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dike 1also dyke (dīk)
a. An embankment of earth and rock built to prevent floods.
b. Chiefly British A low wall, often of sod, dividing or enclosing lands.
2. A barrier blocking a passage, especially for protection.
3. A raised causeway.
4. A ditch; a channel.
5. Geology A long mass of igneous rock that cuts across the structure of adjacent rock.
tr.v. diked, dik·ing, dikes also dyked or dyk·ing or dykes
1. To protect, enclose, or provide with a dike.
2. To drain with dikes or ditches.
[Middle English, from Old English dīc, trench; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots, and from Old Norse dīki, ditch.]
n. Offensive Slang
Variant of dyke2.
1. (Civil Engineering) a variant spelling of dyke1
2. (Geological Science) a variant spelling of dyke1
a variant spelling of dyke2
n., v. diked, dik•ing. n.
1. an embankment for controlling or holding back the waters of the sea or a river.
3. a bank of earth formed of material being excavated.
5. an obstacle; barrier.
a. a long, narrow, cross-cutting mass of igneous rock intruded into a fissure in older rock.
b. a similar mass of rock composed of other kinds of material, as sandstone.
7. to furnish or drain with a dike.
8. to enclose, restrain, or protect by a dike.
[before 900; dik(e), Old English dīc < Old Norse dīki; akin to ditch]
A long mass of igneous rock that cuts across the structure of adjoining rock. It is often of a different composition than the rock it cuts across and can be useful in determining the age relationship between rocks.
Past participle: diked
A vertical sheet of igneous rock that has intruded across older rocks.
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|Noun||1.||dike - (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine|
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
|2.||dike - a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea|
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
milldam - dam to make a millpond to provide power for a water mill
weir - a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow
|Verb||1.||dike - enclose with a dike; "dike the land to protect it from water"|
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