Definitions of ditch

  1. To dig or make a ditch or ditches.
  2. To dig a ditch or ditches in; drain by ditching; run into a ditch; make ditches.
  3. To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land.
  4. To throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and turned on its side.
  5. To surround with a ditch; run into a ditch.
  6. To dig a ditch in or around: to drain by ditches.
  7. To make ditches in.
  8. To dig a ditch or ditches.
  9. To make a ditch.
  10. To make a ditch or ditches.
  11. crash or crash- land; " ditch a car"; " ditch a plane"
  12. make an emergency landing on water
  13. sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly; " The company dumped him after many years of service"; " She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man"
  14. To drain by a ditch; to surround with a ditch.
  15. throw away; " Chuck these old notes"
  16. forsake; " ditch a lover"
  17. 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.
  18. Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth.
  19. A trench cut in the earth; a moat.
  20. A trench dug in the ground: any long narrow receptacle for water.
  21. A trench in the ground.
  22. A narrow trench in the ground, as for drainage.
  23. Ditcher.
  24. A trench in the earth made by digging, or any long, hollow receptacle of water; an excavation round the works from which the earth of the rampart has been dug.
  25. A trench dug in the ground; a moat; any long marshy channel for water.