HyperDic: trench

English > 9 senses of the word trench:
NOUNartifacttrencha ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
objecttrench, deep, oceanic abyssa long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
artifacttrenchany long ditch cut in the ground
VERBsocialtrench, impinge, encroach, entrenchimpinge or infringe upon
contacttrenchfortify by surrounding with trenches
contacttrenchcut / cut or carve deeply into
contacttrenchset, plant, or bury in a trench
contacttrench, ditchcut a trench in, as for drainage
contacttrenchdig a trench / trench or trenches / trenches
trench > pronunciation
Soundstreh'nch
Rhymesbench / Bench ... wrench: 12 rhymes with ehnch...
English > trench: 9 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth.
Part ofentrenchment, intrenchmentAn entrenched fortification
Narrowerapproach trench, communication trenchA trench that provides protected passage between the rear and front lines of a defensive position
fire trenchA trench especially constructed for the delivery of small-arms fire
moat, fosseditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water
slit trenchNarrow trench for shelter in battle
BroaderditchA long narrow excavation in the earth
Spanishtrinchera
Catalantrinxera
Verbstrenchfortify by surrounding with trenches
English > trench: 9 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor.
Synonymsdeep, oceanic abyss
InstancesAtacama TrenchA depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile
Bougainville TrenchA depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean between New Guinea and the Solomon ... / Solomon Islands
Japan TrenchA depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Japan that reaches depths of 30,000 feet
Nares DeepA depression in the floor of the Atlantic Ocean to the north of Haiti and Puerto Rico
Broadernatural depression, depressionA sunken or depressed geological formation
Spanishabismo oceánico, profundidad, zanja
Catalanrasa
English > trench: 9 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAny long ditch cut in the ground.
NarrowerfurrowA long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
BroaderditchA long narrow excavation in the earth
Spanishtrinchera
Catalantrinxera
Verbstrenchdig a trench / trench or trenches / trenches
trenchcut a trench in, as for drainage
trenchset, plant, or bury in a trench
English > trench: 9 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningimpinge or infringe upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "This matter entrenches on other domains"
Synonymsimpinge, encroach, entrench
Broadertrespass, take advantagemake excessive use of
Spanishafectar, traspasar los límites, traspasar
English > trench: 9 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningfortify by surrounding with trenches.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He trenched his military camp"
Broaderfortify, fortenclose by or as if by a fortification
Nounstrencha ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
English > trench: 9 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningcut / cut or carve deeply into.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"letters trenched into the stone"
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishabrir zanjas, zanjar
Nounstrenchera wooden board or platter on which food is served or carved
English > trench: 9 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningSet, plant, or bury in a trench.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "trench the fallen soldiers"
  • "trench the vegetables"
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Nounstrenchany long ditch cut in the ground
English > trench: 9 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningcut a trench in, as for drainage.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "trench the fields"
Synonymditch
Broaderexcavate, dig, hollowRemove the inner part or the core of
Spanishabrir trincheras, abrir una zanja, abrir zanjas, zanjar
Nounstrenchany long ditch cut in the ground
trenchersomeone who digs trenches
English > trench: 9 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningdig a trench / trench or trenches / trenches.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench"
Broaderdig, dig outcreate by digging
Spanishatrincherar, cavar trincheras, zanjar
Nounstrenchany long ditch cut in the ground
trenchersomeone who digs trenches

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