Definitions of dig

  1. To work with a spade or a similar piercing instrument; to do servile work; to work in search of. To dig down, to undermine and cause to fall by digging. To dig out, cr to dig from, to obtain by digging. To dig through, to open a passage through.
  2. 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.
  3. To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold.
  4. To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well.
  5. To thrust; to poke.
  6. A plodding and laborious student.
  7. To loosen or break up ( ground) with a spade; to bring up from under ground; as, to dig potatoes; thrust or force in: with into.
  8. To turn up the earth: to cultivate with a spade:- pr. p. digging; pa. t. and pa. p. dug, ( B.) digged.
  9. To turn up the earth; burrow into.
  10. To break up, or throw up or out, as earth with a spade; excavate.
  11. To push or force in, as a spade into the ground.
  12. To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve.
  13. To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.
  14. To work hard or drudge;
  15. To study ploddingly and laboriously.
  16. 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.
  17. To work with a spade; cast up earth; colloquially, to study hard.
  18. To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously.
  19. create by digging, of cavities; " dig a hole"
  20. To work, as with a spade; toil; plod.
  21. To break and turn up the earth with a spade, & c; to hollow out by digging; to thrust in; to obtain by digging.
  22. To open or turn up the earth with a spade; to excavate; to work with a spade; to search.
  23. Digging.
  24. the site of an archeological exploration; " they set up camp next to the dig"
  25. create by digging; " dig a hole"; " dig out a channel"
  26. A tool for digging.
  27. An act of digging.
  28. An amount to be dug.
  29. Gouge.
  30. A poke or thrust.
  31. Dug.
  32. A thrust; a poke.
  33. Dug, or digged.