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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excavation, digging, dignoun

    the act of digging

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

Wiktionary

  1. diggingnoun

    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. Diggingnoun

    the act or the place of excavating

  3. Diggingnoun

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

  4. Diggingnoun

    region; locality

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  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. Russ Mould:

    Domino's is now pulling the plug on its international operations after admitting defeat, this is the sensible thing to do. Management should be applauded for making the decision to pull out rather than digging themselves a bigger hole.

  2. John Kerry:

    I'm as proud of this as anything I've been engaged in, no country has ever done what we did. I don't know of any other nation in the world that goes to the lengths we go in active duty, military people digging at active sites, pulling up the remains of a C-130, or helicopter, or something, in order to complete the mission.

  3. Stu Scheller:

    They have kind of changed their disposition in the Marine Corps, they’re digging in and they’d like to burn our son Lt. Col. Scheller.

  4. Chuck Grassley:

    Digging into the report and reading about specific cases, you can see just how questionable Mr. Mayorkas' ethics and judgment were, and, just as bad, is the blind eye that the Obama administration turned when elevating this individual to the number two slot at the Department of Homeland Security.

  5. Abdul Rahim Duhaik:

    There's no end to the aerial observation and the bombardment, people are busy digging shelters. No one has any intention of leaving. We will die in our land rather than be evicted.

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    • A. scrutiny
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