1. The act or the place of excavating.
2. pl. Places where ore is dug; especially, certain localities in California, Australia, and elsewhere, at
which gold is obtained. [Recent]
3. pl. Region; locality. [Low]
(Dight) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dight or Dighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Dighting.] [OF. dihten, AS. dihtan
to dictate, command, dispose, arrange, fr. L. dictare to say often, dictate, order; cf. G. dichten to write
poetry, fr. L. dictare. See Dictate.]
1. To prepare; to put in order; hence, to dress, or put on; to array; to adorn. [Archaic] "She gan the house
to dight." Chaucer.
Two harmless turtles, dight for sacrifice.Fairfax.
The clouds in thousand liveries dight.Milton.
2. To have sexual intercourse with. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Dight"er) n. One who dights. [Obs.]
(Dig"it) n. [L. digitus finger; prob. akin to Gr. da`ktylos, of uncertain origin; possibly akin to E. toe.
1. (Zoöl.) One of the terminal divisions of a limb appendage; a finger or toe.
The ruminants have the "cloven foot," i. e., two hoofed digits on each foot.Owen.
2. A finger's breadth, commonly estimated to be three fourths of an inch.
3. (Math.) One of the ten figures or symbols, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, by which all numbers are expressed;
so called because of the use of the fingers in counting and computing.
By some authorities the symbol 0 is not included with the digits.
4. (Anat.) One twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon; a term used to express the quantity
of an eclipse; as, an eclipse of eight digits is one which hides two thirds of the diameter of the disk.
(Dig"it), v. t. To point at or out with the finger. [R.]
(Dig"i*tal) a. [L. digitals.] Of or pertaining to the fingers, or to digits; done with the fingers; as,
digital compression; digital examination.
(Dig"i*ta`lin) n. [Cf. F. digitaline.] (a) (Med.) Any one of several extracts of foxglove as the
"French extract," the "German extract," etc., which differ among themselves in composition and properties.
(b) (Chem.) A supposedly distinct vegetable principle as the essential ingredient of the extracts. It is a
white, crystalline substance, and is regarded as a glucoside.
(Dig`i*ta"lis) n. [NL.: cf. F. digitale. So named (according to Linnæus) from its finger-shaped
1. (Bot.) A genus of plants including the foxglove.
2. (Med.) The dried leaves of the purple foxglove used in heart disease, disturbance of the circulation,