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dyke 1

 (dīk)
n. & v.
Variant of dike1.

dyke 2

 (dīk) also dike
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a lesbian.

[Origin unknown.]

dyke′y adj.

dyke

(daɪk) or

dike

n
1. (Civil Engineering) an embankment constructed to prevent flooding, keep out the sea, etc
2. (Civil Engineering) a ditch or watercourse
3. (Civil Engineering) a bank made of earth excavated for and placed alongside a ditch
4. (Civil Engineering) Scot a wall, esp a dry-stone wall
5. a barrier or obstruction
6. (Geological Science) a vertical or near-vertical wall-like body of igneous rock intruded into cracks in older rock
7. (Furniture) informal
a. a lavatory
b. (as modifier): a dyke roll.
vb
8. (Civil Engineering) civil engineering an embankment or wall built to confine a river to a particular course
9. (Civil Engineering) (tr) to protect, enclose, or drain (land) with a dyke
[C13: modification of Old English dic ditch; compare Old Norse dīki ditch]

dyke

(daɪk) or

dike

n
slang a lesbian
[C20: of unknown origin]

Dyke

(dɑɪk)
n
(Biography) Greg(ory). born 1947, British television executive; director-general of the BBC (2000–04)

dyke1

(daɪk)

n., v. dyked, dyk•ing.

dyke2

or dike

(daɪk)

n.
usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting. However, it has been increasingly adopted as a preferred term by young or radical homosexuals and in the academic community. In the mainstream homosexual community, gay and lesbian remain the terms of choice.
n. Slang: Usually Disparaging and Offensive.
(a term used to refer to a female homosexual or lesbian.)
[1930–35; of uncertain origin]
dyke′y, adj.

dyke


Past participle: dyked
Gerund: dyking

Imperative
dyke
dyke
Present
I dyke
you dyke
he/she/it dykes
we dyke
you dyke
they dyke
Preterite
I dyked
you dyked
he/she/it dyked
we dyked
you dyked
they dyked
Present Continuous
I am dyking
you are dyking
he/she/it is dyking
we are dyking
you are dyking
they are dyking
Present Perfect
I have dyked
you have dyked
he/she/it has dyked
we have dyked
you have dyked
they have dyked
Past Continuous
I was dyking
you were dyking
he/she/it was dyking
we were dyking
you were dyking
they were dyking
Past Perfect
I had dyked
you had dyked
he/she/it had dyked
we had dyked
you had dyked
they had dyked
Future
I will dyke
you will dyke
he/she/it will dyke
we will dyke
you will dyke
they will dyke
Future Perfect
I will have dyked
you will have dyked
he/she/it will have dyked
we will have dyked
you will have dyked
they will have dyked
Future Continuous
I will be dyking
you will be dyking
he/she/it will be dyking
we will be dyking
you will be dyking
they will be dyking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dyking
you have been dyking
he/she/it has been dyking
we have been dyking
you have been dyking
they have been dyking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dyking
you will have been dyking
he/she/it will have been dyking
we will have been dyking
you will have been dyking
they will have been dyking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dyking
you had been dyking
he/she/it had been dyking
we had been dyking
you had been dyking
they had been dyking
Conditional
I would dyke
you would dyke
he/she/it would dyke
we would dyke
you would dyke
they would dyke
Past Conditional
I would have dyked
you would have dyked
he/she/it would have dyked
we would have dyked
you would have dyked
they would have dyked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dyke - (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
gay woman, lesbian, tribade - a female homosexual
2.dyke - 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
Verb1.dyke - enclose with a dike; "dike the land to protect it from water"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"

dyke

noun wall, barrier, dam, enclosure, palisade I then slid down the side of the dyke.
Translations
hráz
dæmningdige
lesbo
flóîgarîur, stíflugarîur
aizsprostsdambis
hrádza
flata
bentset

dyke

[daɪk] N
1. (= barrier) → dique m; (= channel) → canal m, acequia f; (= causeway) → calzada f; (= embankment) → terraplén m
2. (= lesbian) → tortillera f

dyke

[ˈdaɪk] n (= embankment) → digue f

dyke

, (US) dike
n
(= channel)(Entwässerungs)graben m, → Kanal m
(= barrier)Deich m, → Damm m; (= causeway)Fahrdamm m
(sl: = lesbian) → Lesbe f (inf)
vt landeindeichen; rivereindämmen

dyke

[daɪk] n
a. (barrier) → diga, argine m; (channel) → canale m di scolo; (causeway) → sentiero rialzato
b. (offensive) (lesbian) → lesbica

dyke,

dike

(daik) noun
an embankment built as a barrier against the sea etc.