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em·bank·ment

 (ĕm-băngk′mənt)
n.
1. The act of embanking.
2. A mound of earth or stone built to hold back water or to support a roadway.

embankment

(ɪmˈbæŋkmənt)
n
(Civil Engineering) a man-made ridge of earth or stone that carries a road or railway or confines a waterway. See also levee1

em•bank•ment

(ɛmˈbæŋk mənt)

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embankment - a long artificial mound of stone or earthembankment - a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection
levee - an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing
hill, mound - structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide behind"
bulwark, rampart, wall - an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"
revetement, stone facing, revetment - a facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment

embankment

noun bank, ridge, mound, causeway, rampart, earthwork They climbed a steep railway embankment.
Translations
جِسْرسَد، حاجِز، رَصيف
násep
dæmningskråningvold
penger
nasip
upphlaîinn kantur; flóîgarîur
堤防
krantinė
krastmala
násyp
vägbank
เขื่อน
đường đáp cao (cho xe lửa)

embankment

[ɪmˈbæŋkmənt] N [of path, railway] → terraplén m; [of canal, river] → dique m

embankment

[ɪmˈbæŋkmənt] n [road, railway] → remblai m, talus m; [river] (made of earth)berge f; (made of concrete)quai m (= dyke) → digue f

embankment

n(Ufer)böschung f; (along path, road) → Böschung f; (for railway) → Bahndamm m; (holding back water) → (Ufer)damm m, → Deich m; (= roadway beside a river)Ufer (→ straße f) nt

embankment

[ɪmˈbæŋkmənt] n (of path) → terrapieno; (of road, railway) → massicciata; (of canal, river) → argine m; (dyke) → diga

embankment

(imˈbӕŋkmənt) noun
a bank or ridge made eg to keep back water or to carry a railway over low-lying places etc.

embankment

جِسْر násep skråning Damm ανάχωμα terraplén penger remblai nasip terrapieno 堤防 dijk voll nabrzeże aterro насыпь vägbank เขื่อน istinat duvarı đường đáp cao (cho xe lửa)
References in classic literature ?
I picketed the great embankments thrown up around our lines by the dynamite explosion -- merely a look- out of a couple of boys to announce the enemy when he should appear again.
Before he had reached the embankments that were being thrown up, he saw, in the light of the dull autumn evening, mounted men coming toward him.
And I," said the queen, "think that in such a case other embankments should be raised to oppose it.
That was a gang of changars - the women who have taken all the embankments of all the Northern railways under their charge - a flat-footed, big-bosomed, strong-limbed, blue-petticoated clan of earth-carriers, hurrying north on news of a job, and wasting no time by the road.
Unconscious that they were observed, Katharine and Rodney had come out on the Embankment.
He walked slowly along the Chelsea Embankment, because the river was restful and quiet, till he was tired, and then sat on a bench and dozed.
As the streets that lead from the Strand to the Embankment are very narrow, it is better not to walk down them arm-in-arm.
There is something continental about Chelsea Embankment.
An embankment fell on some Frenchmen yesterday, and the papers are full of it today--but whether those sufferers were killed, or crippled, or bruised, or only scared is more than I can possibly make out, and yet I would just give anything to know.
This was a hobo jungle, pitched in a thin strip of woods that lay between a railroad embankment and the bank of a river.
At last, after nightfall, the artilleryman made a rush for it and got over the railway embankment.
She stopped and leant her elbows against the parapet of the embankment.