Definition of Embank

1. Verb. Enclose with banks, as for support or protection. "The river was embanked with a dyke"

Generic synonyms: Confine, Enclose, Hold In
Derivative terms: Embankment



Definition of Embank

1. v. t. To throw up a bank so as to confine or to defend; to protect by a bank of earth or stone.

Definition of Embank

1. Verb. To throw up a bank so as to confine or to defend; to protect by a bank of earth or stone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Embank

1. to confine or protect with a raised structure [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Embank Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Embank Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Embank

embaling
emball
emballed
emballing
embalm
embalmed
embalmer
embalmers
embalming
embalming room
embalmings
embalmment
embalmments
embalms
embank (current term)
embanked
embanker
embankers
embanking
embankment
embankments
embanks
embar
embarcadere
embarcaderes
embarcadero

Literary usage of Embank

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1805)
"... for enabling certain persons to enclose and embank part of the river Thames, adjoining Durham the house of two publishers of newspapers, ..."

2. Notes on the California Reports, Supplementary to the 1906 Edition of Notes ...by Charles Lawrence Thompson, Bancroft-Whitney Company, California Supreme Court by Charles Lawrence Thompson, Bancroft-Whitney Company, California Supreme Court (1912)
"Right to embank Against Water turned out of stream. See note, 6 LRA (n. в.) 137. Liability for Damming Back Stream. See note, 59 LRA 905. ..."

3. Reports of the Late John Smeaton, F.R.S., Made on Various Occasions, in the by John Smeaton (1837)
"To scour out and embank Dun's Dike, from the river Witham to the Carr Dike (or instead thereof to reinstate the Carr Dike, and turn its waters therein), ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Embank

Search for Embank on Dictionary.com!Search for Embank on Thesaurus.com!Search for Embank on Google!Search for Embank on Wikipedia!

Search