3 dicționare găsite pentru retaining wall
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Retain \Re*tain"\ (r[-e]*t[=a]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retained (r[-e]*t[=a]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Retaining.] [F. retainir, L. retinere; pref. re- re- + tenere to hold, keep. See Tenable, and cf. Rein of a bridle, Retention, Retinue.] 1. To continue to hold; to keep in possession; not to lose, part with, or dismiss; to restrain from departure, escape, or the like. "Thy shape invisible retain." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Be obedient, and retain Unalterably firm his love entire. --Milton. [1913 Webster] An executor may retain a debt due to him from the testator. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2. To keep in pay; to employ by a preliminary fee paid; to hire; to engage; as, to retain a counselor. [1913 Webster] A Benedictine convent has now retained the most learned father of their order to write in its defense. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To restrain; to prevent. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] Retaining wall (Arch. & Engin.), a wall built to keep any movable backing, or a bank of sand or earth, in its place; -- called also retain wall. [1913 Webster] Syn: To keep; hold; restrain. See Keep. [1913 Webster]Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :
retaining wall n : a wall that is built to resist lateral pressure (especially a wall built to prevent the advance of a mass of earth)Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
21 Moby Thesaurus words for "retaining wall": abutment, arc-boutant, bank, beam, breakwater, bulwark, buttress, buttress pier, buttressing, embankment, flying buttress, groin, hanging buttress, jetty, jutty, mole, pier, pier buttress, rampart, seawall, shoulder
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