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Definition of the noun dike

What does dike mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dikes

  1. (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
  2. a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of dike: dam / dyke
    • more generic word: barrier = a structure or object that impedes free movement
    • more specific words:
      • 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
    • instances:
      • Aswan High Dam / High Dam = one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt
      • Glen Canyon Dam = a large dam built in 1964 on the Colorado River in Arizona
      • Hoover Dam = a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada

Alternative definition of the noun dike


  1. [British] The northern English form of ditch.
  2. A ditch and bank running alongside each other.
  3. A barrier of stone or earth used to hold back water and prevent flooding.
  4. [pejorative] A lesbian, especially a manly or unattractive lesbian.
  5. [geology] A body of once molten igneous rock that was injected into older rocks in a manner that crosses bedding planes.

Definition of the verb dike

What does dike mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: diked | diking | dikes

  1. enclose with a dike
    • example: dike the land to protect it from water
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of dike: dyke
    • more generic terms: close in / enclose / inclose / shut in = surround completely


  1. Dike is a city in Grundy County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,209 at the 2010 census an increase of 28% increase from 944 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Waterloo–Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  2. Dike a.k.a. Dike, Texas: Dike is an unincorporated community in Hopkins County, Texas, United States. Although it is unincorporated, Dike has a post office, with the ZIP code of 75437.

There are other places with in their name, like Scots' Dike.


Dike is an Horse.

  • born in (50 years ago)


  1. Dike: A dike or dyke in geology is a sheet of rock that formed in a fracture in a pre-existing rock body. However, when the new rock forms within and parallel to the bedding of a layers rock, it is called a sill. It is a type of tabular or sheet intrusion, that either cuts across layers in a planar wall rock structures, or into a layer or unlayered mass of rock.
    • also known as Πρόχωμα, Φλέβα λίθων, 岩脈
  2. Dike: In ancient Greek culture, Dikē was the goddess of justice and the spirit of moral order and fair judgement based on immemorial custom, in the sense of socially enforced norms and conventional rules. According to Hesiod, she was fathered by Zeus upon his second consort, Themis. She and her mother were both personifications of justice. She is depicted as a young slender woman carrying a physical balance scale and wearing a laurel wreath while her Roman counterpart appears in a similar fashion but blind-folded.She is represented in the constellation Libra which is named for the Latin name of her symbol. She is often associated with Astraea, the goddess of innocence and purity. Astraea is also one of her epithets referring to her appearance in the nearby constellation Virgo which is said to represent Astraea . This reflects her symbolic association with Astraea, who too has a similar iconography.
  3. Dike: A dike, levee, levée, embankment, floodbank or stopbank is a natural or artificial slope or wall, usually earthen and often parallels the course of a river.

Phrases with Dike

  1. Adama Dike
  2. Neptis Dike
  3. February Fill-Dike
  4. Species Adama Dike
  5. Species Neptis Dike

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dike

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Google previewThe Phanerozoic Development of the Kangerdlugssuaq Area, East Greenland

The black dike is a rhyolitic member of the latest transitional swarm but has itself been cut by other members of the same...

Google previewGemstones (2012)

by Michael O'Donoghue

One sapphire-bearing dike was found in 1889 penetrating argillaceous rocks; the dike is a very finegrained rock and contains feldspar, biotite, augite and a glassy material; sapphire is not very plentiful in it.

Google previewExpedition Agroparks (2011)

Research by Design into Sustainable Development and Agriculture in the Network Society by Peter J.A.M. Smeets

The issue of biodiversity is high on the agenda throughout the Dongtan region, because the entire area outside the dike is a designated RAMSAR site (The Ramsar convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for ...

Google previewModeling Volcanic Processes (2013)

The Physics and Mathematics of Volcanism by Sarah A. Fagents, Tracy K. P. Gregg, Rosaly M. C. Lopes

A dike is a hydraulic fracture that brings magma through the brittle outer shell of the Earth from a zone of partial melting or storage to the site of a volcanic eruption or intrusion. The term dike originally applied to the solidified “fossil” fissure ...

Google previewThe Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'.

by John William Carleton

Black Dike is a portion of that part of the Nene which borders upon the great level of the Fens of Cambridgeshire, extending westward over forty miles of country to the sea. It lies half-a-mile or so beyond Northay Gravel, and is, perhaps, one of ...

