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Meaning of TRENCH

Pronunciation:  trench

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
  2. [n]  any long ditch cut in the ground
  3. [n]  a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
  4. [v]  dig a trench or trenches; "The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench"
  5. [v]  cut a trench in, as for drainage; "ditch the land to drain it"; "trench the fields"
  6. [v]  set, plant, or bury in a trench; "trench the fallen soldiers"; "trench the vegetables"
  7. [v]  cut or carve deeply into; "letters trenched into the stone"
  8. [v]  fortify by surrounding with trenches; "He trenched his military camp"
  9. [v]  impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"

TRENCH is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: deep, ditch, encroach, entrench, impinge, oceanic abyss
 See Also: approach trench, Atacama Trench, Bougainville Trench, communication trench, cut, depression, dig, dig out, ditch, entrenchment, excavate, fire trench, fort, fortify, fosse, furrow, hollow, intrenchment, Japan Trench, lay, moat, Nares Deep, natural depression, place, pose, position, put, set, slit trench, take advantage, trespass



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trench\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trenched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Trenching}.] [OF. trenchier to cut, F. trancher; akin to Pr.
    trencar, trenchar, Sp. trinchar, It. trinciare; of uncertain
    1. To cut; to form or shape by cutting; to make by incision,
       hewing, or the like.
             The wide wound that the boar had trenched In his
             soft flank.                           --Shak.
             This weak impress of love is as a figure Trenched in
             ice, which with an hour's heat Dissolves to water,
             and doth lose its form.               --Shak.
    2. (Fort.) To fortify by cutting a ditch, and raising a
       rampart or breastwork with the earth thrown out of the
       ditch; to intrench. --Pope.
             No more shall trenching war channel her fields.
    3. To cut furrows or ditches in; as, to trench land for the
       purpose of draining it.
    4. 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.
  2. \Trench\, v. i.
    1. To encroach; to intrench.
             Does it not seem as if for a creature to challenge
             to itself a boundless attribute, were to trench upon
             the prerogative of the divine nature? --I. Taylor.
    2. To have direction; to aim or tend. [R.] --Bacon.
    {To trench at}, to make trenches against; to approach by
       trenches, as a town in besieging it. [Obs.]
             Like powerful armies, trenching at a town By slow
             and silent, but resistless, sap.      --Young.
  3. \Trench\, n. [OE. trenche, F. tranch['e]e. See {Trench},
    v. t.]
    1. A long, narrow cut in the earth; a ditch; as, a trench for
       draining land. --Mortimer.
    2. An alley; a narrow path or walk cut through woods,
       shrubbery, or the like. [Obs.]
             In a trench, forth in the park, goeth she.
    3. (Fort.) 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.
    {To open the trenches} (Mil.), to begin to dig or to form the
       lines of approach.
    {Trench cavalier} (Fort.), an elevation constructed (by a
       besieger) of gabions, fascines, earth, and the like, about
       half way up the glacis, in order to discover and enfilade
       the covered way.
    {Trench plow}, or {Trench plough}, a kind of plow for opening
       land to a greater depth than that of common furrows.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing trenches in your dream means that you need to be cautious with any strangers for you are threatened with loss and treachery.