What does Embankment mean?

Definitions for Embankment
ɛmˈbæŋk məntEm·bank·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embankment(noun)

    a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection


  1. embankment(Noun)

    a long artificial mound of earth and stone, built to hold back water, for protection or to support a road

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embankment(noun)

    the act of surrounding or defending with a bank

  2. Embankment(noun)

    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


  1. Embankment

    A road, railway line or canal is normally raised onto an embankment made of earth to avoid a change in level required by the terrain, the alternatives being either to have an unacceptable change in level or detour to follow a contour. A cutting is used for the same purpose where the land is originally higher than required. Embankments are often constructed using material obtained from a cutting. Embankments should be constructed using suitable materials to provide adequate support to the formation and long-term stability.

Editors Contribution

  1. Embankment

    A structure of material designed and built to retain water or to support a road.

    Embankments are used in various countries, they are used along river banks, roads, around dams and reservoirs.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2015  

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How to say Embankment in sign language?

  1. embankment


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Embankment in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Embankment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Embankment in a Sentence

  1. Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh:

    On the floating islands, we conducted embankment (consolidation) to prevent them from waves and erosion, to ensure safety for the people and the soldiers stationed on the islands, on the submerged islands, we only built small houses, which can accommodate a few people and we are not expanding. The scope and characteristic of our work is purely civilian.

  2. Environment Secretary Germano Vieira:

    The breach of the embankment is going to happen, what we don't know is whether that breach will affect the dam.

  3. Pierce County Sheriff Department:

    The deputy continued hiking toward the sound of the dog's barking, and spotted a dog matching the description of Daisy up a very steep embankment above the Marshall River.

  4. Sheriff Carson Montgomery:

    He was down a steep embankment, down about 50 feet. He was just in a little isolated area that no one thought he would be in, he happened to cry, and one of the searchers heard his cry.

  5. Dan Barbulescu:

    No one was expecting that behind this embankment so many people pass by every day there was such life, a rich, balanced ecosystem, bit by bit nature has built a place that lives without intervention.

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