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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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embankment

noun bank, ridge, mound, causeway, rampart, earthwork They climbed a steep railway embankment.
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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
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embankment

[ɪmˈbæŋkmənt] n [road, railway] → remblai m, talus m; [river] (made of earth)berge f; (made of concrete)quai m (= dyke) → digue f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

embankment

[ɪmˈbæŋkmənt] n (of path) → terrapieno; (of road, railway) → massicciata; (of canal, river) → argine m; (dyke) → diga
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

embankment

(imˈbӕŋkmənt) noun
a bank or ridge made eg to keep back water or to carry a railway over low-lying places etc.
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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)
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References in classic literature ?
Unconscious that they were observed, Katharine and Rodney had come out on the Embankment. When they had crossed the road, Rodney slapped his hand upon the stone parapet above the river and exclaimed:
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.
The dynamite had dug a ditch more than a hundred feet wide, all around us, and cast up an embankment some twenty-five feet high on both borders of it.
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.
The lamps and the plane-trees, following the line of the embankment, struck a note of dignity that is rare in English cities.
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.
"Seriously," said Gondy, astonished at not having further advanced; "I fear that when the torrent has broken its embankment it will cause fearful destruction."
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. He did likewise.
On the night of his arrival in London, Alexander went immediately to the hotel on the Embankment at which he always stopped, and in the lobby he was accosted by an old acquaintance, Maurice Mainhall, who fell upon him with effusive cordiality and indicated a willingness to dine with him.
With the crashing of glass, the splitting of timber - a hideous, tearing sound - the wrecked saloon, dragging the engine half-way over with it, slipped down a low embankment and lay on its side, what remained of it, in a field of turnips.