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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excavation, digging, dig(noun)

    the act of digging

    "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"

Wiktionary

  1. digging(Noun)

    The action performed by a person or thing that digs.

Wikipedia

  1. Digging

    Digging is the process of using some implement such as claws, hands, or tools, to remove material from a solid surface, usually soil or sand on the surface of the Earth. Digging is actually the combination of two processes, the first being the breaking or cutting of the surface, and the second being the removal and relocation of the material found there. In a simple digging situation, this may be accomplished in a single motion, with the digging implement being used to break the surface and immediately fling the material away from the hole or other structure being dug. Many kinds of animals engage in digging, either as part of burrowing behavior or to search for food or water under the surface of the ground. Historically, humans have engaged in digging for both of these reasons, and for a variety of additional reasons, such as engaging in agriculture and gardening, searching for minerals, metals, and other raw materials such as during mining and quarrying, preparing for construction, creating fortifications and irrigation, and also excavations in archaeology, searching for fossils and rocks in palaeontology and geology and burial of the dead.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Digging

    of Dig

  2. Digging(noun)

    the act or the place of excavating

  3. Digging(noun)

    places where ore is dug; especially, certain localities in California, Australia, and elsewhere, at which gold is obtained

  4. Digging(noun)

    region; locality

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of digging in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of digging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of digging in a Sentence

  1. Chit Kaung:

    To safeguard people's lives and to reduce the risk of landslides, companies should follow the mining law while digging.

  2. Gordon Noble:

    We are digging in what is essentially the area that the Picts threw their rubbish but this collection of the waste products of their day-to-day lives is a treasure trove to archaeologists, what’s exciting is the level of preservation here. We’ve found animal bone which rarely survives in mainland Scotland because of the acidic soil. We are already getting really nice information about what people ate within the fort and we hope to extract a level of information we’ve not had for Pictish sites before.

  3. Blake Shelton:

    Being it's the 50th, it's cool we're going way back and we're honoring some of these artists that have been here like Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert — digging way back.

  4. Stephen Fagin:

    There's nothing more tantalizing than looking at a flickering a film projected on a wall, trying to find details in the grainy shadows and digging through secret locked files and looking for evidence, looking for some nugget of information that's never been revealed before.

  5. Reginald Haupt , Jr.:

    They would probably locate him where no one would ever suspect, and you don't go around digging up a golf course.

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