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English noun: trough

1. trough (object) a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)

Broader (hypernym)depression, natural depression

Narrower (hyponym)swale

2. trough (artifact) a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater


Broader (hypernym)channel

Narrower (hyponym)chute, cullis, slide, slideway, sloping trough

Part meronymgable roof, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof

3. trough (shape) a concave shape with an open top


Broader (hypernym)concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature

4. trough (possession) a treasury for government funds

Synonymspublic treasury, till

Broader (hypernym)exchequer, treasury

5. trough (artifact) a long narrow shallow receptacle

Broader (hypernym)receptacle

Narrower (hyponym)cradle, rocker

6. trough (artifact) a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed


Broader (hypernym)container

Narrower (hyponym)bunk, feed bunk

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