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Definitions for trough
trɔf, trɒf or, sometimes, trɔθ, trɒθtrough

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trough(noun)

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

  2. gutter, trough(noun)

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

  3. bowl, trough(noun)

    a concave shape with an open top

  4. public treasury, trough, till(noun)

    a treasury for government funds

  5. trough(noun)

    a long narrow shallow receptacle

  6. manger, trough(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. trough(Noun)

    A linear atmospheric depression associated with a weather front.

    One of Hank's chores was to slop the pigs' trough each morning and evening.

    Etymology: from trog, from trugan (cf. West Frisian trôch, Dutch trog, Swedish tråg), from dru-kó (cf. Middle Irish drochta ‘wooden basin’, Armenian ‘ladle, spoon’), enlargement of ‘tree’. More at tree.

  2. trough(Noun)

    A long, narrow container, open on top, for feeding or watering animals.

    One of Hank's chores was to slop the pigs' trough each morning and evening.

    Etymology: from trog, from trugan (cf. West Frisian trôch, Dutch trog, Swedish tråg), from dru-kó (cf. Middle Irish drochta ‘wooden basin’, Armenian ‘ladle, spoon’), enlargement of ‘tree’. More at tree.

  3. trough(Noun)

    A rectangular container used for washing clothes, a channel for conveying water or other farm liquids (such as milk) from place to place by gravity, or any general 'U' or 'V' shaped channel conveying water for irrigation purposes.

    Ernest threw his paint brushes into a kind of trough he had fashioned from sheet metal that he kept in the sink.

    Etymology: from trog, from trugan (cf. West Frisian trôch, Dutch trog, Swedish tråg), from dru-kó (cf. Middle Irish drochta ‘wooden basin’, Armenian ‘ladle, spoon’), enlargement of ‘tree’. More at tree.

  4. trough(Noun)

    Any similarly shaped container.

    Ernest threw his paint brushes into a kind of trough he had fashioned from sheet metal that he kept in the sink.

    Etymology: from trog, from trugan (cf. West Frisian trôch, Dutch trog, Swedish tråg), from dru-kó (cf. Middle Irish drochta ‘wooden basin’, Armenian ‘ladle, spoon’), enlargement of ‘tree’. More at tree.

  5. trough(Noun)

    A gutter under the eaves of a building; an eaves trough.

    The troughs were filled with leaves and needed cleaning.

    Etymology: from trog, from trugan (cf. West Frisian trôch, Dutch trog, Swedish tråg), from dru-kó (cf. Middle Irish drochta ‘wooden basin’, Armenian ‘ladle, spoon’), enlargement of ‘tree’. More at tree.

  6. trough(Noun)

    A short, narrow canal designed to hold water until it drains or evaporates.

    There was a small trough that the sump pump emptied into; it was filled with mosquito larvae.

    Etymology: from trog, from trugan (cf. West Frisian trôch, Dutch trog, Swedish tråg), from dru-kó (cf. Middle Irish drochta ‘wooden basin’, Armenian ‘ladle, spoon’), enlargement of ‘tree’. More at tree.

  7. trough(Noun)

    A long, narrow depression between waves or ridges.

    Etymology: from trog, from trugan (cf. West Frisian trôch, Dutch trog, Swedish tråg), from dru-kó (cf. Middle Irish drochta ‘wooden basin’, Armenian ‘ladle, spoon’), enlargement of ‘tree’. More at tree.

  8. trough(Verb)

    To eat in a vulgar style, as if eating from a trough

    he troughed his way through 3 meat pies.

    Etymology: from trog, from trugan (cf. West Frisian trôch, Dutch trog, Swedish tråg), from dru-kó (cf. Middle Irish drochta ‘wooden basin’, Armenian ‘ladle, spoon’), enlargement of ‘tree’. More at tree.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trough(noun)

    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. Trough(noun)

    any channel, receptacle, or depression, of a long and narrow shape; as, trough between two ridges, etc

Freebase

  1. Trough

    In geology, a trough generally refers to a linear structural depression that extends laterally over a distance, while being less steep than a trench. A trough can be a narrow basin or a geologic rift. There are various oceanic troughs, troughs found under oceans; examples include the rift along the mid-oceanic ridge and the Cayman Trough.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trough

    trof, n. a long, hollow vessel for water or other liquid: a long tray: a long narrow channel: a concavity or hollow. [A.S. trog; Ger. trog.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. trough

    [from the Anglo-Saxon troh]. A small boat broad at both ends. Also, the hollow or interval between two waves, which resembles a broad and deep trench perpetually fluctuating. As the set of the sea is produced by the wind, the waves and the trough are at right angles with it; hence a ship rolls heaviest when she is in the trough of the sea.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trough in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trough in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of trough in a Sentence

  1. Fergal Smith:

    It's profit-taking after a good run this week...after the July trough, risk appetite has improved broadly with Chinese stocks having stabilized and Greece having reached a deal with its creditors.

  2. Bernstein Research analyst Bruno Monteyne:

    This is bringing forward the profit trough, bringing forward the pain of unstretching the accounts, while many people will focus on the initial profit guidance, we consider this a sensible decision to start early with the necessary reset of accounts.

  3. Linda Ronstadt:

    There's nothing I can do about it. It's going to get worse every day, i feel frustrated with it. .... Sometimes I fall down. But that's the new normal. I just have to accept it. I had a long turn at the trough.

  4. Chief Executive Luc Jobin:

    We expect the second quarter to be the volume trough for the year.

  5. Will Ballard:

    Pretty much every year you get a fairly significant rally in emerging markets. It happened from the start of 2014, and from March 2015 ... The trough-to-peak rally in 2014 was 22.5 percent, and so far this year we have had about 22.5 percent.

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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. opaque
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    • C. whirring
    • D. obnoxious

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