• (v. t.) To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to
open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp
instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade.
• (v. t.) To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold.
• (v. t.) To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing
earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well.
• (v. t.) To thrust; to poke.
• (v. i.) To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile
work; to delve.
• (v. i.) To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making
excavations in search of ore.
• (v. i.) To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously.
• (n.) A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs.
See Dig, v. t., 4.
• (v. t.) A plodding and laborious student.