Associations to the word «Gutter»


GUTTER, noun. A prepared channel in a surface, especially at the side of a road adjacent to a curb, intended for the drainage of water.
GUTTER, noun. A ditch along the side of a road.
GUTTER, noun. A duct or channel beneath the eaves of a building to carry rain water; eavestrough.
GUTTER, noun. (bowling) A groove down the sides of a bowling lane.
GUTTER, noun. A large groove (commonly behind animals) in a barn used for the collection and removal of animal excrement.
GUTTER, noun. Any narrow channel or groove, such as one formed by erosion in the vent of a gun from repeated firing.
GUTTER, noun. A space between printed columns of text.
GUTTER, noun. (philately) An unprinted space between rows of stamps.
GUTTER, noun. (British) A drainage channel.
GUTTER, noun. The notional locus of things, acts, or events which are distasteful, ill bred or morally questionable.
GUTTER, noun. (figuratively) A low, vulgar state.
GUTTER, verb. To flow or stream; to form gutters. [from late 14th c.]
GUTTER, verb. (of a candle) To melt away by having the molten wax run down along the side of the candle. [from early 18th c.]
GUTTER, verb. (of a small flame) To flicker as if about to be extinguished.
GUTTER, verb. (transitive) To send (a bowling ball) into the gutter, not hitting any pins.
GUTTER, verb. (transitive) To supply with a gutter or gutters.
GUTTER, verb. (transitive) To cut or form into small longitudinal hollows; to channel.
GUTTER, noun. One who or that which guts.
GUTTER BALL, noun. (bowling) A ball that rolls into the gutter without striking any pins.
GUTTER MOUTH, noun. Alternative form of guttermouth
GUTTER OUT, verb. (intransitive) (of a light source) To become extinguished.
GUTTER OUT, verb. (intransitive) To dwindle down to nothing, to reach a value of zero.
GUTTER PRESS, noun. (British) (pejorative) Derogative term for the sensationalist tabloid newspapers in general.

Dictionary definition

GUTTER, noun. A channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater.
GUTTER, noun. 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".
GUTTER, noun. A worker who guts things (fish or buildings or cars etc.).
GUTTER, noun. A tool for gutting fish.
GUTTER, verb. Burn unsteadily, feebly, or low; flicker; "The cooling lava continued to gutter toward lower ground".
GUTTER, verb. Flow in small streams; "Tears guttered down her face".
GUTTER, verb. Wear or cut gutters into; "The heavy rain guttered the soil".
GUTTER, verb. Provide with gutters; "gutter the buildings".

Wise words

The words of truth are simple.