KJV Dictionary Definition: ditch


DITCH, n. 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, v.i. To dig or make a ditch or ditches.

DITCH, v.t.

1. To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch; as, to ditch moist land.

2. To surround with a ditch.


DITCHING, ppr. Digging ditches; also, draining by a ditch or ditches; as ditching a swamp.