Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - The act of removing ores or coal etc from the earth; The act of digging; A hole in the ground made by digging; The site of an archeological dig.

Usage examples (31)
  • There's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton
  • It also means that no excavation is required when installing the Levytator.
  • "The excavation is either in the middle of water - filled rice paddies or hanging off the side of a cliff."
  • The excavation is finally there; the place where it all began, and where the whole thing will come to an end. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.