Dictionary Results for dig


1. dig - noun

· the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig"

Synonym(s): excavation, archeological_site

Hypernym(s): site, land_site




2. dig - noun

· an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

Synonym(s): shot, shaft, slam, barb, jibe, gibe

Hypernym(s): remark, comment, input




3. dig - noun

· a small gouge (as in the cover of a book); "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"

Hypernym(s): dent, ding, gouge, nick




4. dig - noun

· the act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"

Synonym(s): excavation, digging

Hypernym(s): creating_by_removal




5. dig - noun

· the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"

Synonym(s): jab

Hypernym(s): touch, touching




6. dig - verb

· turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"

Synonym(s): delve, cut_into, turn_over

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw




7. dig - verb

· create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel"

Synonym(s): dig_out

Hypernym(s): hollow, hollow_out, core_out




8. dig - verb

· work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

Synonym(s): labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, moil

Hypernym(s): work, do_work




9. dig - verb

· remove, harvest, or recover by digging; "dig salt"; "dig coal"

Synonym(s): dig_up, dig_out

Hypernym(s): excavate, unearth




10. dig - verb

· thrust down or into; "dig the oars into the water"; "dig your foot into the floor"

Hypernym(s): thrust




11. dig - verb

· remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"

Synonym(s): excavate, hollow

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw




12. dig - verb

· poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

Synonym(s): jab, prod, stab, poke

Hypernym(s): thrust




13. dig - verb

· get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

Synonym(s): grok, get_the_picture, comprehend, savvy, grasp, compass, apprehend

Hypernym(s): understand





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