Definition of Dig

1. Noun. The site of an archeological exploration. "They set up camp next to the dig"

Exact synonyms: Archeological Site, Excavation
Category relationships: Archaeology, Archeology
Generic synonyms: Land Site, Site
Specialized synonyms: Byblos
Derivative terms: Excavate, Excavate



2. Verb. Turn up, loosen, or remove earth. "Turn over the soil for aeration"
Exact synonyms: Cut Into, Delve, Turn Over
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Specialized synonyms: Furrow, Groove, Rut, Root, Rootle, Rout, Spade, Shovel, Trowel, Burrow, Tunnel
Also: Dig In, Dig Out, Dig Up
Derivative terms: Digger, Digging

3. Noun. An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect. "She takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
Exact synonyms: Barb, Gibe, Jibe, Shaft, Shot, Slam
Generic synonyms: Comment, Input, Remark
Specialized synonyms: Cheap Shot
Derivative terms: Gibe

4. Verb. Create by digging. "Dig out a channel"
Exact synonyms: Dig Out
Entails: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Generic synonyms: Core Out, Hollow, Hollow Out
Specialized synonyms: Lift, Trench, Dibble
Derivative terms: Digger, Digger

5. Noun. A small gouge (as in the cover of a book). "The book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"
Generic synonyms: Dent, Ding, Gouge, Nick

6. Verb. Work hard. "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
Exact synonyms: Drudge, Fag, Grind, Labor, Labour, Moil, Toil, Travail
Generic synonyms: Do Work, Work
Derivative terms: Drudge, Drudge, Drudgery, Grind, Grind, Labor, Labor, Laborer, Labour, Labourer, Toil, Toiler, Travail

7. Noun. The act of digging. "There's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"
Exact synonyms: Digging, Excavation
Generic synonyms: Creating By Removal
Derivative terms: Excavate, Excavate

8. Verb. Remove, harvest, or recover by digging. "Dig coal"
Exact synonyms: Dig Out, Dig Up
Generic synonyms: Excavate, Unearth

9. Noun. The act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow. "She gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
Exact synonyms: Jab
Generic synonyms: Touch, Touching
Derivative terms: Jab

10. Verb. Thrust down or into. "Dig your foot into the floor"
Generic synonyms: Thrust

11. Verb. Remove the inner part or the core of. "They dig the trees"; "The mining company wants to excavate the hillside"
Exact synonyms: Excavate, Hollow
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Specialized synonyms: Drive, Ditch, Trench
Derivative terms: Excavation, Excavation, Hollow

12. Verb. Poke or thrust abruptly. "He jabbed his finger into her ribs"
Exact synonyms: Jab, Poke, Prod, Stab
Generic synonyms: Thrust
Derivative terms: Jab, Jabbing, Poke, Poking, Prod

13. Verb. Get the meaning of something. "Sam and Sue dig the movie "; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

Definition of Dig

1. v. t. To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade.

2. v. i. To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve.

3. n. A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4.

4. v. i. To work hard or drudge;

5. n. A tool for digging.

Definition of Dig

1. Acronym. (galaxy) dwarf irregular galaxy ¹

2. Initialism. (galaxy) dwarf irregular galaxy ¹

3. Verb. To move hard-packed earth out of the way, especially downward to make a hole with a shovel. Or to drill etc. through rocks, roads, etc. ¹

4. Noun. An archeological investigation ¹

5. Noun. ''See'' '''digs''' ¹

6. Verb. (slang) To understand or show interest in. ¹

7. Verb. (slang) To appreciate, or like. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dig

1. to break up, turn over, or remove earth [v DUG or DIGGED, DIGGING, DIGS]

Medical Definition of Dig

1. 1. To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade. "Be first to dig the ground." (Dryden) 2. To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold. 3. To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well. 4. To thrust; to poke. "You should have seen children . . . Dig and push their mothers under the sides, saying thus to them: Look, mother, how great a lubber doth yet wear pearls." (Robynson (More's Utopia)) To dig down, to undermine and cause to fall by digging; as, to dig down a wall. To dig from, out of, out, or up, to get out or obtain by digging; as, to dig coal from or out of a mine; to dig out fossils; to dig up a tree. The preposition is often omitted; as, the men are digging coal, digging iron ore, digging potatoes. To dig in, to cover by digging; as, to dig in manure. Origin: Dug or Digged; Digging. Digged is archaic] [OE. Diggen, perh. The same word as diken, dichen (see Dike, Ditch); cf. Dan. Dige to dig, dige a ditch; or (?) akin to E. 1st dag. 1. To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve. "Dig for it more than for hid treasures." (Job III. 21) "I can not dig; to beg I am ashamed." (Luke xvi. 3) 2. To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore. 3. To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dig

difluorocarbenes
difluorodiazene
difluorodiazenes
difluoroethane
difluoroethanes
difluoromethane
difluoromethanes
difluoromonochloromethane
difluoropine
difs
difucosyl
difunctional
difunctionally
difuran
difurans
dig (current term)
dig deep
dig in
dig in one's heels
dig into
dig one's own grave
dig out
dig out of a hole
dig up
dig up dirt
digable
digallane
digallanes
digamies

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