- a long, narrow, cross-cutting mass of igneous rock intruded into a fissure in older rock.
- a similar mass of rock composed of other kinds of material, as sandstone.
verb (used with object), diked, dik·ing.
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Origin of dike1
OTHER WORDS FROM dikediker, nounun·diked, adjective
Definition for dike (2 of 2)
noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
OTHER WORDS FROM dikedikey, adjective, dik·i·er, dik·i·est.
How to use dike in a sentence
Falls are also produced in very many instances by dikes which cross the stream.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
When the tide is high the difference is very great, and were it not for the dikes the people would be inundated.
In ancient times they were worse than they are now; because now the dikes are stronger, and are better guarded.
It would often overflow the country entirely, were it not that the banks are guarded by dikes, like the dikes of the sea.
The slopes of the dikes are always very gradual, and very nice gardens can be made on them.