excavate

excavate
حَفَرَ \ bore: to make a hole with a tool that turns round: to bore holes in wood; to bore wells; to bore for oil. cut out: to remove from inside sth. else by cutting; to make by cutting: She cut out a pattern from the paper. dig (dug): to turn (earth) with a tool; form by turning or moving earth: I was digging in my garden. I dug a hole in the ground. engrave: to form (letters, pictures, etc.) by cutting (in wood, stone or metal); make special metal plates for printing pictures: The terrible memory was engraved in his memory. excavate: to uncover by digging: Many ancient towns have been excavated in modern times. inscribe: to write, esp. by cutting letters in stone or metal or wood. \ See Also ثقب (ثَقَبَ)، أزال (أَزَالَ)، نكش (نَكَشَ)‏

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  • excavate — [eks′kə vāt΄] vt. excavated, excavating [< L excavatus, pp. of excavare < ex , out + cavare, to make hollow < cavus, hollow: see CAVE] 1. to make a hole or cavity in, as by digging; hollow out 2. to form by hollowing out; dig [to… …   English World dictionary

  • excavate — index disinter, extract Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • excavate — 1590s, from L. excavatus, pp. of excavare to hollow out, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + cavare to hollow, hollow out, from cavus cave (see CAVE (Cf. cave)). Related: Excavated; excavating …   Etymology dictionary

  • excavate — *dig, delve, spade, grub …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • excavate — [v] dig up burrow, cut, delve, empty, gouge, grub, hollow, mine, quarry, scoop, scrape, shovel, spade, trench, tunnel, uncover, unearth; concept 178 Ant. fill …   New thesaurus

  • excavate — ► VERB 1) make (a hole or channel) by digging. 2) extract (material) from the ground by digging. 3) carefully remove earth from (an area) in order to find buried remains. DERIVATIVES excavation noun excavator noun. ORIGIN Latin excavare hollow… …   English terms dictionary

  • Excavate — This article is about the protist group. For the process of digging, see Excavation (disambiguation). Excavates Giardia lamblia, a parasitic diplomonad Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • excavate — [[t]e̱kskəveɪt[/t]] excavates, excavating, excavated 1) VERB When archaeologists or other people excavate a piece of land, they remove earth carefully from it and look for things such as pots, bones, or buildings which are buried there, in order… …   English dictionary

  • excavate — verb ADVERB ▪ completely, fully ▪ The area has not yet been fully excavated. ▪ extensively ▪ partially, partly ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • excavate — UK [ˈekskəveɪt] / US [ˈekskəˌveɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms excavate : present tense I/you/we/they excavate he/she/it excavates present participle excavating past tense excavated past participle excavated a) to dig in the ground… …   English dictionary

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