What does DITCH mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ditch(noun)

    a long narrow excavation in the earth

  2. ditch(verb)

    any small natural waterway

  3. ditch(verb)

    forsake

    "ditch a lover"

  4. chuck, ditch(verb)

    throw away

    "Chuck these old notes"

  5. dump, ditch(verb)

    sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly

    "The company dumped him after many years of service"; "She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man"

  6. ditch(verb)

    make an emergency landing on water

  7. ditch(verb)

    crash or crash-land

    "ditch a car"; "ditch a plane"

  8. trench, ditch(verb)

    cut a trench in, as for drainage

    "ditch the land to drain it"; "trench the fields"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ditch(noun)

    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. Ditch(noun)

    any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth

  3. Ditch(verb)

    to dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land

  4. Ditch(verb)

    to surround with a ditch

  5. Ditch(verb)

    to throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and turned on its side

  6. Ditch(verb)

    to dig a ditch or ditches

  7. Origin: [OE. dich, orig. the same word as dik. See Dike.]

Freebase

  1. Ditch

    A ditch is usually defined as a small to moderate depression created to channel water. In Anglo-Saxon, the word dïc already existed and was pronounced "deek" in northern England and "deetch" in the south. The origins of the word lie in digging a trench and forming the upcast soil into a bank alongside it. This practice has meant that the name dïc was given to either the excavation or the bank, and evolved to both the words "dike"/"dyke" and "ditch". Thus Offa's Dyke is a combined structure and Car Dyke is a trench, though it once had raised banks as well. In the midlands and north of England, and in the United States, a dike is what a ditch is in the south, a property boundary marker or small drainage channel. Where it carries a stream, it may be called a running dike as in Rippingale Running Dike, which leads water from the catchwater drain, Car Dyke, to the South Forty Foot Drain in Lincolnshire. The Weir Dike is a soak dike in Bourne North Fen, near Twenty and alongside the River Glen. A ditch can be used for drainage, to drain water from low-lying areas, alongside roadways or fields, or to channel water from a more distant source for plant irrigation. A trench is a long narrow ditch. Ditches are commonly seen around farmland especially in areas that have required drainage, such as The Fens in eastern England and the Netherlands.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ditch

    dich, n. a trench dug in the ground: any long narrow receptacle for water.—v.i. to make a ditch or ditches.—v.t. to dig a ditch in or around: to drain by ditches.—ns. Ditch′-dog (Shak.), a dead dog rotting in a ditch; Ditch′er, a ditch-maker. [A corr. of dike.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DITCH in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DITCH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matthew 1514 Bible:

    If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

  2. Henry David Thoreau:

    What does education often do It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.

  3. Jared Goodman:

    The tide has turned for SeaWorld, it's a last-ditch effort to sway a public that has already made up its mind.

  4. William Of Orange:

    There is one certain means by which I can be sure never to see my country's ruin-- I will die in the last ditch.

  5. Paula Chu:

    We are not recommending anyone ditch their medicines or established medical or physical practices, individuals can talk to their doctors about whether yoga is a viable option for them.

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