1. To cut in; to furrow; to make trenches in or upon.
It was this very sword intrenched it.Shak.
Deep scars of thunder had intrenched.
2. To surround with a trench or with intrenchments, as in fortification; to fortify with a ditch and parapet; as,
the army intrenched their camp, or intrenched itself. "In the suburbs close intrenched." Shak.
(In*trench"), v. i. To invade; to encroach; to infringe or trespass; to enter on, and take possession
of, that which belongs to another; usually followed by on or upon; as, the king was charged with intrenching
on the rights of the nobles, and the nobles were accused of intrenching on the prerogative of the crown.
We are not to intrench upon truth in any conversation, but least of all with children.Locke.
(In*trench"ant) a. [Pref. in- not + trenchant.] Not to be gashed or marked with furrows.
As easy mayest thou the intrenchant airShak.
With thy keen sword impress, as make me bleed.
(In*trench"ment) n. [From Intrench.]
1. The act of intrenching or the state of being intrenched.
2. (Mil.) Any defensive work consisting of at least a trench or ditch and a parapet made from the earth
thrown up in making such a ditch.
On our side, we have thrown up intrenchments on Winter and Prospect Hills.Washington.
3. Any defense or protection.
4. An encroachment or infringement.
The slight intrenchment upon individual freedom.Southey.
(In*trep"id) a. [L. intrepidus: cf. F. intrépide. See In- not, and Trepidation.] Not trembling or
shaking with fear; fearless; bold; brave; undaunted; courageous; as, an intrepid soldier; intrepid spirit.
Syn. Fearless; dauntless; resolute; brave; courageous; daring; valiant; heroic; doughty.
(In`tre*pid"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. intrépidité.] The quality or state of being intrepid; fearless bravery; courage; resoluteness; valor.
Sir Roger had acquitted himself of two or three sentences with a look of much business and great intrepidity.Addison.
Syn. Courage; heroism; bravery; fortitude; gallantry; valor. See Courage, Heroism.
(In*trep"id*ly) adv. In an intrepid manner; courageously; resolutely.
(In"tri*ca*ble) a. [See Intricate.] Entangling. [Obs.] Shelton.
(In"tri*ca*cy) n.; pl. Intricacies [From Intricate.] The state or quality of being intricate or
entangled; perplexity; involution; complication; complexity; that which is intricate or involved; as, the intricacy
of a knot; the intricacy of accounts; the intricacy of a cause in controversy; the intricacy of a plot.
Freed from intricacies, taught to liveMilton.
The easiest way.