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GUTTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gutter mean? 

GUTTER (noun)
  The noun GUTTER has 4 senses:

1. a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
2. misfortune resulting in lost effort or money
3. a worker who guts things (fish or buildings or cars etc.)
4. a tool for gutting fish

  Familiarity information: GUTTER used as a noun is uncommon.


GUTTER (verb)
  The verb GUTTER has 4 senses:

1. burn unsteadily, feebly, or low; flicker
2. flow in small streams
3. wear or cut gutters into
4. provide with gutters

  Familiarity information: GUTTER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GUTTER (noun)


Sense 1gutter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

gutter; trough

Hypernyms ("gutter" is a kind of...):

channel (a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gutter"):

chute; slide; slideway; sloping trough (sloping channel through which things can descend)

cullis (a gutter in a roof)

Holonyms ("gutter" is a part of...):

gable roof; saddle roof; saddleback; saddleback roof (a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end)


Sense 2gutter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Misfortune resulting in lost effort or money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

gutter; toilet; sewer

Context examples:

his career was in the gutter / all that work went down the sewer / pensions are in the toilet

Hypernyms ("gutter" is a kind of...):

bad luck; ill luck; misfortune; tough luck (an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes)


Sense 3gutter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A worker who guts things (fish or buildings or cars etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("gutter" is a kind of...):

worker (a person who works at a specific occupation)


Sense 4gutter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tool for gutting fish

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("gutter" is a kind of...):

hand tool (a tool used with workers' hands)


GUTTER (verb)


Sense 1gutter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Burn unsteadily, feebly, or low; flicker

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Context example:

The cooling lava continued to gutter toward lower ground

Hypernyms (to "gutter" is one way to...):

burn; glow (shine intensely, as if with heat)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2gutter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Flow in small streams

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

Tears guttered down her face

Hypernyms (to "gutter" is one way to...):

course; feed; flow; run (move along, of liquids)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 3gutter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wear or cut gutters into

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The heavy rain guttered the soil

Hypernyms (to "gutter" is one way to...):

dig into; poke into; probe (examine physically with or as if with a probe)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 4gutter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with gutters

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context example:

gutter the buildings

Hypernyms (to "gutter" is one way to...):

cater; ply; provide; supply (provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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