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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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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. Saoud Hamidi:

    We saw (SDF) fighters behind our house, digging to station their snipers, we thought they were Daesh (Islamic State) fighters, who were still inside the village, we left, fearing we would be used as human shields during air strikes.

  2. Rosemary Vernon:

    As soon as I see them digging out in my front yard and laying pipe and I go out there and watch and see what they do, then I'll believe them.

  3. Brandon Rola:

    I pulled the shovel out, and I definitely didn't put it together then but just kind of decided to start digging.

  4. Chit Kaung:

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

  5. Victor Kugler:

    ‘On September 7 1944 we were moved to the prison on the Weteringschans, and I was put in the same cell as those sentenced to death. This was followed, four days later on September 11, by a transport to the concentration camp in Amersfoort, where I was selected for transport to Germany. Luckily, this transport did not take place. Shortly before New Year the prisoners, myself included, were moved to Wageningen where we were similarly put to work digging under the watchful eye of the Germans. As we approached Zevenaar the vehicles accompanying us were attacked from the air, fired on by British Spitfires. Unfortunately, a few people were killed. I made use of the confusion and escaped into a field. I hid for a few days by a farmer. Once, in Barneveld, I almost fell into German hands again during a raid by the Nazi secret police. Still, I finally arrived home in Hilversum on Good Friday and I decided it was necessary, until the eventual liberation, to build a hiding place. So I had been awa

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