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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stonecrop  \Stone"crop`\,  n.  [AS.  st[=a]ncropp.] 
  1.  A  sort  of  tree.  [Obs.]  --Mortimer. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Any  low  succulent  plant  of  the  genus  {Sedum},  esp. 
  {Sedum  acre},  which  is  common  on  bare  rocks  in  Europe,  and 
  is  spreading  in  parts  of  America.  See  {Orpine}. 
 
  {Virginian},  or  {Ditch},  {stonecrop},  an  American  plant 
  ({Penthorum  sedoides}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ditch  \Ditch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ditched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ditching}.] 
  1.  To  dig  a  ditch  or  ditches  in  to  drain  by  a  ditch  or 
  ditches;  as  to  ditch  moist  land. 
 
  2.  To  surround  with  a  ditch.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  throw  into  a  ditch;  as  the  engine  was  ditched  and 
  turned  on  its  side 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ditch  \Ditch\,  v.  i. 
  To  dig  a  ditch  or  ditches.  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ditch  \Ditch\  (?;  224),  n.;  pl  {Ditches}.  [OE.  dich,  orig.  the 
  same  word  as  dik.  See  {Dike}.] 
  1.  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}. 
 
  2.  Any  long,  narrow  receptacle  for  water  on  the  surface  of 
  the  earth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ditch 
  n  1:  a  long  narrow  excavation  in  the  earth 
  2:  any  small  natural  waterway 
  v  1:  forsake;  "ditch  a  lover" 
  2:  throw  away  (slang);  "Chuck  these  old  notes"  [syn:  {chuck}] 
  3:  make  an  emergency  landing  on  water 
  4:  crash  or  crash-land;  "ditch  a  car";  "ditch  a  plane" 
  5:  cut  a  drainage  tench  in  "ditch  the  land  to  drain  it"  [syn: 
  {trench}] 




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