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trough

 (trôf, trŏf)
n.
1.
a. A long, narrow, generally shallow receptacle for holding water or feed for animals.
b. Any of various similar containers for domestic or industrial use, such as kneading or washing.
2. A gutter under the edge of a roof for carrying off rainwater.
3. A long, narrow depression, as between waves or ridges.
4. A low point in a business cycle or on a statistical graph.
5. Meteorology An elongated region of relatively low atmospheric pressure, often associated with a front.
6. Physics A minimum point in a wave or an alternating signal.

[Middle English, from Old English trog; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]
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trough

(trɒf)
n
1. a narrow open container, esp one in which food or water for animals is put
2. a narrow channel, gutter, or gulley
3. (Physical Geography) a narrow depression either in the land surface, ocean bed, or between two successive waves
4. (Physical Geography) meteorol an elongated area of low pressure, esp an extension of a depression. Compare ridge6
5. a single or temporary low point; depression
6. (General Physics) physics the portion of a wave, such as a light wave, in which the amplitude lies below its average value
7. (Economics) economics the lowest point or most depressed stage of the trade cycle
vb
(intr) informal to eat, consume, or take greedily
[Old English trōh; related to Old Saxon, Old Norse trog trough, Dutch trügge ladle]
ˈtroughˌlike adj
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trough

(trɔf, trɒf or, sometimes, trɔθ, trɒθ)

n.
1. a long, narrow, open receptacle, usu. boxlike in shape, used chiefly to hold water or food for animals.
2. any of several similarly shaped receptacles used for various commercial or household purposes.
3. a channel or conduit for conveying water, as a gutter under the eaves of a building.
4. any long depression or hollow.
5. a long, wide, and deep depression in the ocean floor having gently sloping sides, wider and shallower than a trench.
6. an elongated area of relatively low barometric pressure.
7. the lowest point, esp. in an economic cycle.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English trōh, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old Norse trog, Old High German troc]
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trough

(trôf)
The lowest part of a wave. See more at wave.
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trough

An elongated area of low pressure between two areas of high pressure.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trough - a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)trough - a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)
natural depression, depression - a sunken or depressed geological formation
swale - a low area (especially a marshy area between ridges)
2.trough - a channel along the eaves or on the rooftrough - a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
channel - 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"
slideway, sloping trough, chute, slide - sloping channel through which things can descend
cullis - a gutter in a roof
gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback roof, saddleback - a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end
3.trough - a concave shape with an open toptrough - a concave shape with an open top  
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature - a shape that curves or bends inward
4.trough - a treasury for government fundstrough - a treasury for government funds  
exchequer, treasury - the funds of a government or institution or individual
5.trough - a long narrow shallow receptacletrough - a long narrow shallow receptacle  
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
cradle, rocker - 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
6.trough - a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feedtrough - a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed
bunk, feed bunk - a long trough for feeding cattle
container - 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)
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trough

noun manger, crib, water trough The old stone cattle trough still sits by the entrance.
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Translations
جُرْنحَوْض لِعَلَف الماشِيَهغَوْرنِطاق طولي من الضَّغْط المُنْخَفِض
korytoúdolídeprese
trugbølgedalkarlavtryksområderende
kaukalo
korito
vályúhullámvölgylégnyomási teknõ
lágòrÿstisvæîi, lægîöldudalurtrog
かいば桶
여물통
lovysžemo slėgio zona
ieplakasilezema spiediena josla
brázda nízkeho tlaku
korito
tråg
รางอาหารหรือน้ำสำหรับสัตว์
yalakyemlikalçak basınç alanıiki dalga arası çukuru
máng ăn

trough

[trɒf] N
1. (= depression) → depresión f, hoyo m; (between waves, on graph) → seno m; (= channel) → canal m (fig) → parte f baja, punto m más bajo
see also peak A3
2. (Met) → zona f de bajas presiones
3. (for animals) (= feeding trough) → comedero m, pesebre m; (= drinking trough) → abrevadero m, bebedero m; (= kneading trough) → artesa f
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trough

[ˈtrɒf] n
(also drinking trough) → abreuvoir m
(also feeding trough) → auge f
(= low area between waves) → creux m
(= low point) (in trade, business, consumption, evolution)creux m
to be in a trough [person, industry, market] → être au creux de la vague
(METEOROLOGY) trough of low pressure → dépression f
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trough

n
(= container)Trog m; drinking troughWassertrog m
(= depression)Furche f, → Rille f; (between waves, on graph) → Tal nt; (Met) → Trog m; trough of depressionTiefdrucktrog m
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trough

[trɒf] n
a. (also feeding trough) → mangiatoia, trogolo (also drinking trough) → abbeveratoio; (channel) → canale m
b. (between waves) → cavo; (on graph) → punto più basso (Met) trough of low pressurearea di bassa pressione, depressione f
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trough

(trof) noun
1. a long, low, open container for animals' food or water. a drinking-trough for the cattle.
2. a low part between two waves (in the sea etc). The boat went down into a trough.
3. an area of low pressure in the atmosphere, usually causing rain.
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trough

جُرْن koryto trug Trog σκάφη abrevadero kaukalo abreuvoir korito trogolo かいば桶 여물통 trog trau koryto bebedouro корыто tråg รางอาหารหรือน้ำสำหรับสัตว์ yalak máng ăn
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trough

n. canal o zanja.
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