Meaning of 堤

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English Definition: dike; Taiwan pr. [ti2]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (earth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
    • [ shì ] to be; indeed, right, yes; okay
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Example Words
堤防 fáng dike; embankment; levee
堤坝 dam; dike
堤岸 àn embankment; bank; levee
海堤 hǎi levee; dyke; seawall
决堤 jué (of a watercourse) to breach its dike; (of dikes) to collapse
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Example Sentences
The water broke loose when the dam burst.