Embanking
Embank Em*bank", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embanked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embanking}.] [Pref. em- + bank. Cf. {Imbank}.] To throw up a bank so as to confine or to defend; to protect by a bank of earth or stone. [1913 Webster]

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  • Embanking — Embar Em*bar , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embarred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embanking}.] [Pref. em + bar: cf. F. embarrer. Cf. {Embargo}.] 1. To bar or shut in; to inclose securely, as with bars. [1913 Webster] Where fast embarred in mighty brazen wall.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embanking — em·bank || ɪm bæŋk v. confine or enclose with an embankment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embanking — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Embank — Em*bank , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embanked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embanking}.] [Pref. em + bank. Cf. {Imbank}.] To throw up a bank so as to confine or to defend; to protect by a bank of earth or stone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Embanked — Embank Em*bank , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embanked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embanking}.] [Pref. em + bank. Cf. {Imbank}.] To throw up a bank so as to confine or to defend; to protect by a bank of earth or stone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Embar — Em*bar , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embarred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embanking}.] [Pref. em + bar: cf. F. embarrer. Cf. {Embargo}.] 1. To bar or shut in; to inclose securely, as with bars. [1913 Webster] Where fast embarred in mighty brazen wall. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Embarred — Embar Em*bar , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embarred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embanking}.] [Pref. em + bar: cf. F. embarrer. Cf. {Embargo}.] 1. To bar or shut in; to inclose securely, as with bars. [1913 Webster] Where fast embarred in mighty brazen wall.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embankment — noun Date: 1786 1. a raised structure (as of earth or gravel) used especially to hold back water or to carry a roadway 2. the action of embanking …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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