Definitions of trough

  1. a concave shape with an open top Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a treasury for government funds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a long narrow shallow receptacle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The transverse section of a cyclonic area where the barometric pressure, neither rising nor falling, has reached its lowest point. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Any channel, receptacle, or depression, of a long and narrow shape; as, trough between two ridges, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A long, shallow vessel for holding food for animals; any long channel, as between ocean waves. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A long, hollow vessel for water or other liquid: a long tray: a long narrow channel. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A long hollow vessel for water, food, &c.; a water channel; anything hollowed out; a tray; a canoe. Trough of the sea, the space between two high waves. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for trough

  1. The next day Neil secretly told us that he had gone down there in the dark in such a hurry and thinking it was the trough got on the back of a fellow standing there! – The Biography of a Rabbit by Roy Benson, Jr.
  2. At one moment he was seen rising on the crest of the wave, at the next he disappeared in the trough of the sea; but in spite of the raging surf, and of every other obstacle, he reached the shore, and an inspiring cheer announced his safety to his comrades. – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly