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TROUGH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trough mean? 

TROUGH (noun)
  The noun TROUGH has 6 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: TROUGH used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TROUGH (noun)


Sense 1trough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

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

depression; natural depression (a sunken or depressed geological formation)

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

swale (a low area (especially a marshy area between ridges))


Sense 2trough [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 ("trough" is a kind of...):

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

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

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

cullis (a gutter in a roof)

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

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


Sense 3trough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A concave shape with an open top

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

bowl; trough

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

concave shape; concavity; incurvation; incurvature (a shape that curves or bends inward)


Sense 4trough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A treasury for government funds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

public treasury; till; trough

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

exchequer; treasury (the funds of a government or institution or individual)


Sense 5trough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A long narrow shallow receptacle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

receptacle (a container that is used to put or keep things in)

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

cradle; rocker (a trough that can be rocked back and forth; used by gold miners to shake auriferous earth in water in order to separate the gold)


Sense 6trough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

manger; trough

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

container (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))

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

bunk; feed bunk (a long trough for feeding cattle)


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