HyperDic: alluvion

English > 3 senses of the word alluvion:
NOUNprocessalluviongradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment
phenomenonalluvion, flood, inundation, delugethe rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
objectalluvion, alluvial sediment, alluvial deposit, alluviumclay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
English > alluvion: 3 senses > noun 1, process
Meaninggradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment.
Broadergeological process, geologic process(geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
Spanishaluvión
Catalanal·luvió
English > alluvion: 3 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningThe rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land.
Synonymsflood, inundation, deluge
NarrowerNoah's flood, Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, the Flood(Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah
debacleflooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
flash flood, flashfloodA sudden local flood of great volume and short duration
Broadergeological phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
Spanishaluvión, avalancha, avenida, diluvio, inundación
Catalandiluvi, inundació
English > alluvion: 3 senses > noun 3, object
Meaningclay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down.
Synonymsalluvial sediment, alluvial deposit, alluvium
NarrowerdeltaA low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger / larger body of water
placerAn alluvial deposit that contains particles of some valuable mineral
Broadersediment, depositMatter that has been deposited by some natural process
Substancesalluvial soilA fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds
Spanishaluvión, depósito aluvial, sedimento aluvial
Catalanalluvio, al·luvió

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