2 a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea [syn: dam, dyke, levee] v : enclose with a dike; "dike the land to protect it from water" [syn: dyke]
- Rhymes: -aɪk
- Old English dīċ (the source of both 'ditch' and 'dike', the southern English 'c' being soft while the northern was hard).
- The northern English form of ditch.
- A ditch and bank running alongside each other (the excavation was the soruce of the material of the embankment.)
- A barrier of stone or earth used to hold back water and prevent flooding.
- A lesbian, especially a manly or unattractive lesbian.
- A body of once molten igneous rock that was injected into older rocks in a manner that crosses bedding planes.
Synonymsbarrier of stone or earth
barrier of stone or earth
For translations in the sense of "lesbian", see dyke.
Dyke or Dike may refer to:
- Dike (construction), either a long wall or bank built to keep out the sea or enclose or separate land, or the ditch from which the material was dug, or the combination of the two
- Dike (geology), a long mass of minerals, usually an intrusion of igneous rocks, filling up rents or fissures in the original strata
- Dyke (slang), a slang term, sometimes offensive, for a woman who is attracted to other women, a lesbian
- Dikes, a term for diagonal pliers, a hand tool used by electricians and others
Dyke or Dykes is the name of:
- Dykes (surname), a British surname found particularly in northern England.
- van Dyke, a surname of Dutch origin
- Greg Dyke, former Director General of the BBC and current Chairman of Brentford Football Club
- William D. Dyke
- Sir William Hart Dyke, 7th Baronet
- Dyke Baronets
- Hugh Dykes, The Lord Dykes, a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom
- Keilen Dykes, American football player
- John Bacchus Dykes, an English clergyman and hymnist
- John and Jennie Dyke, American aircraft designers
Dyke or Dike may refer to the following places or features:
- Dike, Iowa, Small town located in eastern Iowa
- Dyke, Lincolnshire
- Car Dyke, a Roman boundary ditch in Eastern England
- Offa's Dyke, historic earthwork dividing Mercia and Wales
- Wansdyke (earthwork), divides old Wessex from the lands south west of it
- Devil's Dyke, one of several ancient embankments or ditches (or both):
Dike may also refer to:
dike in German: Dijk
dike in Dutch: Dijk
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