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
Similar word(s): gutter
Definition categories: man–made, channel
3. a concave shape with an open top
Similar word(s): bowl
4. a treasury for government funds
Similar word(s): till
5. a long narrow shallow receptacle
Definition categories: man–made, receptacle
6. a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed
Similar word(s): manger
Definition categories: man–made, container
Sentences with trough as a noun:
- One of Hank's chores was to slop the pigs' trough each morning and evening.
- Ernest threw his paint brushes into a kind of trough he had fashioned from sheet metal that he kept in the sink.
- There was a small trough that the sump pump emptied into; it was filled with mosquito larvae.
- The troughs were filled with leaves and needed clearing.
- The buoy bobbed between the crests and troughs of the waves moving across the bay.
- The neurologist pointed to a troubling trough in the pattern of his brain-waves.
1. To eat in a vulgar style, as if eating from a trough
- he troughed his way through 3 meat pies.