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delve

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verb \ˈdelv\

Simple Definition of delve

  • : to search for information about something

  • : to reach into a bag, container, etc., in order to find something

Full Definition of delve

delveddelv·ing

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  excavate

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to dig or labor with or as if with a spade

  5. 2 a :  to make a careful or detailed search for information <delved into the past> b :  to examine a subject in detail <the book delves into the latest research>

delv·er noun

Examples of delve

  1. He tried to delve inside his memory for clues about what had happened.



Origin of delve

Middle English, from Old English delfan; akin to Old High German telban to dig


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with delve


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delve

noun

Definition of delve

archaic

  1. :  cave, hollow



Examples of delve

  1. <a poem in which a medieval knight encounters a mysterious beauty in a darkened delve>



14th Century

First Known Use of delve

14th century



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