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trenches, plural;
  1. Dig a trench or trenches in (the ground)
    • - she trenched the terrace to a depth of 6 feet
  2. Turn over the earth of (a field or garden) by digging a succession of adjoining ditches

  3. Border closely on; encroach upon
    • - this would surely trench very far on the dignity and liberty of citizens
Noun
  1. A long, narrow ditch

  2. Such a ditch dug by troops to provide a place of shelter from enemy fire

  3. A connected system of such ditches forming an army's line

  4. The battlefields of northern France and Belgium in World War I
    • - the slaughter in the trenches created a new cynicism
    • - entry-level teachers are taught the latest classroom techniques by colleagues with experience in the trenches
  5. A long, narrow, deep depression in the ocean floor, typically one running parallel to a plate boundary and marking a subduction zone


  1. a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
  2. impinge: impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"
  3. a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
  4. fortify by surrounding with trenches; "He trenched his military camp"
  5. any long ditch cut in the ground
  6. cut or carve deeply into; "letters trenched into the stone"
  7. A trench is a type of excavation or depression in the ground. Trenches are generally defined by being deeper than they are wide (as opposed to a wider gully or ditch), and by being narrow compared to their length (as opposed to a simple hole). ...
  8. The Trench is a 1999 science fiction novel by author Steve Alten. The book continues the adventure of Jonas Taylor, a paleobiologist, studying the megalodon.
  9. The Trench is a 1999 film directed by William Boyd that portrays a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the last 48 hours.
  10. (Trenches (band)) Trenches is a metal band formed in Indianapolis, Indiana by former Haste the Day singer Jimmy Ryan.
  11. (Trenches (video game)) Trenches is a strategic World War One video game first developed for the iPhone and iPod Touch by . The initial version launched on December 24, 2009 and has been a top ranking games in the AppStore Charts since release. Trenches was designed by Michael Taylor and Kris Jones.
  12. (Trenches (Web Series)) Trenches is an American science fiction web series directed and produced by Shane Felux, creator of . The show will premiere on Sony Pictures Entertainment owned Crackle on February 16, 2010. ...
  13. A long, narrow ditch or hole dug in the ground, especially in warfare; A pit, usually rectangular with smooth walls and floor, excavated during an archaeological investigation; A trench coat; To invade, especially with regard to the rights or the exclusive authority of another; To excavate ...
  14. To see trenches in dreams, warns you of distant treachery. You will sustain loss if not careful in undertaking new enterprises, or associating with strangers. To see filled trenches, denotes many anxieties are gathering around you. See Ditch.
  15. (Trenches) An infiltration practice that provides an opportunity for surface water to filter runoff through the surface soil. A trench involves infiltration through uncovered soil.
  16. (Trenches) Digging your own grave.
  17. (Trenches) Form at subduction zones. They are the deepest part of the oceans and the lowest points on the crust of the Earth.
  18. (Trenches) Formed when dense oceanic crust slides beneath lighter oceanic crust or continental crust. The Mariana Trench, the deepest place on Earth, plunges nearly 6.8 miles (35,837 ft) beneath the Pacific’s surface.
  19. (Trenches) The point of attack where the linemen butt heads and attempt to gain physical control.
  20. The horizontal metal line patterns through which electrons cross within an integrated circuit
  21. When wagons are repeatedly driven down a path, the wheels cut grooves, or trenches, in the path. These grooves force wagons to follow this very same path time after time. For this reason, this word means a path that is well defined and easy to follow.
  22. Term sometimes used to refer to an excavation unit, especially when the length is longer than the width.
  23. A long, deep channel (up to several kilometers deep) in the ocean floor, parallel to a continent or island arc.
  24. a long narrow ditch dug into the ground to look for historical clues
  25. A waterproof overcoat styled along military lines.