waterway

usage: long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation


1. canal, canalize, canalise, supply, provide, render, furnish

usage: provide (a city) with a canal

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Definition and meaning of canal (Dictionary)