Pronunciation: (delv), [key]
—v., delved, delv•ing.
1. to carry on intensive and thorough research for data, information, or the like; investigate: to delve into the issue of prison reform.
2. Archaic.to dig, as with a spade.
Archaic.to dig; excavate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.