What is the meaning of gutter?


  • A channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater.
  • Misfortune resulting in lost effort or money.
    • usage: "his career was in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer"; "pensions are in the toilet"
  • A worker who guts things (fish or buildings or cars etc.. )
  • A tool for gutting fish.


  • Burn unsteadily, feebly, or low; flicker.
    • usage: "The cooling lava continued to gutter toward lower ground"
  • Flow in small streams.
    • usage: "Tears guttered down her face"
  • Wear or cut gutters into.
    • usage: "The heavy rain guttered the soil"
  • Provide with gutters.
    • usage: "gutter the buildings"
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APAWordNet. (2010). gutter. Retrieved September 26, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/gutter/definitions/1204616
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HarvardWordNet 2010, gutter, Smart Define, viewed 26 September, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/gutter/definitions/1204616>.
MLAWordNet. "gutter" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 September 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/gutter/definitions/1204616>
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