dike
Noun

dike (plural dikes)

  1. (chiefly US) Alternative form of dyke#English|dyke: ditch; embankment; waterway; etc.
Verb

dike (dikes, present participle diking; past and past participle diked)

  1. (chiefly US) Alternative form of dyke#English|dyke: to dig a ditch; to raise an earthwork; etc.
    • 1996 September 27, Michael Miner, "WVON Won't Take the Bait ↗" in The Chicago Reader:
      Lakeside water-filtration plants, an 11,000-acre diked airport east of 55th Street, slash-and-bulldoze highway projects through Jackson and Lincoln parks—these and many another grandiose project leapt from the sketchbooks of city planners.
    • 2001 November 16, Karen F. Schmidt, "[http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/294/5546/1444|doi=10.1126/science.294.5546.1444 Ecology: A True-Blue Vision for the Danube]" in Science, Vol. 294, No. 5546, pp. 1444-1447:
      In 1983, dictator Nicolae Ceausescu decreed that the Romanian Danube delta, one of Europe's largest wetlands, be diked for growing rice and maize.
Verb

dike (dikes, present participle diking; past and past participle diked)

  1. (US dialect slang, obsolete) To be well dressed.
Noun

dike (plural dikes)

  1. (US dialect slang, obsolete) A well-dressed man.
  2. (US dialect slang, obsolete) Formalwear or other fashionable dress.
Noun

dike (plural dikes)

  1. Alternative form of dyke#English|dyke: a masculine woman; a lesbian.

Dike
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. Surname for someone living near a dike.
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR diʹké, IPA: /ˈdike/, /ˈdɪkiː/
Proper noun
  1. (Greek god) The goddess/personification of justice, order and judgement and one of the Horae. She is a daughter of Zeus and Themis, and her sisters are Eirene and Eunomia. Her Roman counterpart is Justitia.
  2. (astronomy) 99 Dike, a main belt asteroid.
  3. (poetic) justice, order and judgement.
Antonyms
  • Adikia



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