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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dig  \Dig\,  n. 
  1.  A  tool  for  digging.  [Dial.  Eng.] 
 
  2.  An  act  of  digging. 
 
  3.  An  amount  to  be  dug. 
 
  4.  (Mining)  =  {Gouge}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dig  \Dig\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  work  hard  or  drudge;  specif.  (U.  S.):  To  study 
  ploddingly  and  laboriously.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Peter  dug  at  his  books  all  the  harder.  --Paul  L. 
  Ford. 
 
  2.  (Mach.)  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 
 
  {To  dig  out},  to  depart;  to  leave  esp.  hastily;  decamp. 
  [Slang,  U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dig  \Dig\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dug}or  {Digged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Digging}.  --  Digged  is  archaic.]  [OE.  diggen,  perh.  the  same 
  word  as  diken,  dichen  (see  {Dike},  {Ditch});  cf  Dan.  dige  to 
  dig,  dige  a  ditch;  or  (?)  akin  to  E.  1st  dag.  ???.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Be  first  to  dig  the  ground.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  get  by  digging;  as  to  dig  potatoes,  or  gold. 
 
  3.  To  hollow  out  as  a  well  to  form  as  a  ditch,  by  removing 
  earth;  to  excavate;  as  to  dig  a  ditch  or  a  well 
 
  4.  To  thrust;  to  poke.  [Colloq.] 
 
  You  should  have  seen  children  .  .  .  dig  and  push 
  their  mothers  under  the  sides,  saying  thus  to  them: 
  Look  mother,  how  great  a  lubber  doth  yet  wear 
  pearls.  --Robynson 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  {To  dig  down},  to  undermine  and  cause  to  fall  by  digging;  as 
  to  dig  down  a  wall. 
 
  {To  dig  from},  {out  of},  {out},  or  {up},  to  get  out  or  obtain 
  by  digging;  as  to  dig  coal  from  or  out  of  a  mine;  to  dig 
  out  fossils;  to  dig  up  a  tree.  The  preposition  is  often 
  omitted;  as  the  men  are  digging  coal,  digging  iron  ore, 
  digging  potatoes. 
 
  {To  dig  in},  to  cover  by  digging;  as  to  dig  in  manure. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dig  \Dig\,  n. 
  1.  A  thrust;  a  punch;  a  poke;  as  a  dig  in  the  side  or  the 
  ribs.  See  {Dig},  v.  t.,  4.  [Colloq.] 
 
  2.  A  plodding  and  laborious  student.  [Cant,  U.S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dig  \Dig\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  work  with  a  spade  or  other  like  implement;  to  do 
  servile  work  to  delve. 
 
  Dig  for  it  more  than  for  hid  treasures.  --Job  iii. 
  21. 
 
  I  can  not  dig;  to  beg  I  am  ashamed.  --Luke  xvi.  3. 
 
  2.  (Mining)  To  take  ore  from  its  bed,  in  distinction  from 
  making  excavations  in  search  of  ore. 
 
  3.  To  work  like  a  digger;  to  study  ploddingly  and 
  laboriously.  [Cant,  U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dig 
  n  1:  the  site  of  an  archeological  exploration;  "they  set  up  camp 
  next  to  the  dig"  [syn:  {excavation}] 
  2:  an  aggressive  remark  directed  at  a  person  like  a  missile  and 
  intended  to  have  a  telling  effect;  "his  parting  shot  was 
  `drop  dead'";  "she  threw  shafts  of  sarcasm";  "she  takes  a 
  dig  at  me  every  chance  she  gets"  [syn:  {shot},  {shaft},  {slam}, 
  {barb},  {jibe},  {gibe}] 
  3:  the  act  of  digging;  "there's  an  interesting  excavation  going 
  on  near  Princeton"  [syn:  {excavation},  {digging}] 
  4:  the  act  of  touching  someone  suddenly  with  your  finger  or 
  elbow;  "she  gave  me  a  sharp  dig  in  the  ribs"  [syn:  {jab}] 
  v  1:  turn  up  loosen,  or  remove  earth;  "Dig  we  must"  [syn:  {delve}, 
  {cut  into},  {turn  over}] 
  2:  create  by  digging,  of  cavities:  "dig  a  hole"  [syn:  {dig  out}] 
  3:  work  hard;  "She  was  digging  away  at  her  math  homework"  [syn: 
  {labor},  {labour},  {toil},  {fag},  {travail},  {grind},  {drudge}, 
  {moil}] 
  4:  remove  the  inner  part  or  the  core  of  [syn:  {excavate},  {hollow}] 
  5:  poke  or  thrust  abruptly;  "he  jabbed  his  finger  into  her 
  ribs"  [syn:  {jab},  {prod},  {stab},  {poke}] 
  6:  get  the  meaning  of  something  "Do  you  comprehend  the  meaning 
  of  this  letter?"  [syn:  {get  the  picture},  {comprehend},  {savvy}, 
  {grasp},  {compass},  {apprehend}] 




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