canal

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kəˈnæl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kəˈnæl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kə nal)

Inflections of 'canal' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
When both "l" and "ll" forms exist, spellings with a double "l" are correct, but rare, in US English, while those with a single "l" are not correct in UK English.
canals
v 3rd person singular
canalling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (Mainly UK)
canaling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US)
canalled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
canaled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
canalled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)
canaled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

canal

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [a man-made, an inland, an irrigation] canal
  2. the canals of [Venice, Amsterdam, Holland, Finland, London]
  3. a [Venice, Dutch] canal
  4. the [Suez, Panama] Canal
  5. [transported, shipped, traveled] by canal
  6. navigated the [barge, ship] [up, down, along] the canal
  7. a [bridge, footbridge, footpath] over the canal
  8. The canal was filled with [barges].
  9. the [tympanic, urinary, ear] canal
  10. [stuck, wedged] in the ear canal
  11. have a root canal (done)
n as adj
  1. a canal [barge, boat]
  2. undergo root-canal [treatment, surgery]
  3. an ear-canal infection
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