the gutter

Definition of the gutter

  1. :  the lowest or poorest conditions of human life He squandered all his money and wound up in the gutter.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a trough along the eaves to catch and carry off rainwater

    :  a low area (as at the edge of a street) to carry off surface water (as to a sewer)

    :  a trough or groove to catch and direct something

  1. :  to cut or wear gutters in

    :  to provide with a gutter

    :  to flow in rivulets

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the gutter

    :  marked by extreme vulgarity, cheapness, or indecency

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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