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Dike

Dike Meaning & Definition
Dike Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Dike?

[n] a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
[n] offensive terms for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
[v] enclose with a dike; "dike the land to protect it from water"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Dike: butch | dam | dyke | dyke | dyke | levee

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See Also | Aswan Dam | Aswan High Dam | barrier | enclose | gay woman | High Dam | Hoover Dam | inclose | lesbian | milldam | shut in | weir

Dike In Webster's Dictionary

\Dike\, n. [OE. dic, dike, diche, ditch, AS. d?c dike, ditch; akin to D. dijk dike, G. deich, and prob. teich pond, Icel. d?ki dike, ditch, Dan. dige; perh. akin to Gr. ? (for ?) wall, and even E. dough; or perh. to Gr. ? pool, marsh. Cf. {Ditch}.] 1. A ditch; a channel for water made by digging. Little channels or dikes cut to every bed. --Ray. 2. An embankment to prevent inundations; a levee. Dikes that the hands of the farmers had raised . . . Shut out the turbulent tides. --Longfellow. 3. A wall of turf or stone. [Scot.] 4. (Geol.) A wall-like mass of mineral matter, usually an intrusion of igneous rocks, filling up rents or fissures in the original strata.
\Dike\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diking}.] [OE. diken, dichen, AS. d[=i]cian to dike. See {Dike}.] 1. To surround or protect with a dike or dry bank; to secure with a bank. 2. To drain by a dike or ditch.
\Dike\, v. i. To work as a ditcher; to dig. [Obs.] He would thresh and thereto dike and delve. --Chaucer.

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