Definitions for dig

Definitions for (noun) dig

Main entry: jab, dig

Definition: the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

Usage: she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs

Main entry: dig, digging, excavation

Definition: the act of digging

Usage: there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton

Main entry: dig

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

Usage: the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover

Main entry: dig, slam, shaft, shot, barb, jibe, gibe

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

Usage: his parting shot was `drop dead'; she threw shafts of sarcasm; she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

Main entry: dig, archeological site, excavation

Definition: the site of an archeological exploration

Usage: they set up camp next to the dig

Definitions for (verb) dig

Main entry: dig, compass, comprehend, get the picture, grasp, grok, apprehend, savvy

Definition: get the meaning of something

Usage: Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

Main entry: stab, poke, prod, dig, jab

Definition: poke or thrust abruptly

Usage: he jabbed his finger into her ribs

Main entry: delve, dig, cut into, turn over

Definition: turn up, loosen, or remove earth

Usage: Dig we must; turn over the soil for aeration

Main entry: dig, excavate, hollow

Definition: remove the inner part or the core of

Usage: the mining company wants to excavate the hillside

Main entry: dig, dig out

Definition: create by digging

Usage: dig a hole; dig out a channel

Main entry: dig

Definition: thrust down or into

Usage: dig the oars into the water; dig your foot into the floor

Main entry: dig, dig out, dig up

Definition: remove, harvest, or recover by digging

Usage: dig salt; dig coal

Main entry: moil, drudge, dig, fag, grind, labor, labour, toil, travail

Definition: work hard

Usage: She was digging away at her math homework; Lexicographers drudge all day long

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