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Meaning of TROUGH

Pronunciation:  trâf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
  2. [n]  a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed
  3. [n]  a long narrow shallow receptacle
  4. [n]  a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)
  5. [n]  a treasury for government funds
  6. [n]  a concave shape with an open top

TROUGH is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bowl, gutter, manger, public treasury, till
 See Also: bunk, chute, concave shape, concavity, conduit, container, cradle, cullis, depression, exchequer, feed bunk, gable roof, incurvation, incurvature, natural depression, receptacle, rocker, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof, slide, slideway, sloping trough, treasury



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trough\, n. (Meteor.)
    The transverse section of a cyclonic area where the
    barometric pressure, neither rising nor falling, has reached
    its lowest point.
  2. \Trough\, n. [OE. trough, trogh, AS. trog, troh; akin to
    D., G., & Icel. trog, Sw. tr[*a]g, Dan. trug; probably
    originally meaning, made of wood, and akin to E. tree. ? &
    241. See {Tree}, and cf. {Trug}.]
    1. A long, hollow vessel, generally for holding water or
       other liquid, especially one formed by excavating a log
       longitudinally on one side; a long tray; also, a wooden
       channel for conveying water, as to a mill wheel.
    2. Any channel, receptacle, or depression, of a long and
       narrow shape; as, trough between two ridges, etc.
    {Trough gutter} (Arch.), a rectangular or V-shaped gutter,
       usually hung below the eaves of a house.
    {Trough of the sea}, the depression between two waves.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Space between wave crests and the water surface below it.