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Hole vs. Trench

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Holenoun

A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation; a rent; a fissure.

‘There’s a hole in my shoe.’; ‘Her stocking has a hole in it.’;

Trenchnoun

A long, narrow ditch or hole dug in the ground.

Holenoun

An opening in a solid.

‘There’s a hole in my bucket.’;

Trenchnoun

(military) A narrow excavation as used in warfare, as a cover for besieging or emplaced forces.

Holenoun

(heading) In games.

Trenchnoun

(archaeology) A pit, usually rectangular with smooth walls and floor, excavated during an archaeological investigation.

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Holenoun

(golf) A subsurface standard-size hole, also called cup, hitting the ball into which is the object of play. Each hole, of which there are usually eighteen as the standard on a full course, is located on a prepared surface, called the green, of a particular type grass.

Trenchnoun

(informal) A trench coat.

Holenoun

(golf) The part of a game in which a player attempts to hit the ball into one of the holes.

‘I played 18 holes yesterday.’; ‘The second hole today cost me three strokes over par.’;

Trenchverb

}} To invade, especially with regard to the rights or the exclusive authority of another; to encroach.

Holenoun

(baseball) The rear portion of the defensive team between the shortstop and the third baseman.

‘The shortstop ranged deep into the hole to make the stop.’;

Trenchverb

To excavate an elongated pit for protection of soldiers and or equipment, usually perpendicular to the line of sight toward the enemy.

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Holenoun

(chess) A square on the board, with some positional significance, that a player does not, and cannot in future, control with a friendly pawn.

Trenchverb

(archaeology) To excavate an elongated and often narrow pit.

Holenoun

(stud poker) A card (also called a hole card) dealt face down thus unknown to all but its holder; the status in which such a card is.

Trenchverb

To have direction; to aim or tend.

Holenoun

In the game of fives, part of the floor of the court between the step and the pepperbox.

Trenchverb

To cut; to form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.

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Holenoun

An excavation pit or trench.

Trenchverb

To cut furrows or ditches in.

‘to trench land for the purpose of draining it’;

Holenoun

(figuratively) A weakness, a flaw

‘I have found a hole in your argument.’;

Trenchverb

To dig or cultivate very deeply, usually by digging parallel contiguous trenches in succession, filling each from the next.

‘to trench a garden for certain crops’;

Holenoun

(informal) A container or receptacle.

‘car hole;’; ‘brain hole’;

Trenchverb

To cut; to form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, or the like.

‘The wide wound that the boar had trenchedIn his soft flank.’; ‘This weak impress of love is as a figureTrenched in ice, which with an hour's heatDissolves to water, and doth lose its form.’;

Holenoun

(physics) In semiconductors, a lack of an electron in an occupied band behaving like a positively charged particle.

Trenchverb

To fortify by cutting a ditch, and raising a rampart or breastwork with the earth thrown out of the ditch; to intrench.

‘No more shall trenching war channel her fields.’;

Holenoun

(computing) A security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit.

Trenchverb

To cut furrows or ditches in; as, to trench land for the purpose of draining it.

Holenoun

(slang anatomy) An orifice, in particular the anus. When used with shut it always refers to the mouth.

‘Just shut your hole!’;

Trenchverb

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.

Holenoun

Sex, or a sex partner.

‘Are you going out to get your hole tonight?’;

Trenchverb

To encroach; to intrench.

‘Does it not seem as if for a creature to challenge to itself a boundless attribute, were to trench upon the prerogative of the divine nature?’;

Holenoun

Solitary confinement, a high-security prison cell often used as punishment.

Trenchverb

To have direction; to aim or tend.

‘Like powerful armies, trenching at a townBy slow and silent, but resistless, sap.’;

Holenoun

(slang) An undesirable place to live or visit; a hovel.

‘His apartment is a hole!’;

Trenchnoun

A long, narrow cut in the earth; a ditch; as, a trench for draining land.

