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Meaning & Definition of Gutter in English

English

Gutter

/gətər/

noun

1. A channel along the eaves or on the roof

  • Collects and carries away rainwater
    synonym:
  • gutter
  • ,
  • trough

2. Misfortune resulting in lost effort or money

  • "His career was in the gutter"
  • "All that work went down the sewer"
  • "Pensions are in the toilet"
    synonym:
  • gutter
  • ,
  • sewer
  • ,
  • toilet

3. A worker who guts things (fish or buildings or cars etc.)

    synonym:
  • gutter

4. A tool for gutting fish

    synonym:
  • gutter

verb

1. Burn unsteadily, feebly, or low

  • Flicker
  • "The cooling lava continued to gutter toward lower ground"
    synonym:
  • gutter

2. Flow in small streams

  • "Tears guttered down her face"
    synonym:
  • gutter

3. Wear or cut gutters into

  • "The heavy rain guttered the soil"
    synonym:
  • gutter

4. Provide with gutters

  • "Gutter the buildings"
    synonym:
  • gutter