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dyke

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "dike." Words labeled “extremely offensive” are profoundly insulting and are often used to discriminate or offend. However, this word may be used by a member of the LGBT community in a way not intended to offend in the sense shown in 5.
dyke(
dayk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (flood barrier)
a. el dique
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
In 1953, the floods were strong enough to burst the dike.En 1953, las inundaciones fueron tan fuertes que rompieron el dique.
2. (watercourse)
a. la acequia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The body of the murdered woman had lain undiscovered in a dike for two decades.Pasaron dos décadas antes de que se descubriera en la acequia el cadáver de la mujer asesinada.
3. (causeway)
a. la calzada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The paddy fields are separated by a network of dykes.Los arrozales están separados por una red de calzadas.
4. (embankment)
a. el terraplén
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The dyke, originally built as a defense against the English, is now part of a long-distance trail.El terraplén, originalmente construido como defensa contra los ingleses, ahora forma parte de un sendero de larga distancia.
5.
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(lesbian)
a. la tortillera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
All the guys in the office say Lesley must be a dyke because she hates men.Todos los chicos en la oficina dicen que Lesley tiene que ser una tortillera porque odia a los hombres.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to build a dyke to protect)
a. construir un dique para mantener seco
They decided to try dyking the land down by the river to cultivate it.Decidieron construir un dique para intentar mantener seca la tierra que había junto al río y poder cultivarla.
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dyke [daɪk]
noun
1 (barrier) dique (m); (channel) canal (m); acequia (f); (causeway) calzada (f); (embankment) terraplén (m)
2 (lesbian) tortillera (vulgar) (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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