Levee vs Delta - What's the difference?

levee | delta |

As a verb levee

is .

As an acronym delta is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia levee)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi.
  • (US) The steep bank of a river, or border of an irrigated field.
  • (US) A pier or other landing place on a river.
  • Synonyms
    * (embankment) dike, floodwall


  • (US) To keep within a channel by means of levees.
  • to levee a river

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) The act of rising; getting up, especially in the morning after rest.
  • * Gray
  • the sun's levee
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 414:
  • The sturdy hind now attends the levee of his fellow-labourer the ox
  • A reception of visitors held after getting up.
  • A formal reception, especially one given by royalty or other leaders.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1992 , year_published=1993 , author= Hilary Mantel , title=A Place of Greater Safety citation , isbn=9780689121685 , page=195 , passage=At the King's levee on the morning of the 13th, Philippe was first ignored; then asked by His Majesty (rudely) what he wanted; then told, ‘Get back where you came from.’ }}


  • To attend the levee or levees of.
  • * Young
  • He levees all the great.



    (wikipedia delta)


    (en noun)
  • The fourth letter of the modern Greek alphabet .
  • A landform at the mouth of a river where it empties into a body of water.
  • The letter D in the ICAO spelling alphabet, which assigns words to letters of the alphabet.
  • (mathematics) The symbol .
  • (computing, informal) A small but noticeable effect, compare with epsilon.
  • This will slow the main code path down, but only by delta .
  • (computing) The set of differences between two versions of a file.
  • When you update the file, the system will only save the deltas .
  • (surveying) The angle subtended at the center of a circular arc.
  • A type of cargo bike that has one wheel in front and two in back.
  • Derived terms

    * delta connection * delta iron * delta metal * delta particle * delta wing

    See also

    * deltoid *


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