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Pronunciation:  em'bangkmunt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection

EMBANKMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: bulwark, hill, mound, rampart, revetement, revetment, stone facing, wall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Em*bank"ment\, n.
1. The act of surrounding or defending with a bank.

2. A structure of earth, gravel, etc., raised to prevent
   water from overflowing a level tract of country, to retain
   water in a reservoir, or to carry a roadway, etc.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are driving along an embankment means the threat of trouble and unhappiness. Dreaming that you are riding a horse along an embankment indicates that you will fearlessly meet and overcome all obstacles in your road to wealth and happiness. Dreaming that you are walking along an embankment means your weary struggle for elevation and higher status.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A structure made of packed soil built above the natural ground.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abutment, anchorage, anchorage ground, anthill, arc-boutant, arch dam, backstop, bamboo curtain, bank, bar, barrage, barrier, basin, beach, beam, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, berm, berth, boom, branch, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark, buttress, buttress pier, buttressing, cable railway, coast, coastland, coastline, cock, cofferdam, cog railway, dam, defense, dike, ditch, dock, dockage, dockyard, drift, dry dock, dune, earthwork, el, electric railway, elevated, elevated railway, feeder, feeder line, fence, flying buttress, foreshore, gate, gravity dam, gravity-operated railway, groin, hanging buttress, harbor, harborage, haven, haycock, haymow, hayrick, haystack, heap, hill, horse railway, hydraulic-fill dam, iron curtain, ironbound coast, jam, jetty, junction, jutty, L, landing, landing place, landing stage, leaping weir, levee, lido, light railroad, line, littoral, logjam, main line, marina, metro, milldam, moat, mole, molehill, monorail, moorings, mound, mow, parapet, pier, pier buttress, pile, plage, playa, port, portcullis, protected anchorage, pyramid, quay, rack railway, rack-and-pinion railway, rail, rail line, railroad, railway, rampart, retaining wall, rick, riverside, riviera, road, roadbed, roadblock, roads, roadstead, roadway, rockbound coast, rock-fill dam, sands, sea margin, seabank, seabeach, seaboard, seacliff, seacoast, seaport, seashore, seaside, seawall, shingle, shipyard, shore, shoreline, shoulder, shutter dam, sidetrack, siding, slip, snowdrift, stack, stone wall, strand, street railway, streetcar line, submerged coast, subway, switchback, terminal, terminus, tidewater, track, tram, tramline, trestle, trolley line, trunk, trunk line, tube, turnout, underground, wall, waterfront, waterside, weir, wharf, wicket dam, work