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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dike /ˈdaɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dike 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. [Scot.]
 4. Geol. A wall-like mass of mineral matter, usually an intrusion of igneous rocks, filling up rents or fissures in the original strata.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dike, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diked p. pr. & vb. n. Diking.]
 1. To surround or protect with a dike or dry bank; to secure with a bank.
 2. To drain by a dike or ditch.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dike, v. i. To work as a ditcher; to dig. [Obs.]
    He would thresh and thereto dike and delve.   --Chaucer.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: offensive terms for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
           [syn: butch, dyke]
      2: a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to
         keep out the sea [syn: dam, dyke, levee]
      v : enclose with a dike; "dike the land to protect it from
          water" [syn: dyke]