What does sediment mean?

Definitions for sedimentˈsɛd ə mənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sediment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sediment, deposit(verb)

    matter that has been deposited by some natural process

  2. sediment(verb)

    deposit as a sediment

  3. sediment(verb)

    settle as sediment


  1. sediment(Noun)

    A collection of small particles, particularly dirt, that precipitates from a river or other body of water.

    The Nile delta is composed of sediment that was washed down and deposited at the mouth of the river.

  2. sediment(Verb)

    To deposit material as a sediment

  3. sediment(Verb)

    To be deposited as a sediment

  4. Origin: From sedimentum < sedeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sediment(noun)

    the matter which subsides to the bottom, frrom water or any other liquid; settlings; lees; dregs

  2. Sediment(noun)

    the material of which sedimentary rocks are formed

  3. Origin: [F. sdiment, L. sedimentum a settling, fr. sedere to sit, to settle. See Sit.]


  1. Sediment

    Sediment is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently transported by the action of wind, water, or ice, and/or by the force of gravity acting on the particle itself. Sediments are most often transported by water, wind and glaciers. Beach sands and river channel deposits are examples of fluvial transport and deposition, though sediment also often settles out of slow-moving or standing water in lakes and ocean dunes and loess are examples of aeolian transport and deposition. Glacial moraine deposits and till are ice-transported sediments.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sediment

    sed′i-ment, n. what settles at the bottom of a liquid: dregs.—adj. Sedimen′tary, pertaining to, consisting of, or formed by sediment.—n. Sedimentā′tion. [L. sedimentumsedēre, to sit.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sediment' in Nouns Frequency: #2873

Anagrams for sediment »

  1. tidesmen

  2. midteens

  3. enmisted

  4. end times


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sediment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sediment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Malik Khan:

    There is a potential for land reclamation through the displacement of the sediment the rivers carry.

  2. Peter Houde:

    They simply break into small bits as they weather out of the sediment before they are found. The preservation of ours is truly unusual, but a great deal of that may be due to the fact that we were able to locate them while they were still deep underground.

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