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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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Though he signs it dutifully enough, in the last sentence of the body of the letter, he reduces the honored benefactors to instruments with less animation than the rocks and trees of Odysseus's tale, calling the Englishmen who paid for his education "instruments like aquaeducts in bestowing all these benefits on us .