Definition of trench


  • a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth.
  • a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor. Synonyms: deep, oceanic abyss.
  • any long ditch cut in the ground.


  • impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual", "This matter entrenches on other domains". Synonyms: encroach, entrench, impinge.
  • fortify by surrounding with trenches; "He trenched his military camp".
  • cut or carve deeply into; "letters trenched into the stone".
  • set, plant, or bury in a trench; "trench the fallen soldiers", "trench the vegetables".
  • cut a trench in, as for drainage; "ditch the land to drain it", "trench the fields". Synonyms: ditch.
  • dig a trench or trenches; "The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench".

Related words

fosse, furrow, moat.

Words nearby trench

drench, french, tench, wrench.

Rhymes with trench

bench, clench, drench, entrench, french, quench, retrench, stench, tench, wench, wrench.

Start with trench

trenchers, trenchancies, trenchermen, trencherman, trenchancy, trenched, trencher, trenches, trenchant, trenching, trenchantly.

End with trench

intrench, entrench, retrench.

More information about trench

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • trench is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 11 points
  • trench is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 11 points
  • trench is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 12 points
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