What does trench mean?

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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. RICARDO(RAS CARDO)SCOTT B.A., M.S.R, J.D.:

    RASTA ICABULARY IS THE RASTA VERSION OF ALL ENGLISH VOCABULARY AND ETYMOLOGY OF WORDS , PHRASES AND SPEECHES. THIS WAS CONCEIVED AND DEVELOPED BY RAS CARDO AND PETER TOSH IN 1964 TRENCH TOWN. IT WAS INCORPORATED AND COPYRIGHTED IN RAS CARDO- REGGAE LYRICS- A REGGAE EDUCATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY. RAS CARDO WAS ALSO A MENTOR OF PETER TOSH IN TRENCH TOWN. THE SOURCE OF THE PHRASE WRITTEN BELOW COMES FROM THIS.

  2. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(C)(P) I AM RAS CARDO REGGAE, THE REGGAE CREATOR FROM TRENCH TOWN. I REFUSED TO LET THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD BELIEVE THAT-NOTHING GOOD COMES OUT OF TRENCH TOWN. -BECAUSE, NOW THE WORLD KNOWS THAT BABYLON TOLD THEM A LIE. THEY LIED AGAINST US! THEY LIED BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO STEAL OUR TRENCH TOWN REGGAE HERITAGE AND LEGACY FOR POOR PEOPLE. I WILL NEVER MAKE THIS HAPPEN! SO HELP I JAH!

  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. RICARDO(RAS CARDO)SCOTT B.A., M.S.R, J.D.:

    ***(C)(P) SOME PEOPLE SAY, HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF- I SAY, IF THAT IS TRUE THEN MAYBE THIS IS WHY MOST PEOPLE WILL -LEARN TO FORGET. WE DO HAVE A SHORT MEMORY, AND FORGET SOMETIMES TO OUR OWN DETRIMENT. I WILL SAY THIS TRUTH:- IF YOU LIVE TO FORGET, THEN YOU MOST SURELY WILL LIVE TO REGRET. I AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN. LIFE PLAYS NO FAVORITES.

  5. Lawrence Norden:

    I think that Illinois example is a great example of whats possible with additional federal money, ive heard a lot of state election officials say that if they had an additional trench of money, one thing they would like to copy is the kind of thing they are doing in Illinois.

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