What does the word excavation mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A digging out; a cavity; hollow.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Excavator.

Usage examples for excavation

  1. Virginia received her returned mother with disappointing indifference, more concerned for the moment in the depth of the excavation into the sand which her nurse was making for her benefit. – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  2. All three were half sitting, half lying in the excavation they had made, and the moments passed unheeded. – Down the Slope by James Otis
  3. Berg was on his feet in an instant; he strode to the excavation and bent over it. – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach