Dike

Definition of Dike

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n.1.A ditch; a channel for water made by digging.
Little channels or dikes cut to every bed.
- Ray.
2.An embankment to prevent inundations; a levee.
Dikes that the hands of the farmers had raised . . .
Shut out the turbulent tides.
- Longfellow.
3.A wall of turf or stone.
4.(Geol.) A wall-like mass of mineral matter, usually an intrusion of igneous rocks, filling up rents or fissures in the original strata.
v. t.1.To surround or protect with a dike or dry bank; to secure with a bank.
[imp. & p. p. Diked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Diking.]
2.To drain by a dike or ditch.
v. i.1.To work as a ditcher; to dig.
He would thresh and thereto dike and delve.
- Chaucer.

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