Embankment vs. Dyke

Embankment vs. Dyke — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Embankment and Dyke

Embankmentnoun

The act of embanking.

Dykenoun

Variant of dike1.

Embankmentnoun

An artificial slope of earth or stone, as at the edge of a road or a body of water.

Dykenoun

Used as a disparaging term for a lesbian.

Embankmentnoun

a long mound of earth, stone, or similar material, usually built for purposes such as to hold back or store water, for protection from weather or enemies, or to support a road or railway.

Dykenoun

A long, narrow hollow dug from the ground to serve as a boundary marker.

Embankmentnoun

a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection

Dykenoun

(UK) A long, narrow hollow dug from the ground to conduct water.

Dykenoun

Any navigable watercourse.

Dykenoun

Any watercourse.

Dykenoun

Any small body of water.

Dykenoun

(obsolete) Any hollow dug into the ground.

Dykenoun

A place to urinate and defecate: an outhouse or lavatory.

Dykenoun

(UK) An embankment formed by the creation of a ditch.

Dykenoun

(obsolete) A city wall.

Dykenoun

A low embankment or stone wall serving as an enclosure and boundary marker.

Dykenoun

Any fence or hedge.

Dykenoun

(UK) An earthwork raised to prevent inundation of low land by the sea or flooding rivers.

Dykenoun

Any impediment, barrier, or difficulty.

Dykenoun

(UK) A beaver's dam.

Dykenoun

A jetty; a pier.

Dykenoun

(UK) A raised causeway.

Dykenoun

A fissure in a rock stratum filled with intrusive rock; a fault.

Dykenoun

A body of rock (usually igneous) originally filling a fissure but now often rising above the older stratum as it is eroded away.

Dykenoun

A lesbian, particularly one with masculine or macho traits or behavior.

Dykeverb

To dig, particularly to create a ditch.

Dykeverb

To surround with a ditch, to entrench.

Dykeverb

To surround with a low dirt or stone wall.

Dykeverb

To raise a protective earthwork against a sea or river.

Dykeverb

To scour a watercourse.

Dykeverb

To steep [fibers] within a watercourse.

Dykenoun

offensive terms for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine

Dykenoun

a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

Dykeverb

enclose with a dike;

dike the land to protect it from water