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Definition 1: a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gutter in the sense of this definition

(gutter is a kind of ...) a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through

"the fields were crossed with irrigation channels" "gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street"

(... is a kind of gutter ) sloping channel through which things can descend

(... is a kind of gutter ) a gutter in a roof

(... is part of gutter) a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end

Definition 2: a tool for gutting fish - [noun denoting artifact]

(gutter is a kind of ...) a tool used with workers' hands

Definition 3: a worker who guts things (fish or buildings or cars etc.) - [noun denoting person]

(gutter is a kind of ...) a person who works at a specific occupation

"he is a good worker"

Definition 4: misfortune resulting in lost effort or money - [noun denoting state]

Samples where gutter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his career was in the gutter
  • all that work went down the sewer
  • pensions are in the toilet

Synonyms for gutter in the sense of this definition

(gutter is a kind of ...) an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

Definition 5: provide with gutters - [verb of consumption]

Samples where gutter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gutter the buildings

(gutter is a kind of ...) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

Definition 6: wear or cut gutters into - [verb of contact]

Samples where gutter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The heavy rain guttered the soil

(gutter is a kind of ...) examine physically with or as if with a probe

"probe an anthill"

Definition 7: flow in small streams - [verb of motion]

Samples where gutter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Tears guttered down her face

(gutter is a kind of ...) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

Definition 8: burn unsteadily, feebly, or low; flicker - [verb of weather]

Samples where gutter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cooling lava continued to gutter toward lower ground

(gutter is a kind of ...) shine intensely, as if with heat

"The coals were glowing in the dark" "The candles were burning"

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