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entrenched (established)

Definition:

established firmly and securely

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more entrenched

Superlative:

most entrenched

Similar to:

established

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

the entrenched power of the nobility

All senses of entrenched...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

entrenched | entrench | intrench | intr [synonym, sense-specific] | infringe [synonym, sense-specific] | intrenched [adjective, derived]

an entrenched idea, position, etc is one which is firmly established and difficult to change | [transitive] to construct (a defensive position) by ... (22 of 572 words, 4 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Wikipedia:

Entrenchment [disambiguation] | Entrenched | Entrench

may refer to: A trench | Military trenches with relation to Trench warfare, especially that of World War I | An entrenchment clause within a constitution, making it more difficult to amend Entrenched legislation, a similar but broader concept | ... (37 of 126 words, 7 definitions)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

entrench | entrenched [past tense] | intrenched [past tense] | entrenching [present participle] | intrenching [present participle] | entrenches [3rd-person singular present] | intrenches [3rd-person singular present] | intrench [sense-specific] | entrenchment [noun, related]

To provide with a trench, especially for the purpose of fortifying or defending. | To fix firmly or securely | To dig or occupy a trench. | To ... (25 of 68 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

entrench | entrenched [past tense] | entrenching [present participle] | entrenches [3rd-person singular present] | intrenched [obsolete, past tense] | trench [synonym, sense-specific] | dig in [synonym, sense-specific] | consolidate [synonym, sense-specific]

[construction, archaeology] To dig or excavate a trench; to trench. | [military] To surround or provide with a trench, especially for defense; to dig in. | [figurative] To establish a substantial position in business, politics, etc. (34 of 53 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/entrench

Cambridge Dictionary:

entrenched [disapproving]

Entrenched ideas are so fixed or have existed for so long that they cannot be changed (16 of 48 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/entrenched

Oxford Dictionary:

entrenched | ingrained [synonym]

(of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained (15 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/entrenched

Macmillan British Dictionary:

entrenched

entrenched attitudes or feelings have existed for a long time and are difficult to change (15 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/entrenched

Merriam-Webster:

constitute | constituted [past tense] | constituting [present participle] | set up [synonym, sense-specific] | make up [synonym, sense-specific] | enact [synonym, sense-specific] | form [synonym, sense-specific] | found [synonym, sense-specific] | compose [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to appoint to an office, function, or dignity | "set up", "establish": as ; "enact" ; "found" ; to give due or lawful form to ; to legally process | ... (28 of 178 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/constitute

Encarta Dictionary:

entrenched

firmly held and hard to change | firmly established and unlikely to change (12 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608689​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Cambridge Dictionary:

entrenched [disapproving]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "entrenched"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "entrenched"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/entrenched

Macmillan British Dictionary:

entrenched

Audio: British English pronunciation of "entrenched"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/entrenched

Macmillan American Dictionary:

entrenched

Audio: North American pronunciation of "entrenched"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/entrenched

the Free Dictionary:

entrenched

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "entrenched"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "entrenched"

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Google Dictionary:

entrenched

Audio: English pronunciation of "entrenched"

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