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dig - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'dig' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Dig [ n.]
- A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4.
2 . 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.
3 . 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.

Meaning of 'dig' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . dig [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
Example in sentence:
  • his parting shot was `drop dead';
  • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets;
  • she threw shafts of sarcasm
Meaning (2):
- the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
Example in sentence:
  • she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs
Meaning (3):
- a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)
Example in sentence:
  • the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover
Meaning (4):
- the act of digging
Example in sentence:
  • there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton
Meaning (5):
- the site of an archeological exploration
Example in sentence:
  • they set up camp next to the dig
6 . dig [ v]
Meaning (6):
- create by digging
Example in sentence:
  • dig a hole;
  • dig out a channel
Meaning (7):
- remove, harvest, or recover by digging
Example in sentence:
  • dig coal;
  • dig salt
Meaning (8):
- thrust down or into
Example in sentence:
  • dig the oars into the water;
  • dig your foot into the floor
Meaning (9):
- turn up, loosen, or remove earth
Example in sentence:
  • Dig we must;
  • turn over the soil for aeration
Meaning (10):
- get the meaning of something
Example in sentence:
  • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
Meaning (11):
- poke or thrust abruptly
Example in sentence:
  • he jabbed his finger into her ribs
Meaning (12):
- work hard
Example in sentence:
  • Lexicographers drudge all day long;
  • She was digging away at her math homework
Meaning (13):
- remove the inner part or the core of
Example in sentence:
  • the mining company wants to excavate the hillside