Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
To dig is to remove solid material from a surface. Dig or DIG may also refer to:
Dig (I Mother Earth album)
Dig is the debut album by the Canadian alternative rock band I Mother Earth, released by Capitol and EMI on August 10, 1993. The album was certified Gold in Canada in its initial run, and stands at platinum today. It also won a Juno Award in 1994 for Best Hard Rock Album.
The album was noted for its metallic sound, balanced with psychedelic-style lyrics and instrumentals, and further backed by Latin percussion. The latter two were often brought into play during lengthy jam sessions.
Dig (Toshiko Akiyoshi album)
Dig is a small combo jazz album recorded by Toshiko Akiyoshi in 1993 and released on the Nippon Crown record label.
dig (domain information groper) is a network administration command-line tool for querying Domain Name System (DNS) servers.
dig is useful for network troubleshooting and for educational purposes. dig can operate in interactive command line mode or in batch mode by reading requests from an operating system file. When a specific name server is not specified in the command invocation, it will use the operating systems default resolver, usually configured via the resolv.conf file. Without any arguments it queries the DNS root zone.
dig supports Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) queries.
dig is part of the BIND domain name server software suite. dig was initially planned to supersede older tools such as nslookup and the host program; however, it instead became a complementary tool.
Dig (Mudvayne song)
"Dig" is the debut single by the American heavy metal band Mudvayne from the band's debut studio album L.D. 50. A music video was released for the song on April 10, 2001 and it later won the first ever MTV2 Award. It is also one of the band's most well-known songs, being certified gold in the United States A live version of the song taken from the Tattoo the Earth tour appears on the live album Tattoo the Earth: The First Crusade.
Dig (Incubus song)
"Dig" is the second single released by the American rock band Incubus from their sixth studio album, Light Grenades (2006). Receiving huge airplay from alternative rock radio stations throughout the United States, "Dig" peaked at number four on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. On the Adult Top 40 chart, it reached number 17, while just breaking the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #94.
Dig is a children's archaeology magazine, published by Cricket Media and associated with the Archaeological Institute of America. The magazine targets children aged nine to fourteen.
Dig (Boz Scaggs album)
Dig is a Rhythm and Blues album recorded by Boz Scaggs in February 2001. It was re-released on the Gray Cat record label in 2001.
Dig (Miles Davis album)
Dig is an album by Miles Davis on Prestige Records, catalogue number 7012. It features tracks from a 1951 session at Apex Studios, remastered in 1956 by Rudy Van Gelder. Initially released in the twelve-inch format in 1956, Dig was later reissued as a compact disc with additional tracks. The original album was later released as Diggin' with the catalogue number PR 7281 and a different cover. That later version is the one currently widely available on vinyl although the expanded version of Dig is the one available on CD.
The material was originally released on two 10 inch LPs, except for "Denial," released on a 1954 7" (Prestige PREP 1361). "Dig" and "It's Only a Paper Moon" first appeared on The New Sounds (PRLP 124), as did "Conception" and "My Old Flame". "Bluing" and "Out of the Blue" were originally released on Blue Period (PRLP 140). When the material was reconfigured for the new 12inch format, "Conception" and "My Old Flame" were included on the Prestige various artists collection Conception (PRLP 7013).
After inaugurating the school of cool jazz with the Birth of the Cool recording sessions in 1949 and 1950, Davis almost immediately turned away from that sound in the early 1950s, to which this recording attests. Dig was also the jazz recording debut of saxophonist Jackie McLean.
Dig (Adam Again album)
Dig is the fourth album by alternative rock band Adam Again.
The album was remastered and repackaged in 2015 by Lo-Fidelity Records. The reissue included both CD and vinyl formats.
Dig is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California.
"Dig" is a bebop jazz standard composed by Miles Davis. It was recorded on October 5, 1951 for Prestige Records and first released on an album under the same title.
Its chord sequence is identical to that of Sweet Georgia Brown by Ben Bernie and Maceo Pinkard, making it a contrafact. Davis second recording of the tune on May 9 the following year, this time for Blue Note, it was called "Donna" and credited to Jackie McLean, who played alto saxophone on both sessions ( Young Man with a Horn and Miles Davis Volume 1).
