HyperDic: dig

English > 13 senses of the word dig:
VERBcontactdig, delve, cut into, turn overturn up, loosen, or remove earth
contactdig, dig outcreate by digging
socialdig, labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, moilwork hard
perceptiondig, dig up, dig outremove, harvest, or recover by digging
motiondigthrust down or into
contactdig, excavate, hollowremove the inner part or the core of
contactdig, jab, prod, stab, pokepoke or thrust abruptly
cognitiondig, grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, grasp, compass, apprehendget the meaning / meaning of something
NOUNlocationdig, excavation, archeological sitethe site of an archeological exploration
communicationdig, shot, shaft, slam, barb, jibe, gibean aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
attributediga small gouge (as in the cover of a book)
actdig, excavation, diggingthe act of digging
actdig, jabthe act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
dig > pronunciation
Soundsdih'g
Rhymesbig ... zig: 23 rhymes with ihg...
English > dig: 13 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe site of an archeological exploration.
Example"they set up camp next to the dig"
Synonymsexcavation, archeological site
Categoryarcheology, archaeologyThe branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
InstancesByblosAn ancient Mediterranean seaport that was a thriving city state in Phoenicia during the second millennium BC
Broadersite, land siteThe piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
Spanishexcavación, sitio arqueológico
Catalanexcavació
Verbsdigturn up, loosen, or remove earth
digcreate by digging
digremove the inner part or the core of
English > dig: 13 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect.
Example "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
Synonymsshot, shaft, slam, barb, jibe, gibe
Narrowercheap shotAn unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person
Broaderremark, comment, inputA statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
Spanishburla, dicterio, escarnio, mofa, pulla, rehilete, sarcasmo
Catalanbefa, burla, dicteri, escarni, escarn, mofa, pulla, sarcasme
English > dig: 13 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA small gouge (as in the cover of a book).
Example"the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"
Broaderdent, ding, gouge, nickAn impression in a surface (as made by a blow / blow)
English > dig: 13 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of digging.
Synonymsexcavation, digging
Broadercreating by removalThe act of creating by removing something
Spanishexcavación
Catalanexcavació
Verbsdigturn up, loosen, or remove earth
digcreate by digging
digremove the inner part or the core of
English > dig: 13 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow.
Example"she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
Synonymjab
Broadertouch, touchingThe act of putting two things together with no space between them
Verbsdigpoke or thrust abruptly
English > dig: 13 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningTurn up, loosen, or remove earth.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Dig we must"
Synonymsdelve, cut into, turn over
Entailed byhoedig with a hoe
mineGet from the earth by excavation
plow, plough, turnTo break and turn over earth especially with a plow
quarryextract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
Narrowerburrow, tunnelMove through by or as by digging
furrow, rut, groovehollow out in the form of a furrow or groove
rout, root, rootledig with the snout
shoveldig with or as if with a shovel
spadedig (up) with a spade
trowelUse a trowel on
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
See alsodig ineat heartily
dig outdig out from underneath earth or snow
dig upfind by digging in the ground
Spanishcavar, excavar
Catalancavar, excavar
Nounsdigthe site of an archeological exploration
diggera machine for excavating
digging, digthe act of digging
English > dig: 13 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningcreate by digging.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "dig a hole"
  • "dig out a channel"
Synonymdig out
Entailsremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Narrowerdibblemake a hole with a wooden hand tool
liftTake (root crops) out of the ground
trenchdig a trench / trench or trenches / trenches
Broaderhollow, hollow out, core outRemove the interior of
Spanishahondar, cavar, excavar
Catalancavar, excavar
Nounsdigthe act of digging
digthe site of an archeological exploration
diggera machine for excavating
diggera laborer who digs
English > dig: 13 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningWork hard.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"She was digging away at her math homework"
Synonymslabor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, moil
Broaderwork, do workBe employed
Spanishafanarse, fatigarse, trabajar duro
English > dig: 13 senses > verb 4, perception
MeaningRemove, harvest, or recover by digging.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "dig salt"
  • "dig coal"
Synonymsdig up, dig out
Broaderexcavate, unearthRecover through digging
English > dig: 13 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningThrust down or into.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "dig the oars into the water"
  • "dig your foot into the floor"
BroaderthrustPush forcefully
English > dig: 13 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningRemove the inner part or the core of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsexcavate, hollow
NarrowerdriveExcavate horizontally
trench, ditchcut a trench in, as for drainage
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishcavar, excavar
Catalancavar
Nounsdigthe act of digging
digthe site of an archeological exploration
English > dig: 13 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningpoke or thrust abruptly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsjab, prod, stab, poke
BroaderthrustPush forcefully
Spanishaguijonear, apuñalar, atropellar, golpear, hincar, picar, pinchar
Catalanpicar, punxar
Nounsdigthe act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
English > dig: 13 senses > verb 8, cognition
MeaningGet the meaning / meaning of something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsgrok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, grasp, compass, apprehend
Narrowercatch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get itunderstand, usually after some initial difficulty
digestArrange and integrate in the mind
figureunderstand
intuitknow or grasp by intuition or feeling
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Spanishaferrar, aprehender, captar, comprender, entender
Catalanaferrar, comprendre, entendre

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