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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 trough in the sense of this definition

(trough 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 trough ) sloping channel through which things can descend

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

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

Definition 2: a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for trough in the sense of this definition

(trough is a kind of ...) any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

(... is a kind of trough ) a long trough for feeding cattle

Definition 3: a long narrow shallow receptacle - [noun denoting artifact]

(trough is a kind of ...) a container that is used to put or keep things in

(... is a kind of trough ) a trough that can be rocked back and forth; used by gold miners to shake auriferous earth in water in order to separate the gold

Definition 4: a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed) - [noun denoting object]

(trough is a kind of ...) a sunken or depressed geological formation

(... is a kind of trough ) a low area (especially a marshy area between ridges)

Definition 5: a treasury for government funds - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for trough in the sense of this definition

(trough is a kind of ...) the funds of a government or institution or individual

Definition 6: a concave shape with an open top - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for trough in the sense of this definition

(trough is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bends inward

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