Dike

A low wall that can act as a barrier to prevent a spill from spreading.
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Dike

Sometimes written as dyke; earth structure along a sea or river in order to protect LITTORAL lands from flooding by high water; DIKES along rivers are sometimes called levees.
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dike

[v] - enclose with a dike
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Dike

Ancient Greek concept of Justice, at times personified, typically as one of the Horae (goddesses of the seasons) with Peace (Irene) and Good Order (Eunomia), daughters of Themis and Zeus. ...
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Dike

Dike (dī) noun [ Middle English dic , dike , diche , ditch, Anglo-Saxon dīc dike, ditch; akin to Dutch dijk dike, German deich , and probably teich pond, Icelandic dīki dike, ditch, Danish dige ; perhaps akin to Gre...
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Dike

Dike transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Diked ; present participle & verbal noun Diking .] [ Middle English diken , dichen , Anglo-Saxon dīcian to dike. See Dike .] 1. To surround o...
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Dike

Dike intransitive verb To work as a ditcher; to dig. [ Obsolete] « He would thresh and thereto dike and delve.» Chaucer.
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dike

An embankment (usually of earth) constructed to keep water in or out of a given area. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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dike

dyke verb enclose with a dike; `dike the land to protect it from water`
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Dike

• (v. i.) To work as a ditcher; to dig. • (v. t.) To drain by a dike or ditch. • (n.) An embankment to prevent inundations; a levee. • (n.) A wall-like mass of mineral matter, usually an intrusion of igneous rocks, filling up rents or fissures in the original strata. • (n.) A wall of turf or stone. • (v. t.) To surroun...
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dike

(from the article `Greek law`) ...the Greek view, the trial served to determine the justification of a claim to seize the defendant`s person or belongings or both by way of an ...
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dike

(from the article `harbours and sea works`) A prime example of the first purpose was the enclosure in 1926–32, by means of a dike some 17 miles in length, of a large inlet known as the ... [3 related articles]
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dike

in geology, tabular or sheetlike igneous body that is often oriented vertically or steeply inclined to the bedding of preexisting intruded rocks; ... [5 related articles]
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Dike

Dike The Greek goddess of moral justice.
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Dike

or dyke
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Dike

[mythology] In ancient Greek culture, Dikē (Greek: Δίκη, English translation: `justice`) was the spirit of moral order and fair judgement based on immemorial custom, in the sense of socially enforced norms and conventional rules. According to Hesiod (Theogony, l. 901), she was fathered by Zeus upon his second consort, Themis. ==Depicti...
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dike

This dike was exposed when a new pit crater formed in about 1880 A.D. in the northeast corner of the summit caldera of Mauna Loa Volcano. The dike is about 1.5 m wide. Credit: J. P. Lockwood / U.S. Geological Survey A tabular or sheet-like body of magma that cuts through and across the layering...
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dike

dike, in technology: see levee.
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Dike

Dike: see Horae.
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Dike

Dike was the attendant of justice to Nemesis.
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Dike

In geology, a dike or dyke is a term applied to intrusions of igneous rock, such as basalt, greenstone, etc, which fill up veins and fissures in the stratified systems, and sometimes project on the surface like walls.
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Dike

A sheetlike body of igneous rock that cuts across layering or contacts in the rock into which it intrudes.
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Dike

(Tramway, Tram, Levee) An embankment or dam made to prevent flooding by the sea, a river/stream, or lake. The embankment is often used as a trail.
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Dike

[geology] A dike or dyke in geology is a sheet of rock that formed in a crack in a pre-existing rock body. However, when the crack is between the layers in a layered rock, it is called a sill, not a dike. It is a type of tabular or sheet intrusion, that either cuts across layers in a planar wall rock structures, or into a layer or unlayered...
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Dike

(1) (Engineering) An embankment to confine or control water, especially one built along the banks of a river to prevent overflow of lowlands; a levee. (2) A low wall that can act as a barrier to prevent a spill from spreading. (3) (Geology) A tabular body of igneous (formed by volcanic action) rock that cuts across the structure of adjacent rocks o...
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