Associations to the word «Excavation»


EXCAVATION, noun. (uncountable) The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass.
EXCAVATION, noun. (countable) A cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping.
EXCAVATION, noun. (countable) An uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel.
EXCAVATION, noun. (countable) The material dug out in making a channel or cavity.
EXCAVATION, noun. (uncountable) Archaeological research that unearths buildings, tombs and objects of historical value.
EXCAVATION, noun. (countable) A site where an archaeological exploration is being carried out.
EXCAVATION UNIT, noun. (archaeology) A pit, trench, shovel test hole, (etc.) or other result of scientific excavation.
EXCAVATION UNITS, noun. Plural of excavation unit

Dictionary definition

EXCAVATION, noun. The act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton".
EXCAVATION, noun. The site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig".
EXCAVATION, noun. A hole in the ground made by excavating.
EXCAVATION, noun. The act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth.

Wise words

All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.
Ernest Hemingway