Synonyms for (noun) dig

Synonyms: jab, dig

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

Usage: she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs

Similar words: touch, touching

Definition: the act of putting two things together with no space between them

Usage: at his touch the room filled with lights


Synonyms: dig, digging, excavation

Definition: the act of digging

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

Similar words: creating by removal

Definition: the act of creating by removing something


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: dent, ding, gouge, nick

Definition: an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: input, remark, comment

Definition: a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

Usage: from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account


Synonyms: dig, archeological site, excavation

Definition: the site of an archeological exploration

Usage: they set up camp next to the dig

Similar words: site, land site

Definition: the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)

Usage: a good site for the school

Synonyms for (verb) dig

Synonyms: 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?

Similar words: understand

Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means


Synonyms: stab, poke, prod, dig, jab

Definition: poke or thrust abruptly

Usage: he jabbed his finger into her ribs

Similar words: thrust

Definition: push forcefully

Usage: He thrust his chin forward


Synonyms: delve, dig, cut into, turn over

Definition: turn up, loosen, or remove earth

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

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: dig, excavate, hollow

Definition: remove the inner part or the core of

Usage: the mining company wants to excavate the hillside

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: dig, dig out

Definition: create by digging

Usage: dig a hole; dig out a channel

Similar words: core out, hollow, hollow out

Definition: remove the interior of

Usage: hollow out a tree trunk


Synonyms: dig

Definition: thrust down or into

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

Similar words: thrust

Definition: push forcefully

Usage: He thrust his chin forward


Synonyms: dig, dig out, dig up

Definition: remove, harvest, or recover by digging

Usage: dig salt; dig coal

Similar words: unearth, excavate

Definition: recover through digging

Usage: Schliemann excavated Troy; excavate gold


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: do work, work

Definition: be employed

Usage: Is your husband working again?; My wife never worked; Do you want to work after the age of 60?; She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money; She works as a waitress to put herself through college