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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing; A pier that provides a landing place on a river; A formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court).

Usage examples (36)
  • Thus, when the Americans built the levees, they exchanged a large risk of small floods for a small risk of large floods.
  • The world -- the word levee comes from the French word "to raise."
  • Water flowing over a levee is not a breached levee.
  • The bile that spills over their levee is unimpeded. for more
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