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Definition 1: a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for dyke in the sense of this definition

(dyke is a kind of ...) a structure or object that impedes free movement

(... is a kind of dyke ) dam to make a millpond to provide power for a water mill

(... is a kind of dyke ) a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow

(... is an instance of dyke) one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt

(... is an instance of dyke) a large dam built in 1964 on the Colorado River in Arizona

(... is an instance of dyke) a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada

Definition 2: (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for dyke in the sense of this definition

(dyke is a kind of ...) a female homosexual

(dyke is used in the usage domain ...) a communication that belittles somebody or something

(dyke is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 3: enclose with a dike - [verb of contact]

Samples where dyke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dike the land to protect it from water

Synonyms for dyke in the sense of this definition

(dyke is a kind of ...) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

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