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There's always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself - whether it's Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. - because that's the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else.
Audre Lorde

Meaning of "dyke" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DYKE

Modification of Old English dic ditch; compare Old Norse dīki ditch.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DYKE

dyke  [daɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DYKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dyke is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb dyke in English.

WHAT DOES DYKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Dyke

Dyke or dike may refer to: ▪ A natural or artificial slope or wall to regulate water levels, called levee in American English ▪ ditch, a water filled drainage trench ▪ A regional term for a dry stone wall ▪ Dike, a subvertical sheet-like intrusion of magma or sediment ▪ Dike, the Greek goddess of moral justice ▪ Dikes, diagonal or side-cutting pliers, a hand tool used by electricians and others ▪ Dyke, a brass era automobile ▪ Dyke, a vulgarism meaning "lesbian" ▪ D-Yikes!, an episode of South Park ▪ Dyking out, a slang term for a uniform or dressing assistant at Virginia Military Institute and other military schools or colleges ▪ 99 Dike, an asteroid...

Definition of dyke in the English dictionary

The first definition of dyke in the dictionary is an embankment constructed to prevent flooding, keep out the sea, etc. Other definition of dyke is a ditch or watercourse. Dyke is also a bank made of earth excavated for and placed alongside a ditch.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DYKE

PRESENT

Present
I dyke
you dyke
he/she/it dykes
we dyke
you dyke
they dyke
Present continuous
I am dyking
you are dyking
he/she/it is dyking
we are dyking
you are dyking
they are dyking
Present perfect
I have dyked
you have dyked
he/she/it has dyked
we have dyked
you have dyked
they have dyked
Present perfect continuous
I have been dyking
you have been dyking
he/she/it has been dyking
we have been dyking
you have been dyking
they have been dyking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I dyked
you dyked
he/she/it dyked
we dyked
you dyked
they dyked
Past continuous
I was dyking
you were dyking
he/she/it was dyking
we were dyking
you were dyking
they were dyking
Past perfect
I had dyked
you had dyked
he/she/it had dyked
we had dyked
you had dyked
they had dyked
Past perfect continuous
I had been dyking
you had been dyking
he/she/it had been dyking
we had been dyking
you had been dyking
they had been dyking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will dyke
you will dyke
he/she/it will dyke
we will dyke
you will dyke
they will dyke
Future continuous
I will be dyking
you will be dyking
he/she/it will be dyking
we will be dyking
you will be dyking
they will be dyking
Future perfect
I will have dyked
you will have dyked
he/she/it will have dyked
we will have dyked
you will have dyked
they will have dyked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been dyking
you will have been dyking
he/she/it will have been dyking
we will have been dyking
you will have been dyking
they will have been dyking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would dyke
you would dyke
he/she/it would dyke
we would dyke
you would dyke
they would dyke
Conditional continuous
I would be dyking
you would be dyking
he/she/it would be dyking
we would be dyking
you would be dyking
they would be dyking
Conditional perfect
I would have dyke
you would have dyke
he/she/it would have dyke
we would have dyke
you would have dyke
they would have dyke
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been dyking
you would have been dyking
he/she/it would have been dyking
we would have been dyking
you would have been dyking
they would have been dyking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you dyke
we let´s dyke
you dyke
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to dyke
Past participle
dyked
Present Participle
dyking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DYKE


alike
əˈlaɪk
bike
baɪk
childlike
ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪk
dislike
dɪsˈlaɪk
hike
haɪk
like
laɪk
like-for-like
ˌlaɪkfəˈlaɪk
likes
ˈlaɪk
mic
maɪk
mike
maɪk
motorbike
ˈməʊtəˌbaɪk
pike
paɪk
psych
saɪk
Reich
raɪk
spike
spaɪk
strike
straɪk
superbike
ˈsuːpəˌbaɪk
tike
taɪk
trike
traɪk
unlike
ʌnˈlaɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DYKE

dyer´s-weed
dyester
dyestuff
dyeweed
dyewood
dyeworks
Dyfed
dying
dyingly
dyingness
dykey
dykon
Dylan
dynameter
dynamic
dynamic link library
dynamic markings
dynamic marks
dynamic pricing
dynamic psychology

WORDS THAT END LIKE DYKE

bull dyke
bulldyke
byke
fyke
gryke
klondyke
ring-dyke
tryke
tyke
vandyke
Yorkshire tyke

Synonyms and antonyms of dyke in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DYKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «dyke» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of dyke

Translation of «dyke» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DYKE

Find out the translation of dyke to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dyke from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dyke» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

擎天
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dique
570 millions of speakers

English

dyke
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

डाइक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دايك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Дейк
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dyke
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আলি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

digue
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dyke
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Deich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ダイク
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

레즈비언
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dyke
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đê
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டைக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डाइक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lezbiyen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

diga
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Dyke
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Дейк
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dig
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανάχωμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Dyke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vall
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dyke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dyke

