What does trench mean?

Definitions for trench
trɛntʃtrench

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trench(noun)

    a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth

  2. trench, deep, oceanic abyss(noun)

    a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

  3. trench(verb)

    any long ditch cut in the ground

  4. impinge, encroach, entrench, trench(verb)

    impinge or infringe upon

    "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"

  5. trench(verb)

    fortify by surrounding with trenches

    "He trenched his military camp"

  6. trench(verb)

    cut or carve deeply into

    "letters trenched into the stone"

  7. trench(verb)

    set, plant, or bury in a trench

    "trench the fallen soldiers"; "trench the vegetables"

  8. trench, ditch(verb)

    cut a trench in, as for drainage

    "ditch the land to drain it"; "trench the fields"

  9. trench(verb)

    dig a trench or trenches

    "The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench"

Wiktionary

  1. trench(Noun)

    A long, narrow ditch or hole dug in the ground, especially in warfare.

    Etymology: trenchier.

  2. trench(Noun)

    A pit, usually rectangular with smooth walls and floor, excavated during an archaeological investigation.

    Etymology: trenchier.

  3. trench(Noun)

    A trench coat.

    Etymology: trenchier.

  4. trench(Verb)

    To invade, especially with regard to the rights or the exclusive authority of another.

    Etymology: trenchier.

  5. trench(Verb)

    To excavate an elongated pit for protection of soldiers and or equipment, usually perpendicular to the line of sight toward the enemy.

    Etymology: trenchier.

  6. trench(Verb)

    To excavate an elongated and often narrow pit.

    Etymology: trenchier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trench(verb)

    to cut; to form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, or the like

  2. Trench(verb)

    to fortify by cutting a ditch, and raising a rampart or breastwork with the earth thrown out of the ditch; to intrench

  3. Trench(verb)

    to cut furrows or ditches in; as, to trench land for the purpose of draining it

  4. Trench(verb)

    to dig or cultivate very deeply, usually by digging parallel contiguous trenches in succession, filling each from the next; as, to trench a garden for certain crops

  5. Trench(verb)

    to encroach; to intrench

  6. Trench(verb)

    to have direction; to aim or tend

  7. Trench(verb)

    a long, narrow cut in the earth; a ditch; as, a trench for draining land

  8. Trench(verb)

    an alley; a narrow path or walk cut through woods, shrubbery, or the like

  9. Trench(verb)

    an excavation made during a siege, for the purpose of covering the troops as they advance toward the besieged place. The term includes the parallels and the approaches

Freebase

  1. Trench

    A trench is a type of excavation or depression in the ground. A trench is generally defined by being deeper than it is wide, and by being narrow compared to its length. In geology, trenches are created as a result of erosion by rivers or by geological movement of tectonic plates. In the civil engineering field of construction or maintenance of infrastructure, trenches are created to install underground infrastructure or utilities, or later to search for these installations. Trenches have often been dug for military defensive purposes. In archaeology, the "trench method" is used for searching and excavating ancient ruins or to dig into strata of sedimented material.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trench

    trensh, v.t. to dig a ditch: to dig deeply with the spade or plough.—v.i. to encroach.—n. a long narrow cut in the earth: (fort.) an excavation to interrupt the approach of an enemy: an excavated approach made by besiegers.—n. Tren′chancy, causticity.—adjs. Tren′chant, Tren′ching, cutting: sharp: severe—(Spens.) Tren′chand.—ns. Tren′cher; Trench′-plough, a plough for trenching or turning up the land more deeply than usual.—v.t. to plough with a trench-plough. [O. Fr. trencher (Fr. trancher), acc. to Littré from L. truncāre, to maim—truncus, maimed.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trench in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trench in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of trench in a Sentence

  1. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    LISTEN!! MY REAL WISH IS FOR PEOPLE OF ALL RACES, ETHNICITIES, CLASS AND CREEDS, TO SHOW HUMANITY, LOVE AND RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER. THIS WAS THE SAME THINGS BOB MARLEY, PETER TOSH, AND ALL OUR TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE WISHED FOR, BUT NEVER SEE MATERIALIZING. I DID SAY- MAN IS A COMMUNAL ANIMAL. IF HE LOSES THIS COMMUNALITY THEN HE WILL PERISH AND BECOME EXTINCT MY REGGAE AIMS TO KEEP THAT WISH ALIVE. BUT STILL I HOPE..

  2. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(C)(P)- I, RAS CARDO CREATED REGGAE IN MY 1962 TRENCH TOWN YARD. I HAVE THE DETAILS OF ALL THOSE PRESENT AT THE TIME. I DID SAY:- REGGAE IS RASTAFARIAN PROPHECY AND MESSAGE GIVING. IT AIMS TO UNITE PEOPLE IN A LOVING WAY SO WE CAN STOP ALL THIS HATRED AND THIS KILLING STUFF. I THINK THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS TRYING TO TAKE THAT SPIRIT OUT OF IT AND REALLY SECULARIZE IT- TOLD TO THE -ATLANTA JOURNAL NEWS WRITER- STEVE DOLLAR. POSTED IN HIS ARTICLE-MORE THAN A BEAT, REGGAE IS HIS BELIEF- INSIDE THE ARTS. CIRCA 1990'S- PEOPLE IN THE ARTS.

  3. Dustin Sederin:

    I seen this kid in a trench coat and wearing like these tactical army boots and he kind of looked at me weird and then he started walking more but he was walking towards the art hallway.

  4. Umm Nour:

    Imagine yesterday they were playing, they were digging a trench, a tunnel for the ants outside our tent, they told me it was so the ants could have a place to hide and stay safe if there was an attack.

  5. Ricardo A Scott:

    TRENCH TOWN IS MY WATER HOLE FROM WHICH I SHALL DRINK OF AFRICA TO QUENCH MY THIRST- (C)(P)-RICARDO SCOTT POETICAL WORKS

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    the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
    • A. epiphora
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    • C. imperviousness
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