Trough

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Trough Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


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

Definitions from Wiktionary


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

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Trough Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A trough is a box-like drinking vessel for farm animals. Other senses of the word refer to things that are lower than their surroundings, like a trough:

See also trow.



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Trough Sample Sentences in News


  • Forex - EUR/USD hits 26-month trough after strong U.S. data
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  • Historic trough to move only a few feet
    Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:34:56 GMT By NICK REID Monitor staff The historical watering trough at the intersection of Pembroke Hill Road and Route 3 won’t be moved as far as initially anticipated. The 8-foot-long hunk of granite was installed in 1885 and connected to a nearby brook to provide drinking water for passin... Read more on this news related to 'Trough'
  • Stocks, oil flounder on growth anxiety, China data little help
    By Ian Chua SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stocks stumbled to seven-month lows on Monday, while crude oil prices were pinned near a four-year trough as promising trade numbers out of China failed to cheer a market still worried about faltering global growth. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8 percent, extending last week's 1.1 pe Read more on this news related to 'Trough'

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