trenches (plural noun)
  1. a long, narrow ditch.
    "dig a trench around the perimeter of the fire"
    • a long, narrow ditch dug by troops to provide a place of shelter from enemy fire.
    • (trenches)
      a connected system of long, narrow ditches forming an army's line.
    • (the trenches)
      the battlefields of northern France and Belgium in the First World War.
      "the slaughter in the trenches created a new cynicism"
  2. a long, narrow, deep depression in the ocean bed, typically one running parallel to a plate boundary and marking a subduction zone.
    "the Marianas Trench"
  3. a trench coat.
trenches (third person present) · trenched (past tense) · trenched (past participle) · trenching (present participle)
  1. dig a trench or trenches in (the ground).
    "she trenched the terrace to a depth of 6 feet"
    • turn over the earth of (a field or garden) by digging a succession of adjoining ditches.
      dig a ditch in · provide with ditches · trench · excavate · drain
  2. archaic
    (trench on/upon)
    border closely on; encroach on.
    "this would surely trench very far on the dignity and liberty of citizens"
late Middle English (in the senses ‘track cut through a wood’ and ‘sever by cutting’): from Old French trenche (noun), trenchier (verb), based on Latin truncare ( see truncate).
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How to use trench in a sentence?
they were trying to get the Lewis gun up behind some trees from where they would sweep the trench.
the sandbags that made up the parapet had been blown away and the wall of the trench had caved in.
sniping assumed great importance during WWI, especially where trench warfare was prevalent.
this would surely trench very far on the dignity and liberty of citizens.
I'll be in the trench with you chaps when you go over the top.
the cheapest way of doing this was to excavate a long trench.
use aggregate for the first layer when filling the trench.
the slaughter in the trenches created a new cynicism.
dig a trench around the perimeter of the fire.
she trenched the terrace to a depth of 6 feet.
the soldiers in the trench sniped at us.
we crouched down in the trench.
I clambered out of the trench.
the Marianas trench.
How to say trench in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)sloot
Arabic (NOUN)الخندق, خندق, ترينش
(ADJECTIVE)خندقة, الخنادق
Bangla খন্দকগুলোর মালিকদের নিপাত করা
Bosnian (Latin) rov
Bulgarian (NOUN)окоп, траншеята, окопа, падина, окопи
(ADJECTIVE)траншейни, окопна, ров
Cantonese (Traditional) 溝槽
Catalan (NOUN)trinxera, rasa
Chinese Simplified 沟槽
Chinese Traditional 溝槽
Croatian (ADJECTIVE)rov, rova
(NOUN)jarak, rovu
Czech (NOUN)příkop, zákopu
Danish (NOUN)skyttegrav, renden, grøft
Dutch (ADJECTIVE)loopgraaf
(NOUN)greppel, Geul, trog, sleuf
Estonian (NOUN)kraavi
Filipino Lagyan ng trintsera
Finnish (ADJECTIVE)kaivannon, juoksuhauta
(NOUN)juoksuhaudoissa, kaivantoon, hauta
French (NOUN)tranchée, fossé
German (NOUN)graben, Schützengraben
Greek (NOUN)χαράκωμα, τάφρο
Haitian Creole twou
Hebrew (ADJECTIVE)השוחות
(NOUN)התעלה, שקע
Hindi (NOUN)खाई
Hungarian (ADJECTIVE)árok, lövészárok
Indonesian (NOUN)parit, palung
Italian (NOUN)trincea, fossa
Japanese (NOUN)トレンチ, 海溝, 堀, 溝
Kiswahili mfereji
Korean (NOUN)트렌치, 참호, 골짜기
Latvian (NOUN)tranšeju, grāvim, uzrakt
Lithuanian (ADJECTIVE)tranšėjos, įduba
Malagasy tatatra
Malay (Latin) Parit
Maltese trinek
Norwegian Bokmål grøft
Persian (ADJECTIVE)سنگر
Polish (ADJECTIVE)wykopu, okopowa
(NOUN)rowu, rów, rowie
Portuguese (NOUN)trincheira, vala, fossa, valeta
Querétaro Otomi zanja
Romanian (ADJECTIVE)şanţ, trenci, tranşee
Russian (NOUN)траншеи, жёлоб, шанца, окоп, тренч, впадина, ров, рва
(ADJECTIVE)траншейные, позиционная, канальный
Samoan alavai
Serbian (Cyrillic) ров
Serbian (Latin) rov
Slovak (NOUN)priekopa, zákopu
Slovenian (NOUN)jarek
Spanish (NOUN)trinchera, zanja, fosa
(ADJECTIVE)foso, trincheras
Swedish (NOUN)dike
Tamil அகழி
Telugu కందకం
Thai ร่องลึก
Tongan luo
Turkish (NOUN)siper, hendeği, çukuru, açması, açmada
Ukrainian (NOUN)траншеї, жолоб
Urdu (NOUN)خندق
Vietnamese (ADJECTIVE)rãnh
Yucatec Maya zanja
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