Definitions of trough

  1. a concave shape with an open top Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a treasury for government funds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a long narrow shallow receptacle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. The transverse section of a cyclonic area where the barometric pressure, neither rising nor falling, has reached its lowest point. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. Any channel, receptacle, or depression, of a long and narrow shape; as, trough between two ridges, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. A long hollow vessel for liquids; long channel; depression between waves. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A long or narrow open receptacle, as a log hollowed out on one side, for holding food and water for animals, or for conveying a fluid. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. A long hollow vessel of wood, stone, or metal, open at the top, for holding feeding-stuffs for animals, &c.; the channel that conveys water, as to a mill; in geol., any sudden depression of strata by which they are made to assume a basin-shaped arrangement; trough of the sea, the long hollow between any two waves; trough-joint, in geol., the fissure or joint frequently found to pass through the middle of the curvature of any sudden depression of strata. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Long narrow open wooden or other receptacle for holding water or food for sheep &c., kneading dough, washing ore, &c.; wooden or other channel for conveying liquid; t. of the sea, hollow between two waves; (also t.-battery) voltaic battery formed of t. divided into cells; t. of barometric depression, line of greatest depression in area of moving barometric pressure. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. A receptacle, usually oblong in shape, for liquids. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  19. (Naut.) A small boat, broad at both ends. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic] A long hollow vessel, generally for holding water or other liquid; also, a wooden channel for conveying water, as to a mill-wheel; –hence, a channel, receptacle, or depression of a long and narrow shape. Cabinet Dictionary

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