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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dike  \Dike\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Diked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Diking}.]  [OE.  diken,  dichen,  AS  d[=i]cian  to  dike.  See 
  {Dike}.] 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dike  \Dike\,  v.  i. 
  To  work  as  a  ditcher;  to  dig.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  would  thresh  and  thereto  dike  and  delve.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dike  \Dike\,  n.  [OE.  dic,  dike,  diche,  ditch,  AS  d?c  dike, 
  ditch;  akin  to  D.  dijk  dike,  G.  deich,  and  prob.  teich  pond, 
  Icel.  d?ki  dike,  ditch,  Dan.  dige;  perh.  akin  to  Gr  ?  (for 
  ?)  wall,  and  even  E.  dough;  or  perh.  to  Gr  ?  pool,  marsh. 
  Cf  {Ditch}.] 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dike 
  n  :  a  barrier  constructed  to  contain  the  flow  or  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}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Dike,  IA  (city,  FIPS  21405) 
  Location:  42.46310  N,  92.63014  W 
  Population  (1990):  875  (355  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  50624 
  Dike,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  75437 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  dike  vt  To  remove  or  disable  a  portion  of  something  as  a 
  wire  from  a  computer  or  a  subroutine  from  a  program.  A  standard  slogan 
  is  "When  in  doubt,  dike  it  out".  (The  implication  is  that  it  is  usually 
  more  effective  to  attack  software  problems  by  reducing  complexity  than 
  by  increasing  it.)  The  word  `dikes'  is  widely  used  among  mechanics  and 
  engineers  to  mean  `diagonal  cutters',  esp.  the  heavy-duty  metal-cutting 
  version,  but  may  also  refer  to  a  kind  of  wire-cutters  used  by  electronics 
  techs.  To  `dike  something  out'  means  to  use  such  cutters  to  remove 
  something  Indeed,  the  TMRC  Dictionary  defined  dike  as  "to  attack 
  with  dikes".  Among  hackers  this  term  has  been  metaphorically  extended 
  to  informational  objects  such  as  sections  of  code. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  dike 
 
  To  remove  or  disable  a  portion  of  something  as  a  wire  from  a 
  computer  or  a  subroutine  from  a  program.  A  standard  slogan  is 
  "When  in  doubt,  dike  it  out".  (The  implication  is  that  it  is 
  usually  more  effective  to  attack  software  problems  by  reducing 
  complexity  than  by  increasing  it.)  The  word  dikes"  is  widely 
  used  among  mechanics  and  engineers  to  mean  "diagonal  cutters", 
  especially  the  heavy-duty  metal-cutting  version,  but  may  also 
  refer  to  a  kind  of  wire-cutters  used  by  electronics 
  technicians.  To  "dike  something  out"  means  to  use  such 
  cutters  to  remove  something  Indeed,  the  TMRC  Dictionary 
  defined  dike  as  "to  attack  with  dikes".  Among  hackers  this 
  term  has  been  metaphorically  extended  to  informational  objects 
  such  as  sections  of  code. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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