HyperDic: excavation

English > 4 senses of the word excavation:
NOUNactexcavation, digging, digthe act of digging
locationexcavation, dig, archeological sitethe site of an archeological exploration
artifactexcavationa hole in the ground made by excavating
actexcavation, miningthe act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
excavation > pronunciation
Soundseh.kskahvey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > excavation: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of digging.
Example"there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"
Synonymsdigging, dig
Broadercreating by removalThe act of creating by removing something
Spanishexcavación
Catalanexcavació
Verbsexcavatefind by digging in the ground
excavaterecover through digging
English > excavation: 4 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe site of an archeological exploration.
Synonymsdig, 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
Verbsexcavatefind by digging in the ground
excavaterecover through digging
English > excavation: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA hole in the ground made by excavating.
Narrowerbore, bore-hole, drill holeA hole or passage made by a drill
delfAn excavation
diggings, digsAn excavation for ore or precious stones or for archaeology
ditchA long narrow excavation in the earth
mineexcavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
mineshaftexcavation consisting of a vertical or sloping passageway for finding or mining ore or for ventilating a mine
pit, quarry, stone pitA surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
poolAn excavation that is (usually) filled with water
root cellar, cellarAn excavation where root vegetables are stored
wellA deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
working, workingsA mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Spanishexcavación
Catalanexcavació
Verbsexcavatefind by digging in the ground
excavateremove the inner part or the core of
excavateform by hollowing
excavaterecover through digging
English > excavation: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth.
Synonymmining
Category ofbore, bore-hole, drill holeA hole or passage made by a drill
drift, heading, galleryA horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
driveExcavate horizontally
extractseparate (a metal) from an ore
fathom, fthm(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
hushRun water over the ground to erode (soil) , revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals
hushwash by removing particles
mineGet from the earth by excavation
opencast, opencut(of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface
ragbreak into lumps before sorting
strip mine, surface mine, surface-mineextract (ore) from a strip-mine
Narrowerplacer miningmining valuable minerals from a placer by washing or dredging
strip mining, opencast miningThe mining of ore or coal from an open mine
Broaderproduction(economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale
Spanishexcavación, explotación minera, extracción, minería
Catalanexcavació, explotació minera, extracció
Verbsexcavateremove the inner part or the core of

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