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


  • Beach Energy Updates on Nappamerri Trough Natural Gas Program in Australia
    by Beach Energy Ltd. Beach Energy Ltd. provided Tuesday an update on the Nappamerri Trough Natural Gas (NTNG) program in ATP 855 in Queensland and PRLs 33-49 (ex-PEL 218) in South Australia. Read more on this news related to 'Trough'
  • Alberta rolls back oil forecasts, expects price to remain mired in trough
    EDMONTON - Alberta is slashing its oil forecasts for this budget year as the world price remains mired in a trough around $75 a barrel, Finance Minister Robin Campbell announced Wednesday. Read more on this news related to 'Trough'
  • FOREX-Euro near 2-yr low as investors bet on more ECB easing
    The euro flirted with a two-year trough against the dollar on Monday as investors bet the European Central Bank would ease monetary policy more aggressively to ward off deflation in the stuttering euro ... Read more on this news related to 'Trough'

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