HyperDic: dike

English > 3 senses of the word dike:
NOUNperson dike, butch, dyke(slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
artifactdike, dam, dykea barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
VERBcontactdike, dykeenclose with a dike
dike > pronunciation
Soundsday'k
Rhymesalike ... wormlike: 58 rhymes with ayk...
English > dike: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine.
Synonymsbutch, dyke
Broaderlesbian, tribade, gay womanA female homosexual
Usage ofdisparagement, depreciation, derogationA communication that belittles somebody or something
slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Spanishmarimacho
Catalangallimarsot, homenot, marimacho
English > dike: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea.
Synonymsdam, dyke
InstancesAswan High Dam, High DamOne of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt
Glen Canyon DamA large dam built in 1964 on the Colorado River in Arizona
Hoover DamA large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada
Narrowermilldamdam to make a millpond to provide power for a water mill
weirA low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow
BroaderbarrierA structure or object that impedes free movement
Spanishdique, diques, presa, represa
Catalandic, presa, rec, represa, sèquia
Verbsdikeenclose with a dike
English > dike: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningenclose with a dike.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"dike the land to protect it from water"
Synonymdyke
Broaderenclose, close in, inclose, shut inSurround completely
Spanishcontener con diques, contenter con diques
Nounsdikea barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

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