Thesaurus

embankment

noun

Synonyms of embankment

a bank of earth constructed to control water
  • the embankment is steep, so be careful walking along the ridge

Synonyms for embankment

Words Related to embankment

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about embankment

Time Traveler for embankment

Time Traveler

The first known use of embankment was in 1786

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Embankment.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/embankment. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

More from Merriam-Webster on embankment

Dictionary: Definition of embankment

Nglish: Translation of embankment for Spanish Speakers

Comments on embankment

What made you want to look up embankment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!