delve definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to look deeply and laboriously: delved to the court public records.
    • To dig the ground, just like a spade.
    • To dig or labor with a spade, or much like a spade; to labor as a drudge.
    • to locate profoundly and laboriously: delved into the court records.
    • To dig the ground, just like a spade.
    • To dig or work with a spade, or just like a spade; to labor as a drudge.
  • verb-transitive:
    • Archaic To dig (ground) with a spade.
    • To dig; to start (the ground) much like a spade.
    • To dig into; to enter; to locate away; to fathom.
    • Archaic To dig (floor) with a spade.
    • To dig; to start (the floor) as with a spade.
    • To dig into; to penetrate; to trace out; to fathom.
  • verb:
    • To dig the floor, specially with a shovel.
    • To search thoroughly and carefully for information, research, dig into, penetrate, fathom, trace out
    • To dig, to excavate.
    • turn up, loosen, or remove earth
    • To dig the bottom, specially with a shovel.
    • to look completely and carefully for information, analysis, dig into, enter, fathom, trace out
    • To dig, to excavate.
    • arrive, loosen, or remove earth
  • noun:
    • A pit or den.
    • somewhere dug; a pit; a ditch; a den; a cave.
    • A place dug or hollowed out; a pitfall; a ditch; a den; a cave.
    • whatever is dug-out: as, a delve of coals (a particular volume of coal dug from a mine).
    • A pit or den.
    • someplace dug; a pit; a ditch; a den; a cave.
    • a location dug or hollowed out; a pitfall; a ditch; a den; a cave.
    • That which is dug-out: as, a delve of coals (a certain quantity of coal dug from a mine).
  • others:
    • To dig; turn-up or excavate with a spade or some other tool.
    • To bury.
    • To practise digging; labor using the spade.
    • Figuratively, to continue laborious or continued analysis or investigation, as one digging for hidden prize.
    • To dig; arrive or excavate with a spade or some other device.
    • To bury.
    • To practise digging; labor using the spade.
    • Figuratively, to continue laborious or continued research or research, as one digging for concealed gem.

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