Meaning of dike


Pronunciation: (dīk), [key]
— n., v., diked, dik•ing.
  1. an embankment for controlling or holding back the waters of the sea or a river: They built a temporary dike of sandbags to keep the river from flooding the town.
  2. a ditch.
  3. a bank of earth formed of material being excavated.
  4. a causeway.
  5. a low wall or fence, esp. of earth or stone, for dividing or enclosing land.
  6. an obstacle; barrier.
    1. a long, narrow, cross-cutting mass of igneous rock intruded into a fissure in older rock.
    2. a similar mass of rock composed of other kinds of material, as sandstone.
  7. a urinal.
  1. to furnish or drain with a dike.
  2. to enclose, restrain, or protect by a dike: to dike a tract of land.


Pronunciation: (dīk), [key]
— n. Slang (often disparaging and offensive)
  1. dyke.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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