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levee1

lev·ee1

levee1

 
pronunciation:
le vi
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an embankment built to channel and contain river water against flooding.
Sadly, the old levees were insufficient to contain the floods from the heavy rain.
definition 2: a raised mound built along the perimeters of irrigated fields.
definition 3: a boat landing on a river.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: leveed, leveeing, levees
definition: to fashion or construct a levee for; provide with a levee.
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Are you looking for the word levy (a collection)? Levee and levy sound alike but have different meanings.
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