|1.||[ noun ] the act of digging|
"there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"
|Related terms:||creating_by_removal dig excavate excavate excavate|
|2.||[ noun ] (archeology,geography) the site of an archeological exploration|
"they set up camp next to the dig"
|Related terms:||site byblos archeology dig dig excavate|
|3.||[ noun ] a hole in the ground made by excavating|
|Related terms:||artifact pool mine well ditch root_cellar working bore pit delf mineshaft excavate excavate|
|4.||[ noun ] (economics,mining,business) the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth|
|Related terms:||production strip_mining placer_mining mine strip_mine extract hush drive opencast bore hush drift rag fathom excavate|