dike dike  /ˈdaɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
  2. (n) a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
  3. (v) enclose with a dike

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When I visited in October, Fuling's dike was nearly finished.
  2. The crater that had severed the dike is almost filled in again, but the main worry is the bombs that have fallen on the sides of the dike.
  3. He looked up and saw a small hole in the dike through which a tiny stream was flowing.

News

  1. Women's Connection program set in Dike

    DIKE, Iowa --- The Grundy Area Women's Connection will present "A Gift That Lasts" at 12:30 p.m. June 18 at the Dike Community Building, 540 Main St.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

  2. Airport Dike Trail to close next week

    As part of the Juneau International Airport Runway Safety Area Improvements, the Airport Dike Trail will close next week. Beginning June 18 at 7 a.m. through June 20 at 5:30 p.m.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Juneau Empire

  3. DIKE-NEWELL SCHOOL

    One hundred nineteen students will be receiving oneweek scholarships to attend a camp this summer, thanks to the generous support of the Bath Elementary PTA, the Davenport Foundation, and many area camps, as well as the efforts of the Dike-Newell guidance counselor, Gretchen Brinkler and Suzanne Paule at Fisher-Mitchell. read more
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Times Record

Quotes

  1. Sarah Chayes, who runs a non-governmental organization in Kandahar that makes and sells soap and body oils, said on her Web site that Arghandab "is currently acting as the dike protecting Kandahar from a surge of Taliban presence." "And...
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Sarah Chayes Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I think we were 31st on defense and 31st on offense, so, you know ...... I have two thumbs, and there are five holes in the dike," Holmgren said.
    on Apr 15, 2010 By: Mike Holmgren Source: Canton Repository

  3. "No stop-gap measures, no Band-Aids, no finger in the dike," Crist said, without providing details.
    on Jan 2, 2007 By: Charlie Crist Source: St. Petersburg Times

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