What is another word for Embank?

Pronunciation: [ɛmbˈaŋk] (IPA)

Embank is a term commonly used to describe the construction of a raised bank of soil or concrete. However, there are several other words that can be used as synonyms for this term. Bank is a straightforward option that refers to the raised area of soil or concrete that is created as part of an embankment. Ridge is another word that can be used interchangeably with embank, as it refers to the raised elevation created by the construction of an embankment. Other synonyms include causeway, dyke, levee, and rampart. Each of these words describes a similar structure that is used to prevent water from flooding an area or to create a raised walkway or roadway.

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What are the hypernyms for Embank?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Embank

Exhausted, he still made light of his achievement-climbing through day and night to arrive before the snow should Embank around him.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
Of perhaps more magnitude, as to area, than any of the other examples, the city has the added attribute of three towered ecclesiastical edifices, which rise nobly in varying stages far over the neighbouring roof-tops of the town itself and the tree-clad slopes which Embank it.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France"
Francis Miltoun
A few attempts had been made to deepen and Embank the natural streams, but with slender success.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)"
Thomas Babington Macaulay

Famous quotes with Embank

  • A Spring o'erhung with many a flow'r, The grey sand dancing in its bed, Embank'd beneath a Hawthorn bower, Sent forth its waters near my head: A rosy Lass approach'd my view; I caught her blue eye's modest beam: The stranger nodded 'How d'ye do!' And leap'd across the infant stream.
    Robert Bloomfield

Related words: riverbank, riverbank erosion, riverbank collapse, river bank, river bank erosion, soil erosion

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