What does Dyke mean?

Definitions for Dyke

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Dyke.

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"


  1. dyke(Noun)

    A lesbian, particularly one who appears masculine or acts in a masculine manner. This word has been reclaimed, by some, as politically empowering. (See usage notes.)

  2. Origin: Variant of dike.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dyke(noun)

    see Dike. The spelling dyke is restricted by some to the geological meaning


  1. Dyke

    The term dyke or dike is a slang noun meaning lesbian; it is also a slang adjective describing things associated with lesbianism. It originated as a derogatory label for a masculine woman, and this usage is still predominant. However, there have been attempts by some lesbian groups to use it as a neutral synonym for lesbian.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dyke in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dyke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tran Cong Dinh:

    Planting will have to be within the dyke system to protect the crop.

  2. Rose Marie:

    I did n’t read for the part [ of Sally Rogers ], i did n’t have to audition. I did n’t have to do anything. It was my part from the very beginning … But I had no idea what ‘ Dick Van Dyke ’ was.

  3. Dan Herbert:

    From the beginning, we have said this was a tragedy not a first-degree murder, we believed Jason Van Dyke was overcharged for political reasons. We are hoping the new prosecutor will recognize that it was overcharged as well.

  4. Susan Silver:

    It started out that she was supposed to be divorced, and the network said, ‘No, no, we can’t have a divorced woman because they’ll think she divorced [former co-star] Dick Van Dyke, because she had been the wife on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’.

  5. Van Dyke lawyer:

    Van Dyke is very scared about the consequences that Van Dyke's facing. Van Dyke's concerned for Van Dyke wife and Van Dyke children. But Van Dyke's handling it like a professional, when you see the video alone it does not seem like a justifiable shooting.

Images & Illustrations of Dyke

  1. DykeDykeDyke

Translations for Dyke

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Dyke »


Find a translation for the Dyke definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these Dyke definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"Dyke." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 24 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Dyke>.

Are we missing a good definition for Dyke? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Dyke:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.