Definition of Diggings

1. Noun. An excavation for ore or precious stones or for archaeology.

Exact synonyms: Digs
Generic synonyms: Excavation
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

2. Noun. Temporary living quarters.
Exact synonyms: Digs, Domiciliation, Lodgings, Pad
Generic synonyms: Living Quarters, Quarters
Derivative terms: Domiciliate, Lodge, Lodge

Definition of Diggings

1. Noun. (plural of digging) ¹

2. Noun. Late 19th and early 20th C: accommodations; lodgings; the precursor to the slang 'digs'. ¹

3. Noun. In the US, in the same time period: establishment. ¹

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Definition of Diggings

1. an excavation site [n]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diggings

digger wasp
digger wasps
digging out
digging up
diggings (current term)

Literary usage of Diggings

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1. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1910)
"Stone cell-with ground point From general diggings of ... From general diggings of mound 1. Fig. 6 (20-933b) A spoon-like object made of unio shell with ..."

2. Land, Labour, and Gold: Or, Two Years in Victoria with Visits to Sydney and by William Howitt (1858)
"Frightful State of Roads through the diggings. ... Vast Reforms wanted on the diggings. — Gross Abuse of the Office of Pound-keeper. ..."

3. Select Constitutional Documents Illustrating South African History, 1795-1910 by George von Welfling Eybers (1918)
"Where it may be deemed necessary by the State President, with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, one or more diggings, having been proclaimed ..."

4. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept, Southern Pacific Company (1912)
"Colonel Jim Townsend, editor of the Mining Index, and the moral, social and political mentor of the diggings, was, in a measure, so to speak, the original ..."

5. Geology of Wisconsin: Survey of 1873-1879 by Wisconsin Chief Geologist, Wisconsin Geological Survey (1877)
"They are connected with the Adkinson diggings by a quartering range. ... Adkin.xon diggings. Situated a short distance east of the preceding and connected ..."

6. Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1853)
"This is a characteristic trait of the locality of abandoned diggings. ... The most noted mines are Mine a Burton, New diggings, Shibboleth, Richwoods, ..."

7. Reports of Mining Cases Decided by the Courts of British Columbia and the by Archer Martin, British Columbia (1903)
"Placer claims shall be divided into creek diggings, bar diggings, dry diggings, bench diggings, and hill diggings; " Creek diggings" shall mean any mine in ..."

8. History of Lafayette County, Wisconsin, Containing an Account of Its by Consul Willshire Butterfield (1881)
"Chandler я diggings.—These diggings are situated on Mr. ... This district embraces the diggings in the immediate vicinity of the village and the Whig anil ..."

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