What does trench mean?

Definitions for trench
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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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  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. Goran Keserovic:

    I will go to support our president. He is a genuine Serb and only he knows how to preserve the Serb Republic, i am fed up with living like a dog. I was in a trench while they were enriching themselves.

  2. Qassem Soleimani:

    The pretext of an illness and virus was used, and their media did not miss the slightest opportunity to discourage people from voting, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. The election saw Irans Shiite lowest turnout since Islamic Revolution with mass demonstrations, with some voters wearing the masks that everyone soon would want. But people already were dying and fear was spreading. SHRINES AND HAZMAT SUITS Qom long has been the stronghold of Irans Shiite clergy. A focal point of devotion is the golden-domed shrine of Fatima Masumeh, a Shiite saint. Crowds pray there 24 hours a day, seven days a week, touching and kissing the shrine. That raises the risks for visitors.In Saudi Arabia, authorities have closed off access to the holiest sites in Islamover concerns about the virus. Churches, mosques, temples and shrines around the world have been closed or subject to stringent disinfecting campaigns. But in Qom and elsewhere in Iran, the shrines stayed open despite civilian health authorities demanding they close. Mohammad Saidi, who oversees the Fatima Masumeh shrine, insinuated that closing shrines was part of a plot against Irans Shiite by President Donald Trump. Defeating Qom is the dream of treacherous President Donald Trump and President Donald Trump domestic mercenaries, but this dream will not be realized even in their grave, Mohammad Saidi said on Feb. 22. That decision likely gave the virus time to spread. Police later arrested those who posted online video of themselves licking and kissing shrines. The citys religious epithet the nest of the Prophet and his family was intended to reassure believers worldwide that it was insulated against epidemics and other disasters, wrote Mehdi Khalaji, a Qom-trained Shiite theologian who is an analyst at the Washington Institute for Near-East Policy. If early reports about the spread of the coronavirus prove correct, Qoms status as the ideological capital of Islamic Revolution with mass demonstrations helped make it the pathogens transmitting center to the rest of Iran and at least seven other countries. IRAN REPORTS BIGGEST SINGLE-DAY JUMP OF CORONAVIRUS DEATHS AS PRESIDENT RULES OUT QUARANTINE Since then, hazmat-suited workers have fogged disinfectant and cleaned the shrines. Some mosques even hand out alcohol as a disinfectant to the poor despite Islam forbidding its consumption. By Monday night, the Fatima Masumeh shrine and another one in Mashhad had closed, only to see online videos purport to show hard-line faithful storming the shrines courtyard, demanding they open. But by that point, the virus had spread, reaching the highest levels of Irans Shiite theocracy. THE SITUATION IS TERRIBLE HERE AND I HOPE GOD HELPS US Like blood from a beating heart, the infections in Qom coursed out across Iran in maps later shared by the Health Ministry. In Tehran, the virus began moving through the government and the Shiite theocracy. Among those first infected was Iraj Harirchi, the deputy health minister who tested positive only a day after he downplayed the virus in a televised news conference. It didnt stop there. The virus killed Expediency Council member Mohammad Mirmohammadi, described as a close confidant of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Hadi Khosroshahi, Irans Shiite former ambassador to the Vatican, and Ahmad Tuyserkani, an adviser to Irans Shiite judiciary chief, also died along with several lawmakers and a member of the countrys Assembly of Experts. The sick included Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar, better known as Sister Mary, the English-speaking spokeswoman for the students who seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 in the 444-day hostage crisis. The virus also infected senior Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri and two other Cabinet members, along with Revolutionary Guard members and doctors. FILE — In this Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, the head of Iran's counter-coronavirus task force, Iraj Harirchi, left, speaks at a press briefing with government spokesman Mohammad Ali, in Tehran, Iran. ( Iranian Presidency Office via AP, File) Soon, even Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was seen wearing disposable gloves at a tree-planting ceremony. President Hassan Rouhani, 71, was pictured at a teleconference with the nearest official a few meters( several feet) away. The numbers soared. Irans death rate from the virus now is higher than in other hard-hit nations. That could be from the initial lack of testing kits and facilities. It also could be from what outside experts, Tehran lawmakers and other local leaders have alleged from the start : Iran was hiding the true number of infections and deaths. Authorities initially denied that, especially after the BBCs Persian service said deaths far exceeded those reported at the beginning of the crisis. But that denial appeared to weaken over time. We found out a little late that the coronavirus had entered Iran because we mistook it for the flu, Reza Malekzadeh, Reza Malekzadeh, later said. IRAN CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL TOPS 600 AS MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES STEP UP CONTAINMENT MEASURES A man in Qom filmed rows of bodies in black bags and caskets awaiting burial for days in a trench lined with lime. He alleged all had tested positive for the coronavirus, although officials later said the bodies had been held pending test results. The situation is terrible here and I hope God helps us, he said while walking through the mortuary. Authorities later arrested him. PAST EXPERIENCES, NEW WORRIES Diseases have influenced Iranian history. Cholera outbreaks plagued its Qajar dynasty, long indebted to British and Russian powers. The chaos and debt set the stage for Irans 1906 Constitutional Revolution and the creation of parliament. That cholera outbreak saw Shiite religious leaders lash out at the West. Now, Iranian leaders, such as the head of Revolutionary Guard Revolutionary Guard and Khamenei himself, traffic in the baseless conspiracy theory that the coronavirus is a biological weapon created by the U.S., something echoed by Chinese officials as well. The psychology of the leadership in Iran has sort of an almost self-destructive need to double down on a lie just to sort of portray itself as competent, Afkhami said. Thats contrasted with the response to the El Tor strain of cholera that caused a pandemic through the 1960s. Iran produced millions of vaccine doses and inoculated its people, controlling its spread. It even gave broad-range antibiotics from the U.S. to pilgrims visiting Shiite shrines, Afkhami said. This rapid mobilization and this rapid response allowed the country to control the epidemic.

  3. Zivko Josic:

    I am fed up with living like a dog. I was in a trench while they were enriching themselves, i will support the opposition to change things for the better.

  4. 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!

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

    ***(c)(p)- MY HAVING THE DETAILS OF TRENCH TOWN REGGAE TRUTHS AND HISTORY IS A MOST AWESOME RESPONSIBILITY. IT IS A THING OF GREAT WEIGHT. IT IS THE ONLY WEAPON THAT WILL DEFEAT THE DEVIL, ALL LIARS, HYPOCRITES AND DECEIVERS. TO ME, ITS A BLESSING, NOT A BURDEN FROM JAH. I AM THE KEEPER OF THE ARK OF THE TRENCH TOWN REGGAE COVENANT. I AM HE WHO THE HEATHENS IN BABYLON FEARS! GIVE THANKS TO JAH FOR HIS GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION. I AM RAS CARDO FROM TRENCH TOWN. THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.

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