Embankment vs Mound - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between embankment and mound
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 mound
is (obsolete|anatomy|measurement|figuratively) a hand.
As a verb mound is
to fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc to.
a long artificial mound of earth and stone, built to hold back water, for protection or to support a road
(obsolete, anatomy, measurement, figuratively) A hand.
(obsolete) A protection; restraint; curb.
(obsolete) A helmet.
(obsolete) Might; size.
An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart.
A natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
(baseball) Elevated area of dirt upon which the pitcher stands to pitch.
A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross.
(US, vulgar, slang) The mons veneris.
* (part of regalia) globus cruciger, globe, orb
To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.
To force or pile into a mound or mounds.
- He mounded up his mashed potatoes so they left more space on the plate for the meat.