trough: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (trôf, trof or, sometimes, trôth, troth), [key]
- a long, narrow, open receptacle, usually boxlike in shape, used chiefly to hold water or food for animals.
- any of several similarly shaped receptacles used for various commercial or household purposes.
- a channel or conduit for conveying water, as a gutter under the eaves of a building for carrying away rain water.
- any long depression or hollow, as between two ridges or waves.
- a long, wide, and deep depression in the ocean floor having gently sloping sides, wider and shallower than a trench. Cf.(def. 4).
- an elongated area of relatively low pressure.
- the lowest point, esp. in an economic cycle.
- trough (Thesaurus)