dig (Meaning)

Wordnet

dig (n)

the site of an archeological exploration

an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)

the act of digging

the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

Wordnet

dig (v)

turn up, loosen, or remove earth

create by digging

work hard

remove, harvest, or recover by digging

thrust down or into

remove the inner part or the core of

poke or thrust abruptly

get the meaning of something

Webster

dig (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.

To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold.

To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well.

To thrust; to poke.

A plodding and laborious student.

Webster

dig (v. i.)

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

To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.

To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously.

To work hard or drudge;

To study ploddingly and laboriously.

Of a tool: To cut deeply into the work because ill set, held at a wrong angle, or the like, as when a lathe tool is set too low and so sprung into the work.

Webster

dig (n.)

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

A tool for digging.

An act of digging.

An amount to be dug.

= Gouge.

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dig Sentence Examples

  1. The archaeologist used a small brush to carefully dig around the ancient artifact buried in the soil.
  2. The dog began to dig enthusiastically in the backyard, creating a mess of dirt and holes.
  3. Excavators were brought in to dig a foundation for the construction of the new building.
  4. As the kids played in the sandbox, they pretended to dig for buried treasure.
  5. The gardener decided to dig a trench to improve the drainage in the flowerbed.
  6. Miners had to dig deep into the earth to extract valuable minerals from the ore.
  7. With a shovel in hand, the farmer set out to dig a hole for planting the sapling.
  8. The detectives had to dig through old records to find clues about the mysterious disappearance.
  9. Children love to dig in the sand at the beach, building intricate structures and moats.
  10. The construction crew had to dig through layers of asphalt to repair the underground utility lines.

FAQs About the word dig

the site of an archeological exploration, an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect, a small gouge (as in t

excavate, shovel,, claw, mine, burrow,dredge, quarry, delve, scoop

fill (in),fill (in),,

The archaeologist used a small brush to carefully dig around the ancient artifact buried in the soil.

The dog began to dig enthusiastically in the backyard, creating a mess of dirt and holes.

Excavators were brought in to dig a foundation for the construction of the new building.

As the kids played in the sandbox, they pretended to dig for buried treasure.