levee

an embankment along the shore of a river, built for protection against floods; a natural levee is an embankment built by deposits of river sediment left during extraordinarily high floods; like artificial levees, these deposits restrain more typical floods

Levee

A levee, levée (i; lang), dike (or dyke), embankment, floodbank or stopbank is an elongated naturally occurring ridge or artificially constructed fill or wall, which regulates water levels. It is usually earthen and often parallel to the course of a river in its floodplain or along low-lying coastlines. ==Etymology== ===Levee=== The word levee, f...
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levee

A protective barrier built along the banks of a stream to prevent flooding. See also natural levee.
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Levee

• (n.) A morning assembly or reception of visitors, -- in distinction from a soiree, or evening assembly; a matinee; hence, also, any general or somewhat miscellaneous gathering of guests, whether in the daytime or evening; as, the president`s levee. • (n.) The act of rising. • (v. t.) To attend the levee or levees of. • (n.) An...
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Levee

(1) An EMBANKMENT to prevent inundation. (2) (SMP) A large DIKE or EMBANKMENT, often having an access road along the top, which is designed as part of a system to protect land from floods.
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levee

(French: lever to rise; levée risen up) a natural or manmade embankment along a river or canal.
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levee

noun an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing
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Levée

[ceremony] The levée (from the French word lever, meaning `getting up` or `rising`) has traditionally been a daily moment of intimacy and accessibility to a monarch or leader. It started out as a royal custom, but in America, it later came to refer to a reception by the King’s representatives and, even later, by the president. ==History=...
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Levée

[event] The levée is a New Year`s Day social event hosted by the Governor General of Canada, the lieutenant governors, military establishments, municipalities and other institutions. ==History== The word levée (from French, noun use of infinitive lever, `rising`, from Latin levāre, `to raise`) originated in the Levée du Soleil (Rising o...
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Levee

Lev'ee (lĕv'e; often lĕv*ē' in U. S.) noun [ French lever , from lever to raise, se lever to rise. See Lever , noun ] 1. The act of rising. ' The sun's levee .' Gray. 2. A morning assembl...
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Levee

Lev'ee noun [ French levée , from lever to raise. See Lever , and confer Levy .] An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi; sometimes, the steep bank of a river. [ U. S.]
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Levee

Lev'ee transitive verb To attend the levee or levees of. « He levees all the great.» Young.
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Levee

A long continuous ridge built by people along the banks of a stream to contain the water during time
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levee

A low ridge along a stream bank, formed by deposits left when floodwater decelerates on leaving the channel; also an artificial barrier to floods built in the same form.
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levee

a natural or manmade earthen barrier along the edge of a stream, lake, or river. Land alongside rivers can be protected from flooding by levees.
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levee

a natural or manmade earthen barrier along the edge of a stream, lake, or river. Land alongside rivers can be protected from flooding by levees.
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levee

A natural or manmade feature of the landscape that restricts movement of water into or through an area. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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levee

An alluvial bank built up on either side of a river.
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levee

an embankment built to prevent a river from overflowing
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levee

an embankment built to prevent a river from overflowing
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Levee

An embankment constructed to prevent a river from overflowing (flooding).
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levee

An embankment, continuous dike or ridge.
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levee

any low ridge or earthen embankment built along the edges of a stream or river channel to prevent flooding of the adjacent land. Artificial levees ... [4 related articles]
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levee

formal reception/embankment 
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Levee

In geography, a levee is an embankment along the course of a river. Natural levees are low banks that are produced by the river during floods, when the overflowing of the river decreases the speed of the water and permits the deposit of silt. Artificial levees are considerably higher than natural ones and are built in order to protect the surroundi...
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