Embankment vs Levee - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between embankment and levee
is that embankment
is a long artificial mound of earth and stone, built to hold back water, for protection or to support a road while levee
is an embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the mississippi or levee
can be (obsolete) the act of rising; getting up, especially in the morning after rest.
As a verb levee is
(us|transitive) to keep within a channel by means of levees or levee
can be to attend the levee or levees of.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
a long artificial mound of earth and stone, built to hold back water, for protection or to support a road
From (etyl) .
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.
* (embankment) dike, floodwall
(US) To keep within a channel by means of levees.
- to levee a river
From (etyl) .
(obsolete) The act of rising; getting up, especially in the morning after rest.
* 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 414:
- the sun's levee
A reception of visitors held after getting up.
A formal reception, especially one given by royalty or other leaders.
- The sturdy hind now attends the levee of his fellow-labourer the ox
, author= Hilary Mantel
, title=A Place of Greater Safety
, 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.
- He levees all the great.