Google previewIOS Game Programming with Xcode and Cocos2d (2013)

by Justin Dike

Justin Dike is the creator and lead developer at, an education channel and video production company specializing in high definition tutorials for Xcode, Cocos2d, HTML5, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Toon Boom Animate, ...

Google previewLiquid Assets (2005)

The Critical Need to Safeguard Freshwater Ecosystems by Sandra Postel, Lisa Mastny

The dike is a desperate attempt to arrest this cascade of unintended consequences. Officials hope to raise the Small Aral by 3 meters, cover some 1,000 square kilometers of desiccated seabed with water, increase rainfall, and lessen the ...

Google previewStories of the Pilgrims 2e Answer Key (2007)

by Christian Libery Press

Since a dike is a strong wall of earth and stone, it keeps the sea from flooding the land. Research Challenge: Answers will vary.

Google previewThe Geology and Mineral Deposits of Part of the Western Half of the Hailey 1° × 2° Quadrangle, Idaho

The dike is a feeder for basalt flows that cap the gravels in this area. Late Cenozoic basaltic dikes are common along the southern edge of the Atlanta lobe and are related to young Snake River Plain basaltic volcanism. Many such dikes are ...

Google previewDictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (1999)

by Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter Willem van der Horst

The didactic poet Hesiod was the first to personify Dike (Homer, Iliad 16: 387-8, is a dubious instance and probably an interpolation based upon Hesiod' s Ergo). Hesiod transforms Dike into a daughter of -••Zeus and -*Themis (Themis is the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1995)

Volume 54 - Steam Reforming: Operating Experience to Storage Tank Explosion Safeguards by John J. McKetta Jr

Examples include double-walled tanks or singlewalled tanks with either an open- top steel dike or a concrete vault as an integrated module. A dike is a containment area beneath and surrounding an AST. The code language is fairly well ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats (2001)

by Donald Langmead, Christine Garnaut

the impressive earthwork known as Offa's Dike formed a boundary, albeit discontinuous, between England and Wales. One of the most remarkable structures in Britain, it runs ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon (2010)

by Mark Dike DeLancey, Rebecca Mbuh, Mark W. Delancey

Mark Dike DeLancey, Rebecca Mbuh, Mark W. Delancey. Editor's. Foreword. The Republic of Cameroon is one of the most intriguing countries in Africa. As the authors of this book show, it truly is an “Africa in Miniature.” Geographically ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the New Testament (1985)

Abridged in One Volume by Gerhard Kittel, Gerhard Friedrich, Geoffrey W. Bromiley

dike. A. The Idea of Law in the Classical and Hellenistic Greek World. Law, religious, political, and ethical, forms the basis and center of Greek thought and society. The starting point is the goddess Dike. This goddess ...

Google previewRing of Fire: An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes (2015)

An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes by Bethany D. Rinard Hinga Ph.D.

A dike is a vertically or semi-vertically oriented crack in the earth's crust that has been injected with magma. It is a magma pathway that forms beneath and within a volcano. It can carry magma from a magma ...

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Small photo of Netherlands,Flevoland,Urk,june 2017: Dike along the IJsselmeerSmall photo of Dutch dike view from aboveSmall photo of Dutch dike view from aboveSmall photo of Woubrugge, Netherlands - June 4, 2013: technician reading height measurements with a GPS operated device on a reenforced dike; in the backgroud a crane is compacting the crest of the dikeSmall photo of Dikes or embankment built to prevent flooding from the river. Sandbags for flood defense . Sacks with sand to prevent a flood. Dangerous increase of water from rain storm. Dike keeps from flooding.Small photo of Dikes or embankment built to prevent flooding from the river. Sandbags for flood defense . Sacks with sand to prevent a flood. Dangerous increase of water from rain storm. Dike keeps from flooding.Small photo of Dikes or embankment built to prevent flooding from the river. Sandbags for flood defense. Dangerous increase of water from rain storm. Dike keeps from flooding ancient fortress. More...

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He who starts a lawsuit makes a hole in the dike.
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Scrabble value of D2I1K5E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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