trench Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “trench” in the English Dictionary

"trench" in British English

See all translations

trenchnoun

uk   us   /trentʃ/
[C] a ​narrowhole that is ​dug into the ​ground: A ​workman was ​killed when the ​sides of the trench he was ​working in ​collapsed. [C usually plural] a ​deepholedug by ​soldiers and used as a ​place from which they can ​attack the ​enemy while being ​hidden: the trenches of the First World War trench warfare
Compare
(Definition of trench from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trench" in American English

See all translations

trenchnoun [C]

 us   /trentʃ/
a ​narrowchanneldug into the ​ground: I ​dug a trench around the ​tent to ​keeprainwater from getting in. earth science A trench is also a ​long, ​deepvalley at the ​bottom of an ​ocean.
(Definition of trench from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trench”
in Korean 참호…
in Arabic خَنْدَق…
in Malaysian parit pelindung…
in French tranchée…
in Russian канава, траншея…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壕溝, 溝渠, 戰壕,塹壕…
in Italian fosso, solco, trincea…
in Turkish hendek, siper…
in Polish rów…
in Spanish trinchera…
in Vietnamese rãnh, mương…
in Portuguese vala, trincheira…
in Thai คู…
in German der (Schützen-)Graben…
in Catalan rasa, trinxera…
in Japanese 溝, 堀, 塹壕(ざんごう)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 壕沟, 沟渠, 战壕,堑壕…
in Indonesian parit…
What is the pronunciation of trench?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “trench”

Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More