"Dig" has also been played by numerous other artists such as Sonny Rollins, Woody Herman, Donald Byrd, Archie Shepp, Joey DeFrancesco, and Fred Firth.
Dig (Imaginary Johnny album)
Dig is a 2011 album by band Imaginary Johnny.
Dig (TV series)
Dig is an American mystery/ action- thriller miniseries that premiered on USA Network on March 5, 2015, and ran until May 7. Created by Gideon Raff and Tim Kring, it stars Jason Isaacs as FBI Agent Peter Connelly and Anne Heche as Lynn Monahan, Peter’s boss and occasional lover. When Peter investigates the murder of a young American in Jerusalem, he uncovers an international conspiracy thousands of years in the making. The series also stars Alison Sudol, David Costabile, Regina Taylor, Lauren Ambrose, Angela Bettis, and Ori Pfeffer. On May 12, 2015, USA Network cancelled Dig.
Dig (Mark Lizotte song)
“Dig” was a song by Australian rock musician, Mark Lizotte. It's his first release under his birth name. The song was co-written by Guy Davies and released in August 1999 and peaked at 18 in Australia. It was included on his debut solo album Soul Lost Companion in October 1999. "Dig" was the 42nd most played track on Australian Radio in 1999.
an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets" [syn: shot, shaft, slam, barb, jibe, gibe]
a small gouge (as in the cover of a book); "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"
the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs" [syn: jab]
create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel" [syn: dig out]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c. (diggen), of uncertain origin, perhaps related to dike and ditch, either via Old French diguer (ultimately from a Germanic source), or directly from an unrecorded Old English word. Native words were deolfan (see delve), grafan (see grave (v.)).\n
\nSlang sense of "understand" first recorded 1934 in Black English, probably based on the notion of "excavate." A slightly varied sense of "appreciate" emerged 1939. Strong past participle dug appeared 16c., but is not etymological. Related: Digging.
late 17c. as "a tool for digging," from dig (v.). Meaning "archaeological expedition" is from 1896. Meaning "thrust or poke" (as with an elbow) is from 1819; figurative sense of this is from 1840.
init. (context galaxy English) dwarf irregular galaxy
The Collaborative International Dictionary
dig \dig\ (d[i^]g), v. t.
To understand; as, do you dig me?. [slang]
To notice; to look at; as, dig that crazy hat!. [slang]
To appreciate and enjoy; as, he digs classical music as well as rock. [slang]
Usage examples of "dig".
Aggregate admeasurement of six Aggregate admeasurement of six dug up and replanted.
Pirem handed over a coin before Ager could dig out any coppers from his purse.
The room had grown cold and Alec was crowding him off the bed against the wall, digging an elbow into the small of his back in the process.
Then, getting down on all fours, he began to crawl up, digging each pair of clamps into the flesh in turn to give him a grip.
The fabric of his trousers was silky and thin, and Ana could clearly see the outline of a pair of unappetiz-ingly small briefs digging into his fleshy buttocks.
Take up one of the large flagstones behind the annealing oven, and dig a hole underneath it in the ground.
Glumly he dug the large bottle out of his pocket, pried off the lid, and poured a fistful of antacid tablets into his palm.
During the day he sauntered about the Aoul or busied himself with some handicraft, but at night, when all was silent in the Aoul, he dug at the floor of the barn.
Of course, there was a lot about the Argyle treasures, old stuff that Clyde dug from the files in the newspaper morgue, but it all seemed new when given this timely twist.
They had blown fluff from a seedhead for camp chores: tonight Seri had to dig the jacks, and Aris had to take care of the fire.
I saw that the armadillo was trying to dig its way out through the kitchen cabinets, away from the light.
It is claimed that the giant armadillo is a veritable grave-robber and sometimes digs up dead bodies for the purpose of eating them.
There were also rumours and fairytales: of alien digs beneath the crust, evidence that the chasm had in some sense been artefactual, if not necessarily deliberate.
He stopped beside the hole Ath had dug and pulled something from a pocket.
Maiden Court had stood four-square to the wind since its first owner, a wild Norman nobleman, who had dug its first sod and had relished the battle to wrest its acres from the forest, had laid azide his battle dress and founded his family, and that was good enough for Harry.