Pronunciation: (dīk), [key]
n., v., diked, dik•ing.

1. an embankment for controlling or holding back the waters of the sea or a river: They built a temporary dike of sandbags to keep the river from flooding the town.
2. a ditch.
3. a bank of earth formed of material being excavated.
4. a causeway.
5. Brit. Dial.a low wall or fence, esp. of earth or stone, for dividing or enclosing land.
6. an obstacle; barrier.
7. Geol.
a. a long, narrow, cross-cutting mass of igneous rock intruded into a fissure in older rock.
b. a similar mass of rock composed of other kinds of material, as sandstone.
8. Chiefly Australian Slang.a urinal.

1. to furnish or drain with a dike.
2. to enclose, restrain, or protect by a dike: to dike a tract of land. Also,dyke.


Pronunciation: (dīk), [key]
n. Slang (often disparaging and offensive).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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