HyperDic: excavate

English > 4 senses of the word excavate:
VERBperceptionexcavate, unearthrecover through digging
contactexcavate, dig up, turn upfind by digging in the ground
contactexcavateform by hollowing
contactexcavate, dig, hollowremove the inner part or the core of
excavate > pronunciation
Soundseh'kskahvey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > excavate: 4 senses > verb 1, perception
MeaningRecover through digging.
PatternSomebody ----s Adjective
Examples
  • "Schliemann excavated Troy"
  • "excavate gold"
Synonymunearth
Narrowerdig, dig up, dig outRemove, harvest, or recover by digging
Broaderbring out, unveil, revealmake visible
Spanishexcavar
Nounsexcavationthe act of digging
excavationa hole in the ground made by excavating
excavationthe site of an archeological exploration
English > excavate: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningFind by digging in the ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdig up, turn up
Narrowerdisinter, exhumedig up for reburial or for medical investigation
grub up, grub outdig up
nuzzledig out with the snout
BroaderobtainCome into possession of
Similar tolocate, turn upDiscover the location of
Spanishdesenterrar, encontrar, excavar
Catalandescolgar, desenterrar
Nounsexcavationthe act of digging
excavationa hole in the ground made by excavating
excavationthe site of an archeological exploration
English > excavate: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningform by hollowing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "Carnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University's rowing team"
  • "excavate a cavity"
Broaderhollow, hollow out, core outRemove the interior of
Spanishexcavar
Catalanexcavar
Nounsexcavationa hole in the ground made by excavating
excavatora machine for excavating
excavatora workman who excavates for foundations of buildings or for quarrying
English > excavate: 4 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningRemove the inner part or the core of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey excavate the trees
Example"the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"
Synonymsdig, 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
Nounsexcavationthe act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
excavationa hole in the ground made by excavating

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