Noun(1) a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed(2) a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater(3) a concave shape with an open top(4) a treasury for government funds(5) a long narrow shallow receptacle(6) a container (usually in a barn or stable
(1) a water trough(2) In the record year of 1923-24 the monsoon trough stayed well north, and the season was notable for its lack of cyclone activity.(3) Such species as love birds, parrots and doves are spending more time near the water trough and less on picking for food.(4) The change was due to a rather insignificant cold front and upper trough crossing the western sub-continent and shifting whatever lay ahead of it eastwards.(5) The result is a ├ö├ç├┐living wall├ö├ç├û designed to look like the traditional version but with a soil-filled trough filled with climbing plants to eventually cover it.(6) Each of the plants suggested will work well in a rock garden trough ; their flowers and foliage contrasting beautifully with a gravel top dressing.(7) Inside, the spring runs the length of the building in a wooden trough .(8) Remember, while dedicated rock gardens are good for medium to large gardens with lots of space, you can have just as much fun with the same plants grown in a salt-glazed trough or hollowed-out log round.(9) a vast glacial trough(10) The weather systems responsible for transporting heat and moisture towards Antarctica have their origins in the midlatitudes of the Southern Hemisphere or in the circumpolar trough of low pressure.(11) The top of each trough was insulated by sheets of polystyrofoam on which the plants were anchored.(12) The entire area can be hosed out with the water and dirt draining into a trough behind the rear seats.(13) These animals come to the trough , as it is a major water source during dry seasons.(14) Now, Hawaiian surf officially is measured by estimating the actual height between the crest and the trough of the breaking waves.(15) The captive wave places so much drag on the hull that it cannot climb up the wave's back and move ahead of it; the vessel sinks into the trough between crests.(16) The statue, with outspread wings and hands raised benevolently, was on a trough where horses drank before pulling their heavy loads up the hill.