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Definition of Trench

Trench

  1. To cut; to form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, or the like.
  2. To fortify by cutting a ditch, and raising a rampart or breastwork with the earth thrown out of the ditch; to intrench.
  3. To cut furrows or ditches in; as, to trench land for the purpose of draining it.
  4. To dig or cultivate very deeply, usually by digging parallel contiguous trenches in succession, filling each from the next; as, to trench a garden for certain crops.
  5. To encroach; to intrench.
  6. To have direction; to aim or tend.
  7. A long, narrow cut in the earth; a ditch; as, a trench for draining land.
  8. An alley; a narrow path or walk cut through woods, shrubbery, or the like.
  9. An excavation made during a siege, for the purpose of covering the troops as they advance toward the besieged place. The term includes the parallels and the approaches.
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Trench Translations

trench in Dutch is loopgraaf
trench in Latin is fossa
trench in Portuguese is trincheira
trench in Spanish is trinchera
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