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ID 3 

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Definitions and meaning of dig


Etymology 1

From Middle English diggen (to dig), alteration of Old English dīcian (to dig a ditch, to mound up earth) (compare Old English dīcere (digger)) from dīc, dīċ (dike, ditch) from Proto-Germanic *dīkaz, *dīkiją (pool, puddle), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰīgʷ-, *dʰeygʷ- (to stab, dig). Additionally, Middle English diggen may derive from an unrecorded suffixed variant, *dīcgian. Akin to Danish dige (to dig, raise a dike), Swedish dika (to dig ditches). Related to Middle French diguer (to dig), from Old French dikier, itself a borrowing of the same Germanic root (from Middle Dutch dijc). More at ditch, dike.


  • IPA(key): /dɪɡ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪɡ


dig (third-person singular simple present digs, present participle digging, simple past and past participle dug)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To move hard-packed earth out of the way, especially downward to make a hole with a shovel. Or to drill, or the like, through rocks, roads, or the like. More generally, to make any similar hole by moving material out of the way.
  2. (transitive) To get by digging; to take from the ground; often with up.
  3. (mining) To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.
  4. (US, slang, dated) To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously.
    • 1894, Paul Leicester Ford, The Honorable Peter Stirling
      Peter dug at his books all the harder.
  5. (figurative) To investigate, to research, often followed by out or up.
  6. To thrust; to poke.
    He dug an elbow into my ribs and guffawed at his own joke.
    • 1551, Ralph Robinson (sometimes spelt Raphe Robynson) (translator), Utopia (originally written by Sir Thomas More)
      You should have seen children [] dig and push their mothers under the sides, saying thus to them: Look, mother, how great a lubber doth yet wear pearls.
  7. (volleyball) To defend against an attack hit by the opposing team by successfully passing the ball
Derived terms


dig (plural digs)

  1. An archeological or paleontological investigation, or the site where such an investigation is taking place.
  2. (US, colloquial, dated) A plodding and laborious student.
  3. A thrust; a poke.
    He guffawed and gave me a dig in the ribs after telling his latest joke.
  4. (Britain, dialect, dated) A tool for digging.
  5. (volleyball) A defensive pass of the ball that has been attacked by the opposing team.
  6. A cutting, sarcastic remark; a jibe.
  • (archaeological investigation): excavation
  • (thrust or poke): jab
See also
  • digs

Etymology 2

From African American Vernacular English; due to lack of writing of slave speech, etymology is difficult to trace, but it has been suggested that it is from Wolof dëgg, dëgga (to understand, to appreciate). It has also been suggested that it is from Irish dtuig. Others do not propose a distinct etymology, instead considering this a semantic shift of the existing English term (compare dig in/dig into).


  • IPA(key): /dɪɡ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪɡ


dig (third-person singular simple present digs, present participle digging, simple past and past participle dug)

  1. (slang) To understand or show interest in.
  2. (slang) To appreciate, or like.

Etymology 3



  • IPA(key): /dɪd͡ʒ/


dig (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, colloquial) Digoxin.



  • GDI, GDI+, GID, IgD, gid



  • IPA(key): /daj/, [ˈd̥ɑj], [d̥ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -aj


dig (nominative du, possessive din)

  1. (personal) you (2nd person singular object pronoun)

Usage notes

Also used as a reflexive pronoun with a 2nd person subject

Old Irish


  • IPA(key): /dʲiɣʲ/



  1. inflection of deug:
    1. accusative/dative singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative dual



Alternative forms

  • dej (strongly colloquial)


From Old Norse þik, from Proto-Germanic *þek, from Proto-Indo-European *te-ge.


  • IPA(key): /dɛj/
  • Rhymes: -ɛj



  1. you (objective case, singular)
    Jag såg dig aldrig där
    I never saw you there
  2. reflexive case of du: compare yourself
    Skulle du vilja lära dig jonglera?
    Would you like to learn how to juggle?
    Skar du dig på kniven?
    Did you cut yourself on the knife?

Usage notes

Note that some verbs have special senses when used reflexively. For example, do not confuse du lär dig att... ("you learn to...") [reflexive] with jag lär dig att... ("I teach you to...") or du lär dig själv att... ("you teach yourself to..."). Here, lär means teach(es) if it is not reflexive, but learn(s) if it is reflexive. Thus, the separate pronoun "dig själv" is needed when object and subject agree, even though the verb should not be used in the reflexive case.

Also note that in the imperative, when there's usually no explicit subject given, the "själv" is dropped.


See also

  • dig själv

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to make a hole, excavate.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)