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ˈæk wɪˌdʌktaque·duct

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aqueductnoun

    a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley


  1. aqueductnoun

    An artificial channel that is constructed to convey water from one location to another.

  2. aqueductnoun

    A structure carrying water over a river or depression, especially in regards to ancient aqueducts.

  3. Etymology: Adapted from the aquaeductus, from aqua + duco; compare the aquéduc.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Aqueductnoun

    A conveyance made for carrying water from one place to another; made on uneven ground, to preserve the level of the water, and convey it by a canal. Some aqueducts are under ground, and others above it, supported by arches.

    Etymology: aquæductus, Lat.

    Among the remains of old Rome, the grandeur of the commonwealth shews itself chiefly in temples, highways, aqueducts, walls and bridges of the city. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.

    Hither the rills of water are convey’d
    In curious aqueducts, by nature laid
    To carry all the humour. Richard Blackmore, Creation.


  1. aqueduct

    An aqueduct is a man-made structure designed to transport water from one place to another, typically in the form of a bridge across a valley or other gap. It is used to convey water for irrigation or for cities in areas that lack a direct supply of fresh water. They are often associated with ancient civilizations, particularly the Roman Empire, but are still used in modern times.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aqueductnoun

    a conductor, conduit, or artificial channel for conveying water, especially one for supplying large cities with water

  2. Aqueductnoun

    a canal or passage; as, the aqueduct of Sylvius, a channel connecting the third and fourth ventricles of the brain

  3. Etymology: [F. aqueduc, OF. aqueduct (Cotgr.), fr. L. aquaeductus; aquae, gen. of aqua water + ductus a leading, ducere to lead. See Aqua, Duke.]


  1. Aqueduct

    Bridges for conveying water, called aqueducts or water bridges are constructed to convey watercourses across gaps such as valleys or ravines. The term aqueduct may also be used to refer to the entire watercourse, as well as the bridge. Large navigable aqueducts are used as transport links for boats or ships. Aqueducts must span a crossing at the same level as the watercourses on each end. The word is derived from the Latin aqua and ducere.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aqueduct

    ak′we-dukt, n. an artificial channel for conveying water, most commonly understood to mean a bridge of stone, iron, or wood for conveying water across a valley: also a bridge carrying a canal for the purposes of navigation. [L. aqua, water—ducĕre, ductum, to lead.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. aqueduct

    Conduits or canals built for the conveyance of water.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. aqueduct

    A channel to convey water from one place to another. Aqueducts in military architecture are generally made to bring water from a spring or river to a fortress, etc.; they are likewise used to carry canals over low ground, and over brooks or small rivers; they are built with arches like a bridge, only not so wide, and are covered by an arch, to prevent dust or dirt from being thrown into the water,—there are also subterranean aqueducts, such as pipes of wood, lead, or iron.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aqueduct in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aqueduct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of aqueduct in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Officer Alonso Quintana:

    You could argue the need isn't so immediate, but it's a fact that those six cubic meters per second (of projected water from the aqueduct) will do a lot of good for Monterrey.

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