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dike

noun \ ˈdīk \

Definition of dike

1 civil engineering : an artificial watercourse : ditch
2 civil engineering
a : a bank (see 1bank 1) usually of earth constructed to control or confine water : levee
b : a barrier preventing passage especially of something undesirable
3 a civil engineering : a raised causeway
b geology : a tabular body of igneous rock that has been injected while molten into a fissure

Origin and Etymology of dike

Middle English, probably from Old Norse dīk ditch and Middle Low German dīk dam; akin to Old English dīc ditch — more at ditch

Other Civil Engineering Terms


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dike

verb

Definition of dike

diked; diking
transitive verb
civil engineering
1 : to surround or protect with a dike (see 1dike)
2 : to drain by a dike

diker

noun

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Origin and Etymology of dike

see 1dike

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dike

noun

less common spelling of

usually offensive

DIKE Defined for English Language Learners

dike

noun

Definition of dike for English Language Learners

  • : a long narrow hole that is dug in the ground to carry water : a ditch or trench

  • : a bank or mound of earth that is built to control water and especially to protect an area from flooding


DIKE Defined for Kids

dike

noun \ ˈdīk \

Definition of dike for Students

1 : a long trench dug in the earth to carry water
2 : a mound of earth built to control water

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