Delved
Delve Delvev. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delving}.] [AS. delfan to dig; akin to OS. bidelban to bury, D. delven to dig, MHG. telben, and possibly to E. dale. Cf. {Delf} a mine.] 1. To dig; to open (the ground) as with a spade. [1913 Webster]

Delve of convenient depth your thrashing floor. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To dig into; to penetrate; to trace out; to fathom. [1913 Webster]

I can not delve him to the root. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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