- Bible Reference: 2 Kings 3:16
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H1356 Used 1 time
Figurative; Proverbs 23:27
DITCH, noun [G.]
1. A trench in the earth made by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, or for making a fence to guard inclosures, or for preventing an enemy from approaching a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a foss or moat, and is dug round the rampart or wall between the scarp and counterscarp.
2. Any long, hollow receptacle of water.
DITCH, verb intransitive To dig or make a ditch or ditches.
DITCH, verb transitive
1. To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch; as, to ditch moist land.
2. To surround with a ditch
DITCH-DELIVERED, adjective Brought forth in a ditch.
DITCHER, noun One who digs ditches.
DITCHING, participle present tense Digging ditches; also, draining by a ditch or ditches; as ditching a swamp.