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

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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

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

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