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Dictionary entrance overview: What does grand Canal mean?

GRAND CANAL (noun) The noun grand CANAL has actually 2 senses:

1.

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the major waterway in Venice, Italy

2. an inland waterway 1000 miles long in eastern China; extends native Tianjin in the north to Hangzhou in the south

Familiarity information: GRAND CANAL used as a noun is rare.


Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

canal (long and narrow piece of water made for boats or for irrigation)

Holonyms ("Grand Canal" is a part of...):

Venezia; Venice (the provincial resources of Veneto; developed on 118 islands within a lagoon in the Gulf the Venice; has actually canals instead of streets; among Italy"s major ports and also a famous tourist attraction)

Sense2

Meaning:

An inland waterway 1000 miles long in eastern China; extends indigenous Tianjin in the north to Hangzhou in the south

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

canal (long and narrow piece of water make for boats or because that irrigation)

Holonyms ("Grand Canal" is a part of...):

Cathay; China; Communist China; mainland China; People"s Republic that China; PRC; Red China (a communist country that consist of a huge territory in eastern Asia; the many populous country in the world)


Context examples

Then it was all true. I experienced the skins of tigers flaming in his palace on the grand Canal; I saw him opening a chest that rubies to ease, with their crimson-lighted depths, the gnawings the his broken heart.

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