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Levee (en embankment that prevents a river from overflowing) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
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Definition of the noun levee
What does levee mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: levees
- a formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court)
- a pier that provides a landing place on a river
- an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing
Alternative definition of the noun levee
- 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.
- [obsolete] The act of rising; getting up, especially in the morning after rest.
- A reception of visitors held after getting up.
- A formal reception, especially one given by royalty or other leaders.
Levee was a Kentucky thoroughbred foaled in 1953. She was an accomplished stakes winner and the dam of the champion race mare Shuvee.
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LEVEE is an Aviation waypoint.
- Levee: A levee, levée, dike, 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.
- Levee a.k.a. 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.
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- Levee a.k.a. The levée 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.
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With Sketches of Popular Manners and Geological Notices by George William Featherstonhaugh
The Levee is a wide sloping space between the town and the river, appropriated to the shipping business; and on approaching the city, certainly the great number of ships and steamers ranged along the crescent which constitutes the harbour, ...
Readings in Louisiana Culture by Marcia G. Gaudet
Something quite similar is operating in the bonfire situation because in many ways the levee is an extension of the yard for the property owners along the river. The levee is much more like the sidewalk through one's property than a street since ...
by Philip Phillips, James A. Ford, James Alfred Ford, James B. Griffin, Stephen Williams
Three miles south of Tomanelli and about a mile east of the present artificial levee is the Stokes Bayou Site (16-M—6), named after a small stream which occupies an abandoned Mississippi meander of earlier date (Stage 4). It is an excellent ...
Ultimate Visual Dictionary (2017)
WATERFALL FEATURES Hard rock Island River Hard THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA Mississippi River Levee Distributary rock Rock undercut by swirling Point bar boulders Plunge pool Swamp Softer rock Rock undercut by swirling boulders ...
by Gregory W. Rome, Stephan Kinsella
If there is a levee near the waterway, the bank lies between the water and the levee.
The Black Sea Encyclopedia (2014)
by Sergei R. Grinevetsky, Igor S. Zonn, Sergei S. Zhiltsov, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Andrey G. Kostianoy
Akkose levee – often referred to as “Uzunlar levee” and “moat”. A mighty defense fortification built to protect Bosporus Kingdom against nomads. The levee begins at the northern shore of Uzunlar Lake and, ...
by L. L. Somani
Levee. Natural bank of a river formed by deposition of sediment during flooding. As the flood subsides, the levee forms the highest portion of the flood-plane along the river course. The levee may go on rising with repeated flooding, and the ...
Encyclopedia of Kansas (2000)
by Nancy Capace
In that four-year period, twenty thousand are said to have landed on the city's levee. Large numbers were sent on to Atchison, Topeka, and other towns in the State. Others were returned to the South. The majority, however, remained in Kansas ...
The Blues Encyclopedia (2004)
by Edward Komara, Peter Lee
LEVEE. BLUES. Levees are large earth embankments built along the banks of rivers for the intended purpose of flood control. An extensive system of levees exists along the banks of the Mississippi–Missouri River system that drains water ...
by Edward M. Komara
LEVEE. BLUES. Levees are large earth embankments built along the banks of rivers for the intended purpose of flood control. An extensive system of levees exists along the banks of the Mississippi-Missouri River system that drains water from ...
Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1904)
by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft
into a levee district all of the lands of said county of Perry subject to overflow or inundation by the waters 'of the Mississippi river or by any crevasses, bayous, draws or outflows running in the same direction with said river; and at said regular ...
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- Steamboat slough levee at sunset
The old Steamboat Slough levee is removed at sunset. Removal of this levee allows a previously protected area to become tidally influenced as a part of an ecosystem restoration project.
Photo credit: PortlandCorps
- Wentworth Levee Bank
If you stand in the designated spot at Wentworth, the landscaping of the levee bank is designed to match the houses, trees, power poles and signs directly behind.
Photo credit: smjbk
- Levee Bank landscaping, Wentworth
If you stand in the designated spot at Wentworth, the landscaping of the levee of the levee bank is designed to match the houses, trees, power poles and signs directly behind.
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- Learn English Vocabulary - New Word: Levee
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- Levee Meaning
Video shows what levee means. An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi.. The steep bank of a river, or border of an irrigated ...
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Scrabble value of L1E1V4E1E1
The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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