Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Dig


  1. 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.
  2. To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold.
  3. To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well.
  4. To thrust; to poke.
  5. To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve.
  6. To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.
  7. To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously.
  8. A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4.
  9. A plodding and laborious student.
  10. To work hard or drudge;
  11. To study ploddingly and laboriously.
  12. 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.
  13. A tool for digging.
  14. An act of digging.
  15. An amount to be dug.
  16. = Gouge.
More "Dig" Quotations

Dig Translations

dig in Danish is grave
dig in Dutch is opgraven, rooien
dig in Finnish is kaivaa
dig in French is creusez, creusons, creusent, creuser
dig in German is graben
dig in Norwegian is grave
dig in Spanish is cavar