A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing inclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a moat or a fosse.
Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth.
To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land.
To surround with a ditch.
To throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and turned on its side.
I've had an unbelievable life. I've been very lucky. You do create your own luck too, you know? I never forget where I'm from. Whenever I pass a building site or see somebody digging a ditch, I always think, 'That's real work.' Liam Neeson
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you. Calvin Coolidge
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him. Booker T. Washington
I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone. Tallulah Bankhead
I had to fight all my life to survive. They were all against me... but I beat the bastards and left them in the ditch. Ty Cobb