Adjective "aqueducts" definition and examples

(Aqueducts may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈakwɪdʌkt/

Definitions and examples

noun

An artificial channel for conveying water, typically in the form of a bridge across a valley or other gap.
  1. 'The aqueduct at Segovia in Spain is 60 meters high in places.'
  2. 'A canal, carried over the Mersey on an aqueduct, was constructed by authority of Parliament.'
  3. 'One of the biggest costs involved was the construction of a £1m aqueduct to carry the Kennet and Avon Canal over the road.'
  4. 'At one point, the track ran alongside an aqueduct on a bridge over a road.'
  5. 'As it was dark, the storks were sleeping safely in their high roosting places on the tall pillars of the aqueduct.'
  6. 'The card is an old picture of what appears to be a Roman aqueduct - a bridge over a river.'
  7. 'A river from the fading distance, which is one mist of collapsed aqueducts and castles, wanders between poplars and pollarded willows.'
  8. 'With local labour and resources, a two and a half kilometre canal, the seguia, was built of reinforced concrete, with a stone aqueduct over the valley that can also carry pedestrians.'
A small duct in the body containing fluid.
  1. 'The tumor measured 64 x 35 x 27 mm and extended from the aqueduct to the Cl level of the spinal cord.'
  2. 'While at Queen Square he wrote an MD thesis on the radiology of the aqueduct and fourth ventricle.'

More definitions

1. Civil Engineering. a conduit or artificial channel for conducting water from a distance, usually by means of gravity. a bridgelike structure that carries a water conduit or canal across a valley or over a river.

2. Anatomy. a canal or passage through which liquids pass.

More examples(as adjective)

"waters can be aqueducts."

Origin

(aqueduct)Mid 16th century: from obsolete French (now aqueduc), from Latin aquae ductus ‘conduit’, from aqua ‘water’ + ducere ‘to lead’.