aqueduct

Synonyms and related words:
arroyo, bed, canal, canalization, channel, conduit, course, creek bed, crimp, culvert, cut, dike, ditch, donga, dry bed, duct, entrenchment, flume, fosse, goffer, gulch, gully, gullyhole, gutter, ha-ha, headrace, irrigation ditch, kennel, moat, nullah, pleat, race, river bed, riverway, runnel, sluice, spillbox, spillway, stream bed, streamway, sunk fence, swash, swash channel, tailrace, trench, trough, wadi, water carrier, water channel, water furrow, water gap, water gate, watercourse, waterway, waterworks

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  • Aqueduct — Aq ue*duct, n. [F. aqueduc, OF. aqueduct (Cotgr.), fr. L. aquaeductus; aquae, gen. of aqua water + ductus a leading, ducere to lead. See {Aqua}, {Duke}.] 1. A conductor, conduit, or artificial channel for conveying water, especially one for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aqueduct — (n.) 1530s, from L. aquaeductus conveyance of water, from aquae, gen. of aqua water (see AQUA (Cf. aqua )), + ductus a leading, conducting, pp. of ducere to lead (see DUKE (Cf. duke) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aqueduct — *channel, canal, conduit, duct …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • aqueduct — [n] canal channel, conduit, course, duct, pipeline, water passage, waterworks; concept 514 …   New thesaurus

  • aqueduct — ► NOUN ▪ a long channel or elevated bridge like structure, used for channelling water over a distance. ORIGIN from Latin aquae ductus conduit …   English terms dictionary

  • aqueduct — [ak′wə dukt΄] n. [L aquaeductus < aquae, gen. of aqua, water + ductus: see DUCT] 1. a large pipe or conduit made for bringing water from a distant source 2. a bridgelike structure for carrying a water conduit or canal across a river or valley… …   English World dictionary

  • Aqueduct — An aqueduct is an artificial channel that is constructed to convey water from one location to another. The word is derived from the Latin aqua , water, and ducere ( to lead ). The word is also used for any bridge that carries water, similar to… …   Wikipedia

  • aqueduct — /ak wi dukt /, n. 1. Civ. Eng. a. a conduit or artificial channel for conducting water from a distance, usually by means of gravity. b. a bridgelike structure that carries a water conduit or canal across a valley or over a river. 2. Anat. a canal …   Universalium

  • aqueduct — A conduit or canal. SYN: aqueductus. [L. aquaeductus] cerebral a. an ependyma lined canal in the mesencephalon about 20 mm long, connecting the third to the fourth ventricle. SYN: aqueductus mesencephali [TA], aqueductus cerebri, a. of cerebrum,… …   Medical dictionary

  • aqueduct — [[t]æ̱kwɪdʌkt[/t]] aqueducts 1) N COUNT An aqueduct is a long bridge with many arches, which carries a water supply or a canal over a valley. ...an old Roman aqueduct. 2) N COUNT An aqueduct is a large pipe or canal which carries a water supply… …   English dictionary

  • aqueduct — n. (in anatomy) a canal containing fluid. For example, the aqueduct of the midbrain (cerebral aqueduct, aqueduct of Sylvius) connects the third and fourth ventricles …   The new mediacal dictionary

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