"ditch" Definition

  1. n. A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing inclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a moat or a fosse.
  2. n. Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth.
  3. v. t. To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land.
  4. v. t. To surround with a ditch.
  5. v. t. To throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and turned on its side.
  6. v. i. To dig a ditch or ditches.

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Position in dictionary: 29290 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. i.,
Words that start with "ditch": 5
Words that end with "ditch": 3
Words that contain "ditch": 7
Next words in dictionary: ditched, ditcher, ditches, ditching, dite, diterebene, dithecal, dithecous, ditheism, ditheist
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English Dictionary Definition of ditch

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