- 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.
Example sentences from the Web for dike
The Camargue is protected by dikes from the inundations both of the sea and of the rivers.
There's no counting the improvements he made in dikes and sluices and water mills and all that kind of thing.Hans Brinker|Mary Mapes Dodge
Dikes were rebuilt, marshes drained and cattle brought into the country.Belgium|Emile Cammaerts
Falls are also produced in very many instances by dikes which cross the stream.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Inside the dikes and ditches are filled with a purely sweet-water vegetation.The Naturalist on the Thames|C. J. Cornish