1 the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig" [syn: excavation, archeological site]
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 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; "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton" [syn: excavation, digging]
5 the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs" [syn: jab]
1 turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration" [syn: delve, cut into, turn over]
2 create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel" [syn: dig out]
3 work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long" [syn: labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, moil]
4 remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite" [syn: excavate, hollow]
6 get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?" [syn: get the picture, comprehend, savvy, grasp, compass, apprehend] [also: dug, digging]digging n : the act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton" [syn: excavation, dig]digging See dig
- present participle of dig
Digging is a form of excavation.