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Meaning of DITCH

Pronunciation:  dich

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a long narrow excavation in the earth
  2. [n]  any small natural waterway
  3. [v]  cut a trench in, as for drainage; "ditch the land to drain it"; "trench the fields"
  4. [v]  crash or crash-land; "ditch a car"; "ditch a plane"
  5. [v]  make an emergency landing on water
  6. [v]  sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly; "The company dumped him after many years of service"; "She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man"
  7. [v]  throw away (slang); "Chuck these old notes"
  8. [v]  forsake; "ditch a lover"

DITCH is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: chuck, dump, trench
 See Also: abandon, crash, crash land, desert, desolate, dig, drainage ditch, excavate, excavation, forsake, get rid of, ha-ha, haw-haw, hole in the ground, hollow, irrigation ditch, remove, sunk fence, trench, waterway



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ditch\ (?; 224), n.; pl. {Ditches}. [OE. dich, orig. the
    same word as dik. See {Dike}.]
    1. 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. Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of
       the earth.
  2. \Ditch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ditched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or
       ditches; as, to ditch moist land.
    2. To surround with a ditch. --Shak.
    3. To throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and
       turned on its side.
  3. \Ditch\, v. i.
    To dig a ditch or ditches. --Swift.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a ditch in your dream, forewarns that there is something in your waking life that you need to avoid. Consider the symbol to also be pun and as en expression of your guilt for ditching school, work, appointment, etc. Dreaming that you fall into a ditch indicates that you may be headed into a pitfall.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Small artificial channel, usually unlined.
Thesaurus Terms
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