Quay vs Levee - What's the difference?

quay | levee |


As verbs the difference between quay and levee

is that quay is enclose, surround, encircle while levee is .

quay

English

(wikipedia quay)

Alternative Forms

*cay

Noun

(en noun)
  • (nautical) A stone or concrete structure on navigable water used for loading and unloading vessels; a wharf.
  • Derived terms

    * quayside

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To land or tie up at a quay or similar structure, especially used in the phrase "quay up".
  • See also

    * dock; pier; float; cay; harbour, harbor; mole; riprap; wharf ----

    levee

    English

    (wikipedia levee)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (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

    Verb

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

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (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.’ }}

    Verb

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