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Definition of Trough

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long and narrow receptacle (e.g. for holding food and water for animals); channel or drain for transporting water; elongated depression between two waves; elongated area of low pressure (Meteorology); low point
Trough Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Any channel, receptacle, or depression, of a long and narrow shape; as, trough between two ridges, etc.
  
(n.)
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.
  
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trough
\trough\ (?), n. (meteor.) the transverse section of a cyclonic area where the barometric pressure, neither rising nor falling, has reached its lowest point.
trough
\trough\ (?), n. [oe. trough, trogh, as. trog, troh; akin to d., g., & icel. trog, sw. tr?g, dan. trug; probably originally meaning, made of wood, and akin to e. tree. &?; & 241. see tree, and cf. trug.]
1. 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.
2. any channel, receptacle, or depression, of a long and narrow shape; as, trough between two ridges, etc.
trough
gutter (arch.), a rectangular or v-shaped gutter, usually hung below the eaves of a house.
trough
of the sea, the depression between two waves.
trough
n
1. a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)
2. a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater [syn: gutter]


3. a concave shape with an open top [syn: bowl]


4. a treasury for government funds [syn: public treasury, till]


5. a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed [syn: manger]




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 pneumatic trough 
 slake trough 
 watering trough 
 kneading trough 
 trough of the sea 
 trough gutter 
 inking trough 
 sloping trough 
 kneading-trough 
 trough-shell 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cafn = n. a trough, a canoe
Toeseg = n. a kneading trough
Australian Slang
the solid piece of perfumed disinfectant in a men's urinal
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)
(hypernym) natural depression, depression
2. a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
(synonym) gutter
(hypernym) channel
(hyponym) chute, slide, slideway, sloping trough
(part-holonym) gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof
3. a concave shape with an open top
(synonym) bowl
(hypernym) concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature
4. a treasury for government funds
(synonym) public treasury, till
(hypernym) treasury, exchequer
5. a long narrow shallow receptacle
(hypernym) receptacle
(hyponym) rocker, cradle
6. a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed
(synonym) manger
(hypernym) container
(hyponym) bunk, feed bunk
Trough Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
The transition point between economic recession and recovery.
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Trough Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Economics Glossary
A point in the business cycle corresponding to the end of the slowdown and the beginning of expansion.
Trough Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Soil Glossary - Mani
semi-enclosed windrow with automatic turning equipment mounted on retaining walls.
Agricultural Glossary/yigini2004
- semi-enclosed windrow with automatic turning equipment mounted on retaining walls.
EIA Energy Glossary
High-temperature (180+) concentrator with one axis-tracking.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
An elongated area of low atmospheric pressure that is associated with an area of minimum cyclonic circulation. The opposite of a ridge.
A COMPREHENSIVE GLOSSARY OF WEATHER
An elongated area of relatively low atmospheric pressure, usually not associated with a closed circulation, and thus used to distinguish from a closed low . The opposite of ridge .
Trough Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Trough may refer to:
  • Trough (economics), the lowest turning point of a business cycle
  • Trough (food) or manger, a container for animal feed
  • Watering trough, a receptacle of drinking water for domestic and non-domestic livestock
  • Trough (geology), a long depression less steep than a trench
  • Trough (meteorology), an elongated region of low atmospheric pressure
  • Trough (physics), the lowest point on a wave
  • Trough level (medicine), the lowest level that a medicine is present in the body
  • Langmuir-Blodgett trough, a laboratory instrument
  • Battle of the Trough, a 1756 skirmish of the French and Indian War in West Virginia
  • Sleightholme Beck Gorge - The Troughs, a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Teesdale district of south-west County Durham, England
  • The Trough, a gorge carved by the South Branch Potomac River in West Virginia
  • Trough, an old word for an inkwell

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Trough Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(1) A long, narrow, generally shallow receptacle for holding water or feed for animals; any of various similar containers for domestic or industrial use. (2) A gutter under the eaves of a roof. (3) A long, narrow depression, as between waves or ridges. (4) A long but shallow depression in the bed of the sea. (5) (Meteorology) An elongated region of relatively low atmospheric pressure, often associated with a front.