Associations to the word «Dike»


DIKE, noun. (British) Archaic spelling of all (British) meanings of dyke.
DIKE, noun. A barrier of stone or earth used to hold back water and prevent flooding.
DIKE, noun. (pejorative) A lesbian, especially a butch lesbian.
DIKE, noun. (geology) A body of once molten igneous rock that was injected into older rocks in a manner that crosses bedding planes.
DIKE, verb. (transitive) To surround or protect with a dike or dry bank; to secure with a bank.
DIKE, verb. (transitive) To drain by a dike or ditch.
DIKE, proper noun. A topographic surname​ for someone living near a dike.
DIKE, proper noun. (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/Iustitia.
DIKE, proper noun. (astronomy) Short for 99 Dike, a main belt asteroid.
DIKE, proper noun. (poetic) justice, order and judgement.
DIKÊ, proper noun. (historical) (Greek mythology) The goddess personifying the principle of justice.
DIKĒ, proper noun. Alternative spelling of Dikê

Dictionary definition

DIKE, noun. (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine.
DIKE, noun. A barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea.
DIKE, verb. Enclose with a dike; "dike the land to protect it from water".

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