Embankment

  • 1 Embankment — may refer to: * A levee or dike (construction), an artificial bank raised above the immediately surrounding land to redirect or prevent flooding by a river, lake or sea * Embankment (transportation), in transportation, a raised bank to carry a… …

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  • 2 Embankment — (métro de Londres) Embankment Entrée de la station Localisation District de Londres Westminster Quartier Victoria Embankment …

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  • 3 Embankment — the Embankment also the Thames Embankment a road along the north bank of the River Thames in London …

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  • 4 Embankment — Em*bank ment, n. 1. The act of surrounding or defending with a bank. [1913 Webster] 2. A structure of earth, gravel, etc., raised to prevent water from overflowing a level tract of country, to retain water in a reservoir, or to carry a roadway,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 embankment — index bulwark Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 embankment — 1786, from embank to enclose with a bank (1570s) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

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  • 7 embankment — ► NOUN 1) a wall or bank built to prevent flooding by a river. 2) a bank of earth or stone built to carry a road or railway over an area of low ground …

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  • 8 embankment — [em baŋk′mənt, imbaŋk′mənt] n. 1. the act or process of embanking 2. a bank of earth, rubble, etc. used to keep back water, hold up a roadway, or as part of a fortification …

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  • 9 embankment — [[t]ɪmbæ̱ŋkmənt[/t]] embankments N COUNT: oft in names after n An embankment is a thick wall of earth that is built to carry a road or railway over an area of low ground, or to prevent water from a river or the sea from flooding the area. They… …

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  • 10 embankment —   Ho āhua. Also: opi wai; kāhonua (dirt); pale kai, kuakua.    ♦ Embankment newly made, kuakuakū.    ♦ To build an embankment, ho opaepae.    ♦ Process of packing earth to make an embankment, kuakuakū …

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  • 11 embankment — n. a railroad, railway embankment * * * [ɪm bænkmənt] railway embankment . a railroad …

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  • 12 embankment — UK [ɪmˈbæŋkmənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms embankment : singular embankment plural embankments a sloping wall of earth or stone beside a road, railway, or river …

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  • 13 embankment — 1) a raised bank confining a river 2) the act of making an embankment …

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  • 14 embankment — noun a long artificial mound of earth and stone, built to hold back water, for protection or to support a road See Also …

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  • 15 embankment — вал earth embankment …

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  • 16 embankment — pylimas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Sankasa, supilta aukščiau žemės paviršiaus prie tiltų, viadukų. atitikmenys: angl. bank; dam; embankment vok. Auftrag, m; Damm, m; Schüttung, f rus. вал; дамба; насыпь …

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  • 17 embankment — apsauginis pylimas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Supilta žemių juosta dažniausiai vandeniui sulaikyti arba degių medžiagų, pvz., naftos, talpykloms, apsaugoti. atitikmenys: angl. embankment; floodbank; stop bank vok. Damm …

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  • 18 embankment — damba statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Neaukštas pylimo pavidalo hidrotechninis įrenginys, nepertveriantis vandens tėkmės, saugantis nuo užtvindymo. atitikmenys: angl. bund; dike; dyke; embankment; floodbank; stop bank vok.… …

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  • 19 embankment — noun Date: 1786 1. a raised structure (as of earth or gravel) used especially to hold back water or to carry a roadway 2. the action of embanking …

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  • 20 embankment — /em bangk meuhnt/, n. 1. a bank, mound, dike, or the like, raised to hold back water, carry a roadway, etc. 2. the action of embanking. [1780 90; EMBANK + MENT] * * * …

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