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Definition 1: a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth - [noun denoting artifact]

(trench is a kind of ...) a long narrow excavation in the earth

(... is a kind of trench ) a trench that provides protected passage between the rear and front lines of a defensive position

(... is a kind of trench ) a trench especially constructed for the delivery of small-arms fire

(... is a kind of trench ) ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water

(... is a kind of trench ) narrow trench for shelter in battle

(... is part of trench) an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches

Definition 2: any long ditch cut in the ground - [noun denoting artifact]

(trench is a kind of ...) a long narrow excavation in the earth

(... is a kind of trench ) a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)

Definition 3: a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for trench in the sense of this definition

(trench is a kind of ...) a sunken or depressed geological formation

(... is an instance of trench) a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile

(... is an instance of trench) a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean between New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

(... is an instance of trench) a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Japan that reaches depths of 30,000 feet

(... is an instance of trench) a depression in the floor of the Atlantic Ocean to the north of Haiti and Puerto Rico

Definition 4: cut or carve deeply into - [verb of contact]

Samples where trench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • letters trenched into the stone

(trench is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 5: dig a trench or trenches - [verb of contact]

Samples where trench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench

(trench is a kind of ...) create by digging

"dig a hole" "dig out a channel"

Definition 6: cut a trench in, as for drainage - [verb of contact]

Samples where trench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ditch the land to drain it
  • trench the fields

Synonyms for trench in the sense of this definition

(trench is a kind of ...) remove the inner part or the core of

"the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"

Definition 7: fortify by surrounding with trenches - [verb of contact]

Samples where trench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He trenched his military camp

(trench is a kind of ...) enclose by or as if by a fortification

Definition 8: set, plant, or bury in a trench - [verb of contact]

Samples where trench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • trench the fallen soldiers
  • trench the vegetables

(trench is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Samples where trench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This impinges on my rights as an individual
  • This matter entrenches on other domains

Synonyms for trench in the sense of this definition

(trench is a kind of ...) make excessive use of

"You are taking advantage of my good will!" "She is trespassing upon my privacy"

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