Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An inland waterway, about 1,800 km (1,115 mi) long, of eastern China extending from Tianjin in the north to Hangzhou in the south. Begun in the sixth to fifth century BC, it was extended in the seventh century AD and completed in the 13th century.
  • The principal waterway of Venice, Italy. The canal is crossed by the historic Rialto bridge and is lined with grand palazzi.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the major waterway in Venice, Italy
  • noun an inland waterway 1000 miles long in eastern China; extends from Tianjin in the north to Hangzhou in the south

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Examples

  • For aperitivo, enjoy a ciccheto and a glass of wine while standing outside with friends, or end your happy hour here with dinner along the Grand Canal.

    Andria Mitsakos: Scene By Scene: Venice In 23 Hours

  • And among the 21 Renoirs is "Marie-Thérèse Durand-Ruel Sewing" (1882), in brilliant, stained-glass colors; a wonderful still life of "Onions" (1881); and "Venice, The Doge's Palace" (1881) shimmering across the Grand Canal.

    The Clark Collection's Personal Vision

  • And just up the Grand Canal, wedged between the splendidly restored Dogana, or Custom's House, and the ecstatically over-the-top octagonal Church of Santa Maria Della Salute, is an ad for

    Burning Bridges in Venice

  • Seven years later Absalom Sydenstricker persuaded the Mission Board to let him launch a personal assault on the vast, densely populated area of North kiangsu, setting up his campaign headquarters in the walled city of Tsingkiangpu, nearly three hundred miles north of Shanghai on the Grand Canal, where no missionary had ever settled before.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • Seven years later Absalom Sydenstricker persuaded the Mission Board to let him launch a personal assault on the vast, densely populated area of North kiangsu, setting up his campaign headquarters in the walled city of Tsingkiangpu, nearly three hundred miles north of Shanghai on the Grand Canal, where no missionary had ever settled before.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  •            There is one privately owned palazzo along the Grand Canal, and only one privately owned gondola left in the entire city.

    Peggy Guggenheim Visits her Favorite Question

  • The essence of the plan, connecting water paths on the Korean peninsula and organizing four rivers, is about the Grand Canal.

    Korea: Grand Canal Confession

  • The Lee's government stated that they won't start working with the Grand Canal.

    Is Korea's President Lee going back to the era of dictatorship?

  • I rewarded myself for a hard day of walking with a gelato and hopped the vaporetto (water taxi) for a ride back up the Grand Canal to my hotel.

    A Long-Awaited Weekend in Venice

  • Throughout history - from the (re) building of the Great Wall and Grand Canal to today's Herculean Olympic project - the country knows how to amass great resources for the collective good.

    Tom Doctoroff: The China Code: From Robotic Depersonalization to Epic Ambition

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