1. [ noun ] the act of digging
Synonyms: dig 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
Synonyms: archeological_site dig

"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
Synonyms: hole_in_the_ground
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
Synonyms: mining
Related terms: production strip_mining placer_mining mine strip_mine extract hush drive opencast bore hush drift rag fathom excavate
Similar spelling:   expatiation