alluvion


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al·lu·vi·on

 (ə-lo͞o′vē-ən)
n.
1. See alluvium.
2. The flow of water against a shore or bank.
3. Inundation by water; flood.
4. Law The increasing of land area along a shore by deposited alluvium or by the recession of water.

[Latin alluviō, alluviōn-, from alluere, to wash against : ad-, ad- + -luere, to wash; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]

alluvion

(əˈluːvɪən)
n
1. (Physical Geography)
a. the wash of the sea or of a river
b. an overflow or flood
c. matter deposited as sediment; alluvium
2. (Physical Geography) law the gradual formation of new land, as by the recession of the sea or deposit of sediment on a riverbed
[C16: from Latin alluviō an overflowing, from luere to wash]

al•lu•vi•on

(əˈlu vi ən)

n.
1. Law. a gradual increase of land on a shore or riverbank by the action of water.
2. overflow; flood.
[1530–40; < Latin alluviō an overflowing]

alluvion

1. the gradual depositing by a river of earth and other material on the banks.
2. also called alluvium. the material deposited.
See also: Rivers
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alluvion - gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sedimentalluvion - gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment
geologic process, geological process - (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
2.alluvion - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry landalluvion - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
debacle - flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
flash flood, flashflood - a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration
Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, Noah's flood, the Flood - (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings
3.alluvion - clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows downalluvion - clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
delta - a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water; "the Mississippi River delta"; "the Nile delta"
placer - an alluvial deposit that contains particles of some valuable mineral
sediment, deposit - matter that has been deposited by some natural process
alluvial soil - a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds

alluvion

noun
An abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain:
Chiefly British: spate.
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The whole party crowded to the spot where Uncas pointed out the impression of a moccasin in the moist alluvion.
Let us settle ourselves, and work and wedge our feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion, and appearance, that alluvion which covers the globe, through Paris and London, through New York and Boston and Concord, through Church and State, through poetry and philosophy and religion, till we come to a hard bottom and rocks in place, which we can call reality, and say, This is, and no mistake; and then begin, having a point d'appui, below freshet and frost and fire, a place where you might found a wall or a state, or set a lamp-post safely, or perhaps a gauge, not a Nilometer, but a Realometer, that future ages might know how deep a freshet of shams and appearances had gathered from time to time.
Most of the mountains are arable, and even the prairies, in this section of the republic, are of deep alluvion.
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Lessee of Hunt, (120) although the plaintiff in error claimed under a federal statute specifically confirming certain incomplete Spanish concessions, the Court denied review because the issue between the parties was one of alluvion that was not a matter of federal law.
Annie (an undated "information") is an alluvion poured deep within the refrain "by the sound of deep waters my lover was found.