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DYKE»

The term «dyke» is very widely used and occupies the 19.102 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DYKE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «dyke» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «dyke» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dyke

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «DYKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word dyke.
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Audre Lorde
There's always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself - whether it's Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. - because that's the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DYKE»

Discover the use of dyke in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dyke and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business: A Memoir
A colorful, loving, richly detailed look at the decades of a multilayered life, My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business, will enthrall every generation of reader, from baby-boomers who recall when Rob Petrie became a household name, to ...
Dick Van Dyke, 2011
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Dyke Life: From Growing Up to Growing Old, a Celebration of ...
Featuring contributions from lesbians of different ages, races, and religions, an anthology of original essays captures the diversity of the lesbian experience and focuses on such concerns as sexual practices, raising children, illness, and ...
Karla Jay, 1996
3
The Story of the Other Wise Man
He wrote the words to the hymn Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee. First published in 1895, this story about faith has become a Christmas classic.
Henry Van Dyke, 2009
4
Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications
This text takes a contemporary, interdisciplinary approach to conservation biology, and covers the key principles governing conservation.
Fred Van Dyke, 2008
5
Dyke Ideas: Process, Politics, Daily Life
Writer and activist Trebilcot offers a contribution to lesbian philosophy that emphasizes "wimmin," women separate from men and men's inventions.
Joyce Trebilcot, 1994
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Fundamentals of Mathematics
With a predominant emphasis on problem-solving skills, concepts, and applications based on real world data (with some introductory algebra integrated throughout), this book is suitable for individual study or for a variety of course formats ...
James Van Dyke, James Rogers, Holli Adams, 2011
7
Greg Dyke: Inside Story
‘“How did a short bald, man with a speech impediment have such an impact?” How indeed? Like his life, “Inside Story” is a pacy romp. Honest and heartfelt, it should be required reading.’ Observer
Greg Dyke, 2010
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The Mansion
They did not stay to speak to him, but they looked at him often and spoke to one another as they looked; and now and then one of them would smile and beckon him a friendly greeting, so that he felt they would like him to be with them. (from ...
Henry Van Dyke, 2008
9
To Read My Heart: The Journal of Rachel Van Dyke, 1810-1811
"Rachel Van Dyke's journal helps us to see just how porous were the boundaries of literary culture, aesthetics, sociability, and self-fashioning.
Rachel Van Dyke, Lucia McMahon, Deborah Schriver, 2000
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Eunice Dyke: Health Care Pioneer
From Pioneer Public Health Nurse to Advocate for the Aged: Eunice Henrietta Dyke.
Marion Royce, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DYKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dyke is used in the context of the following news items.
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Van Dyke tops tennis league
The Central Tennis Courts outside Windhoek was scene of two exciting encounters between the CTC C and CTC OTB in the 2nd Men's' ... «New Era, Jul 15»
2
Dick Van Dyke's Boyhood Home in Danville, IL Slated for Demolition
Van Dyke, best known for his roles in Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and of course, television writer Rob Petrie in the ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
3
Remembering Performer, Teacher, and Choreographer Jan Van Dyke
Last Friday, July 3rd, one of our state's greatest champions of modern dance, Jan Van Dyke, passed away after a two and a half year battle with ... «WFDD, Jul 15»
4
Photo Gallery: Mike Herman and Carter Dyke Soccer Camp
Mike Herman and Carter Dyke were both promising soccer players and outstanding young men. Both died as teenagers, and are being ... «Grand Haven Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Boost The BOAT fundraiser, Brighton Open Air Theatre, Dyke Road …
But one in the glorious surrounds of Brighton Open Air Theatre with the tragic backstory of its inspiration Adrian Bunting, beautiful late evening sunshine, bring ... «The Argus, Jul 15»
6
Condemned Dick Van Dyke home could be saved
DANVILLE - He's entertained you for decades, made you laugh, and maybe made you laugh so hard you cried, but many in Central Illinois ... «WAND, Jul 15»
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Danville childhood home of Dick Van Dyke on condemned list
DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois community that likes to remind visitors that Dick Van Dyke grew up there may be losing the house where the ... «Bloomington Pantagraph, Jul 15»
8
NC dance community mourns death of performer, teacher
GREENSBORO — Jan Van Dyke, who nurtured and promoted modern dance in Greensboro and across North Carolina, died Friday at Beacon ... «Winston-Salem Journal, Jul 15»
9
Black Dyke band goes marching on
As many Yorkshire brass band aficionados will already know, the history of Black Dyke Band is star-studded. Sir Elton John referred to the ... «Halifax Evening Courier, Jul 15»
10
The Flag by Charlie Van Dyke in 1976
Charlie Van Dyke is one of the legendary disc jockeys from the heyday of AM Top-40 radio in the 1960′s and 1970′s. He had a notable run ... «New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, Jul 15»

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