Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: excavation
IPA transcription: [,ɛkskəv'eɪʃən]
Pronunciations of excavation
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: excavation, digging, dig
    Meaning: the act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"
Usage examples
  • These vast structures have been ruined for centuries, but still the work of excavation is going on.
  • Besides I could not tell upon what geological theory to account for the existence of such an excavation.
  • Before us was a great excavation, not very recent, for the sides had fallen in and grass had sprouted on the bottom.
  • Those who do not object to a trifling expense, may have the house posted on a large paving-stone, with an excavation under it, as before recommended.
  • If there isn't time to do this--or if you are walking--take cover and lie flat in the nearest depression, such as a ditch, culvert, excavation, or ravine.
  • In summer an excavation, two or three feet in depth, should be made under it, and left open at both ends, that the animal may have a cool retreat during the heat.
  • The street ran on either side of the hill, from one part of which a quantity of rock had been removed to form the underpinning of the new jail. This excavation made the approach from that point all but impossible, especially when the ragged ledges were a-glitter with ice.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Saint Peter, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Thomas Jefferson, License CC BY-SA 4.0