Hole vs. Trench

Hole vs. Trench — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Hole and Trench

Holenoun

A hollowed place in something solid; a cavity or pit

dug a hole in the ground with a shovel.

Trenchnoun

A deep furrow or ditch.

Holenoun

An opening or perforation

a hole in the clouds.had a hole in the elbow of my sweater.

Trenchnoun

A long narrow ditch embanked with its own soil and used for concealment and protection in warfare.

Holenoun

(Sports) An opening in a defensive formation, such as the area of a baseball infield between two adjacent fielders.

Trenchnoun

A long, steep-sided valley on the ocean floor.

Holenoun

A fault or flaw

There are holes in your argument.

Trenchverb

To dig or make a trench or trenches in (land or an area, for example).

Holenoun

A deep place in a body of water.

Trenchverb

To place in a trench

trench a pipeline.

Holenoun

An animal's hollowed-out habitation, such as a burrow.

Trenchverb

To dig a trench or trenches.

Holenoun

An ugly, squalid, or depressing dwelling.

Trenchverb

To encroach. Often used with on or upon

"The bishop exceeded his powers, and trenched on those of the king" (Francis Parkman).

Holenoun

A deep or isolated place of confinement; a dungeon.

Trenchverb

To verge or border. Often used with on or upon

"a broad playfulness that trenched on buffoonery" (George Meredith).

Holenoun

An awkward situation; a predicament.

Trenchnoun

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

Holenoun

The small pit lined with a cup into which a golf ball must be hit.

Trenchnoun

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

Holenoun

One of the divisions of a golf course, from tee to cup.

Trenchnoun

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

Holenoun

(Physics) A vacant position in an atom left by the absence of a valence electron, especially a position in a semiconductor that acts as a carrier of positive electric charge. Also called electron hole.

Trenchnoun

(informal) A trench coat.

Holeverb

To put a hole in.

Trenchverb

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

Holeverb

To put or propel into a hole.

Trenchverb

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

Holeverb

To make a hole in something.

Trenchverb

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

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.

Trenchverb

To have direction; to aim or tend.

Holenoun

An opening in a solid.

There’s a hole in my bucket.

Trenchverb

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

Holenoun

(heading) In games.

Trenchverb

To cut furrows or ditches in.

to trench land for the purpose of draining it

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.

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

(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.

Trenchnoun

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

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.

Trenchnoun

a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

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.

Trenchnoun

any long ditch cut in the ground

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

impinge or infringe upon;

This impinges on my rights as an individualThis matter entrenches on other domains

Holenoun

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

Trenchverb

fortify by surrounding with trenches;

He trenched his military camp

Holenoun

An excavation pit or trench.

Trenchverb

cut or carve deeply into;

letters trenched into the stone

Holenoun

(figuratively) A weakness, a flaw

I have found a hole in your argument.

Trenchverb

set, plant, or bury in a trench;

trench the fallen soldierstrench the vegetables

Holenoun

(informal) A container or receptacle.

car hole;brain hole

Trenchverb

cut a trench in, as for drainage;

ditch the land to drain ittrench the fields

Holenoun

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

Trenchverb

dig a trench or trenches;

The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench

Holenoun

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

Holenoun

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

Just shut your hole!

Holenoun

Sex, or a sex partner.

Are you going out to get your hole tonight?

Holenoun

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

Holenoun

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

His apartment is a hole!

Holenoun

(figurative) Difficulty, in particular, debt.

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

Holenoun

(graph theory) A chordless cycle in a graph.

Holeverb

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

Shrapnel holed the ship's hull.

Holeverb

To destroy.

She completely holed the argument.

Holeverb

(intransitive) To go into a hole.

Holeverb

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

Woods holed a standard three foot putt

Holeverb

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

to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars

Holenoun

an opening into or through something

Holenoun

an opening deliberately made in or through something

Holenoun

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

he played 18 holes

Holenoun

an unoccupied space

Holenoun

a depression hollowed out of solid matter

Holenoun

a fault;

he shot holes in my argument

Holenoun

informal terms for a difficult situation;

he got into a terrible fixhe made a muddle of his marriage

Holenoun

informal terms for the mouth

Holeverb

hit the ball into the hole

Holeverb

make holes in