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- n. A mine, quarry, pit dug; ditch
- n. Alternative form of delftware. Delftware
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mine; a quarry; a pit dug; a ditch.
- n. Same as delftware.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Anything made by delving or digging; a mine, quarry, pit, ditch, channel, etc.
- n. A catch-water drain; in a sea-embankment, the drain on the landward side. Also improperly written delph.
- n. A bed of coal or of ironstone.
- n. In heraldry, a square supposed to represent a sod of turf used as a bearing. It is one of the so-called abatements of honor, and as such is modern and false heraldry. See abatement, 3.
- n. Delftware. See ware.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an excavation; usually a quarry or mine
From Middle English delf ("a quarry, clay pit, hole; an artificial watercourse, a canal, a ditch, a trench; a grave; a pitfall"), from Old English delf, see below (Wiktionary)