Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Such grounds are the foundation or starting point of the process of diking.

Almost instantly a breach began to appear, under the attack of a dozen diking spades wielded with feverish energy.

Next day Will and Ted armed themselves with diking spades, and set to work determinedly.

The cost of preparation and planting where diking has not been necessary has seldom been more than $100 per acre.

By diking out the sea the peasants farmed the marsh lands and saved themselves the trouble of clearing the forests.

This process has the same general effects as diking, and therefore cannot be employed without many of the same results.