Holenoun

(figurative) Difficulty, in particular, debt.

‘If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.’;

Trenchnoun

An alley; a narrow path or walk cut through woods, shrubbery, or the like.

‘In a trench, forth in the park, goeth she.’;

Holenoun

(graph theory) A chordless cycle in a graph.

Trenchnoun

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.

Holeverb

(transitive) To make holes in (an object or surface).

‘Shrapnel holed the ship's hull.’;

Trenchnoun

a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth

Holeverb

To destroy.

‘She completely holed the argument.’;

Trenchnoun

a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

Holeverb

(intransitive) To go into a hole.

Trenchnoun

any long ditch cut in the ground

Holeverb

(transitive) To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball or golf ball.

‘Woods holed a standard three foot putt’;

Trenchverb

impinge or infringe upon;

‘This impinges on my rights as an individual’; ‘This matter entrenches on other domains’;

Holeverb

(transitive) To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in.

‘to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars’;

Trenchverb

fortify by surrounding with trenches;

‘He trenched his military camp’;

Holeadjective

Whole.

Trenchverb

cut or carve deeply into;

‘letters trenched into the stone’;

Holenoun

A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation; a rent; a fissure.

‘The holes where eyes should be.’; ‘The blind wallsWere full of chinks and holes.’; ‘The priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid.’;

Trenchverb

set, plant, or bury in a trench;

‘trench the fallen soldiers’; ‘trench the vegetables’;

Holenoun

An excavation in the ground, made by an animal to live in, or a natural cavity inhabited by an animal; hence, a low, narrow, or dark lodging or place; a mean habitation.

‘The foxes have holes, . . . but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.’;

Trenchverb

cut a trench in, as for drainage;

‘ditch the land to drain it’; ‘trench the fields’;

Holenoun

A small cavity used in some games, usually one into which a marble or ball is to be played or driven; hence, a score made by playing a marble or ball into such a hole, as in golf.

Trenchverb

dig a trench or trenches;

‘The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench’;

Holeverb

To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in; as, to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars.

Trenchnoun

a long, narrow ditch

‘dig a trench around the perimeter of the fire’;

Holeverb

To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball.

Trenchnoun

a long, narrow ditch dug by troops to provide a place of shelter from enemy fire.

Holeverb

To go or get into a hole.

Trenchnoun

a connected system of long, narrow ditches forming an army's line.

Holenoun

an opening into or through something

Trenchnoun

the battlefields of northern France and Belgium in the First World War

‘the slaughter in the trenches created a new cynicism’;

Holenoun

an opening deliberately made in or through something

Trenchnoun

a long, narrow, deep depression in the ocean bed, typically one running parallel to a plate boundary and marking a subduction zone

‘the Marianas Trench’;

Holenoun

one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course;

‘he played 18 holes’;

Trenchnoun

a trench coat.

Holenoun

an unoccupied space

Trenchverb

dig a trench or trenches in (the ground)

‘she trenched the terrace to a depth of 6 feet’;

Holenoun

a depression hollowed out of solid matter

Trenchverb

turn over the earth of (a field or garden) by digging a succession of adjoining ditches.

Holenoun

a fault;

‘he shot holes in my argument’;

Trenchverb

border closely on; encroach on

‘this would surely trench very far on the dignity and liberty of citizens’;

Holenoun

informal terms for a difficult situation;

‘he got into a terrible fix’; ‘he made a muddle of his marriage’;

Trench

A trench is a type of excavation or depression in the ground that is generally deeper than it is wide (as opposed to a wider gully, or ditch), and narrow compared with its length (as opposed to a simple hole or pit).In geology, trenches result from erosion by rivers or by geological movement of tectonic plates. In civil engineering, trenches are often created to install underground utilities such as gas, water, power and communication lines.

Holenoun

informal terms for the mouth

Holeverb

hit the ball into the hole

Holeverb

make holes in

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