Definitions for dike

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dikedaɪk(n.; v.)diked, dik•ing.

or dyke 1

  1. (n.)an embankment for controlling or holding back the waters of the sea or a river.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  2. Category: Civil Engineering

    Ref: ditch.

  3. a bank of earth formed of material being excavated.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  4. Category: Civil Engineering

    Ref: causeway.

  5. an obstacle; barrier.

  6. a long, narrow, cross-cutting mass of igneous rock intruded into a fissure in older rock. a similar mass of rock composed of other kinds of material, as sandstone.

    Category: Geology

  7. (v.t.)to furnish or drain with a dike.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  8. to enclose, restrain, or protect by a dike.

    Category: Civil Engineering

Origin of dike:

bef. 900; dik(e), OE dīc < ON dīki; akin to ditch

dik′er(n.)

dikedaɪk(n.)

  1. Category: Sexuality

    Ref: dyke2. 2

dike′y(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dam, dike, dyke(verb)

    a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

  2. dike, dyke(verb)

    enclose with a dike

    "dike the land to protect it from water"

Wiktionary

  1. dike(Noun)

    The northern English form of ditch.

  2. dike(Noun)

    A ditch and bank running alongside each other.

  3. dike(Noun)

    A barrier of stone or earth used to hold back water and prevent flooding.

  4. dike(Noun)

    A lesbian, especially a manly or unattractive lesbian.

  5. dike(Noun)

    A body of once molten igneous rock that was injected into older rocks in a manner that crosses bedding planes.

  6. dike(Verb)

    To erect a dike.

  7. Origin: (Northern) dik, dike, from díki 'ditch, dike'. More at and doublet of ditch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dike(noun)

    a ditch; a channel for water made by digging

  2. Dike(noun)

    an embankment to prevent inundations; a levee

  3. Dike(noun)

    a wall of turf or stone

  4. Dike(noun)

    a wall-like mass of mineral matter, usually an intrusion of igneous rocks, filling up rents or fissures in the original strata

  5. Dike(verb)

    to surround or protect with a dike or dry bank; to secure with a bank

  6. Dike(verb)

    to drain by a dike or ditch

  7. Dike(verb)

    to work as a ditcher; to dig

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dikë

    a Greek goddess, the daughter of Zeus and Themis; the guardian of justice and judgment, the foe of deceit and violence, and the accuser before Zeus of the unjust judge.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. dike

    To remove or disable a portion of something, as a wire from a computer or a subroutine from a program. A standard slogan is “When in doubt, dike it out”. (The implication is that it is usually more effective to attack software problems by reducing complexity than by increasing it.) The word ‘dikes’ is widely used to mean ‘diagonal cutters’, a kind of wire cutter. To ‘dike something out’ means to use such cutters to remove something. Indeed, the TMRC Dictionary defined dike as “to attack with dikes”. Among hackers this term has been metaphorically extended to informational objects such as sections of code.


Translations for dike

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dike(noun)

an embankment built as a barrier against the sea etc.

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