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aqueduct
Pont du Gard,
near Nîmes, France

aq·ue·duct

 (ăk′wĭ-dŭkt′)
n.
1.
a. A pipe or channel designed to transport water from a remote source, usually by gravity.
b. A bridgelike structure supporting a conduit or canal passing over a river or low ground.
2. Anatomy A channel or passage in an organ or a body part, especially such a channel for conveying fluid.

[Latin aquaeductus : aquae, genitive of aqua, water; see aqua + ductus, a leading; see duct.]

aqueduct

(ˈækwɪˌdʌkt)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) a conduit used to convey water over a long distance, either by a tunnel or more usually by a bridge
2. (Civil Engineering) a structure, usually a bridge, that carries such a conduit or a canal across a valley or river
3. (Anatomy) a channel in an organ or part of the body, esp one that conveys a natural body fluid
[C16: from Latin aquaeductus, from aqua water + dūcere to convey]

aq•ue•duct

(ˈæk wɪˌdʌkt)

n.
1.
a. a conduit or artificial channel for conducting water from a distance.
b. a bridgelike structure that carries a water conduit or canal across a valley or over a river.
2. Anat. a canal through which liquids pass.
[1535–45; < Medieval Latin aquēductus < Latin aquae ductus a drawing off of water; see aqua, duct]

aqueduct

An elevated masonry or brick channel for carrying water, widely used by the Romans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aqueduct - a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valleyaqueduct - a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley
arch - (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"

aqueduct

noun conduit, channel, passage, canal, waterway, duct, sluice an old Roman aqueduct
Translations
akvedukti
akvaduktakvedukt
vodovod

aqueduct

[ˈækwɪdʌkt] Nacueducto m

aqueduct

[ˈækwɪdʌkt] naqueduc m

aqueduct

nAquädukt m or nt

aqueduct

[ˈækwɪˌdʌkt] nacquedotto
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Human blood, in order to keep its freshness, should run in hidden streams, as the water of an aqueduct is conveyed in subterranean pipes.
What could you do against a dozen bandits who spring out of some pit, ruin, or aqueduct, and level their pieces at you?
At every half-mile a groaning water-wheel lifted the soft water from the river to the crops by way of a mud-built aqueduct.
let us conceal ourselves in the arch of this aqueduct, and I will inform you presently of the origin of the commotion.
Just ahead of him in the roof of the aqueduct was a round, black hole about thirty inches in diameter.
After going through another dreamy place - a long aqueduct across the Alleghany River, which was stranger than the bridge at Harrisburg, being a vast, low, wooden chamber full of water - we emerged upon that ugly confusion of backs of buildings and crazy galleries and stairs, which always abuts on water, whether it be river, sea, canal, or ditch: and were at Pittsburg.
Nothing can be more curious than to see the channels and aqueducts that nature has formed in this hard rock, so exact and of such admirable contrivance, that they seem to be the work of men.
It has accomplished wonders far surpassing Egyptian pyramids, Roman aqueducts, and Gothic cathedrals; it has conducted expeditions that put in the shade all former Exoduses of nations and crusades.
He can see the broad green Campagna, stretching away toward the mountains, with its scattered arches and broken aqueducts of the olden time, so picturesque in their gray ruin, and so daintily festooned with vines.
He brought our Saviour to the western side Of that high mountain, whence he might behold Another plain, long, but in breadth not wide, Washed by the southern sea, and on the north To equal length backed with a ridge of hills That screened the fruits of the earth and seats of men From cold Septentrion blasts; thence in the midst Divided by a river, off whose banks On each side an Imperial City stood, With towers and temples proudly elevate On seven small hills, with palaces adorned, Porches and theatres, baths, aqueducts, Statues and trophies, and triumphal arcs, Gardens and groves, presented to his eyes Above the highth of mountains interposed-- By what strange parallax, or optic skill Of vision, multiplied through air, or glass Of telescope, were curious to enquire.
Our society is encumbered by ponderous machinery, which resembles the endless aqueducts which the Romans built over hill and dale and which are superseded by the discovery of the law that water rises to the level of its source.
SL Green's plan will create approximately 600 full-time union construction jobs and 575 full-time union operations jobs in the initial phase alone, and hundreds of more jobs are anticipated in future spin-off employment spurred by the Aqueduct development.