1. the site of an archeological exploration
- they set up camp next to the dig
Similar word(s): excavation
2. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
- she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
3. a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)
- the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover
4. the act of digging
Definition categories: act
5. the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
- she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs
Similar word(s): jab
Sentences with dig as a noun:
- He guffawed and gave me a dig in the ribs after telling his latest joke.
1. turn up, loosen, or remove earth
- Dig we must
Similar word(s): delve
2. create by digging
- dig a hole
- dig out a channel
3. work hard
- She was digging away at her math homework
4. remove, harvest, or recover by digging
- dig salt
- dig coal
5. thrust down or into
- dig the oars into the water
- dig your foot into the floor
6. remove the inner part or the core of
7. poke or thrust abruptly
8. get the meaning of something
Sentences with dig as a verb:
- In the wintertime, heavy truck tires dig into the road, forming potholes.
- If the plane can't pull out of the dive it is in, it'll dig a hole in the ground.
- My seven-year-old son always digs a hole in the middle of his mashed potatoes and fills it with gravy before he starts to eat them.
- to dig potatoes;
- to dig up evidence;
- You dig?
- Baby, I dig you.