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DIKE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dike mean? 

DIKE (noun)
  The noun DIKE has 2 senses:

1. offensive terms for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
2. a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

  Familiarity information: DIKE used as a noun is rare.


DIKE (verb)
  The verb DIKE has 1 sense:

1. enclose with a dike

  Familiarity information: DIKE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIKE (noun)


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Meaning:

Offensive terms for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

butch; dike; dyke

Hypernyms ("dike" is a kind of...):

gay woman; lesbian; tribade (a female homosexual)


Sense 2dike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

dam; dike; dyke

Hypernyms ("dike" is a kind of...):

barrier (a structure or object that impedes free movement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dike"):

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)

Instance hyponyms:

Aswan Dam; 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)


DIKE (verb)


Sense 1dike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enclose with a dike

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

dike; dyke

Context example:

dike the land to protect it from water

Hypernyms (to "dike" is one way to...):

close in; enclose; inclose; shut in (surround completely)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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