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Meaning & Definition of Trench in English

English

Trench

/trɛnʧ/

noun

1. A ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth

    synonym:
  • trench

2. A long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

    synonym:
  • trench
  • ,
  • deep
  • ,
  • oceanic abyss

3. Any long ditch cut in the ground

    synonym:
  • trench

verb

1. Impinge or infringe upon

  • "This impinges on my rights as an individual"
  • "This matter entrenches on other domains"
    synonym:
  • impinge
  • ,
  • encroach
  • ,
  • entrench
  • ,
  • trench

2. Fortify by surrounding with trenches

  • "He trenched his military camp"
    synonym:
  • trench

3. Cut or carve deeply into

  • "Letters trenched into the stone"
    synonym:
  • trench

4. Set, plant, or bury in a trench

  • "Trench the fallen soldiers"
  • "Trench the vegetables"
    synonym:
  • trench

5. Cut a trench in, as for drainage

  • "Ditch the land to drain it"
  • "Trench the fields"
    synonym:
  • trench
  • ,
  • ditch

6. Dig a trench or trenches

  • "The national guardsmen were sent out to trench"
    synonym:
  • trench