from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pipe or channel designed to transport water from a remote source, usually by gravity.
- n. A bridgelike structure supporting a conduit or canal passing over a river or low ground.
- n. Anatomy A channel or passage in an organ or a body part, especially such a channel for conveying fluid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An artificial channel that is constructed to convey water from one location to another.
- n. A structure carrying water over a river or depression, especially in regards to ancient aqueducts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A conductor, conduit, or artificial channel for conveying water, especially one for supplying large cities with water.
- n. A canal or passage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A conduit or channel for conducting water from one place to another.
- n. In anatomy, same as aquœductus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley
Latin aquaeductus : aquae, genitive of aqua, water; see aqua + ductus, a leading; see duct.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Adapted from the Latin aquaeductus ("conveyance of water"), from aqua ("water") + dūcō ("I lead”, “I bring"); compare the French aquéduc. (Wiktionary)