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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.
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1. (Civil Engineering) a variant spelling of dyke1
2. (Geological Science) a variant spelling of dyke1
a variant spelling of dyke2
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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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.
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Past participle: diked
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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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an embankment built as a barrier against the sea etc. dyk سَد، حاجِز боядисвам dique hráz der Deich dige; dæmning ανάχωμαdique tamm, kaldavall آب بند؛ مانع pato digueסכר नहर nasip védőgát tanggul flóðgarður, stíflugarður diga 堤防 제방 pylimas dambis; aizsprosts daik dijk dike, demningtama, zapora د آوبو بند diqueдамба; плотина hrádza nasip nasip [strand]vall เขื่อนกั้นน้ำ set, bent 堤防 дамба, гребля سمندری سیلاب کو روکنے کے لۓ باندھا گیا پشتہ con đê 沟，堤坝
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