[em-bangk-muh nt] /ɛmˈbæŋk mənt/
a bank, mound, dike, or the like, raised to hold back water, carry a roadway, etc.
the action of .
a man-made ridge of earth or stone that carries a road or railway or confines a waterway See also levee1
1786, from embank “to enclose with a bank” (1570s; see bank (n.2)) + -ment.
[em-bahr] /ɛmˈbɑr/ verb (used with object), embarred, embarring. 1. to stop or hinder, as by a bar. 2. to enclose within bars; imprison.
[em-bahr-kuh-dair-oh] /ɛmˌbɑr kəˈdɛər oʊ/ noun, plural embarcaderos. 1. a pier, wharf, or landing place. 2. (sometimes initial capital letter) a waterfront section in San Francisco: piers and seafood restaurants.
[em-bahr-key-shuh n] /ˌɛm bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. . [em-bahr-key-shuh n] /ˌɛm bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act, process, or an instance of . n. 1640s, from French embarcation, noun of action from embarquer (see embark).
[em-bahr-goh] /ɛmˈbɑr goʊ/ noun, plural embargoes. 1. an order of a government prohibiting the movement of merchant ships into or out of its ports. 2. an injunction from a government commerce agency to refuse freight for shipment, as in case of congestion or insufficient facilities. 3. any restriction imposed upon commerce by edict. 4. a […]