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gutter


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gutter  \Gut*ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Guttered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Guttering}.] 
  1.  To  cut  or  form  into  small  longitudinal  hollows;  to 
  channel.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  supply  with  a  gutter  or  gutters.  [R.]  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gutter  \Gut"ter\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  channeled,  as  a  candle  when  the  flame  flares  in  the 
  wind. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gutter  \Gut"ter\,  n.  [OE.  gotere,  OF  goutiere  F.  goutti[`e]re, 
  fr  OF  gote,  goute,  drop,  F.  goutte,  fr  L.  gutta.] 
  1.  A  channel  at  the  eaves  of  a  roof  for  conveying  away  the 
  rain;  an  eaves  channel;  an  eaves  trough. 
 
  2.  A  small  channel  at  the  roadside  or  elsewhere,  to  lead  off 
  surface  water. 
 
  Gutters  running  with  ale.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Any  narrow  channel  or  groove;  as  a  gutter  formed  by 
  erosion  in  the  vent  of  a  gun  from  repeated  firing. 
 
  {Gutter  member}  (Arch.),  an  architectural  member  made  by 
  treating  the  outside  face  of  the  gutter  in  a  decorative 
  fashion,  or  by  crowning  it  with  ornaments,  regularly 
  spaced,  like  a  diminutive  battlement. 
 
  {Gutter  plane},  a  carpenter's  plane  with  a  rounded  bottom  for 
  planing  out  gutters. 
 
  {Gutter  snipe},  a  neglected  boy  running  at  large  a  street 
  Arab.  [Slang] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gutter 
  n  :  a  channel  along  the  eaves  or  on  the  roof;  collects  and 
  carries  away  rainwater  [syn:  {trough}] 
  v  1:  burn  unsteadily,  feebly,  or  low  flicker 
  2:  flow  in  small  streams;  "Tears  guttered  down  her  face" 
  3:  wear  or  cut  gutters  into:  "The  heavy  rain  guttered  the  soil" 
  4:  provide  with  gutters,  of  buildings 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gutter 
  Heb.  tsinnor  (2  Sam.  5:8).  This  Hebrew  word  occurs  only 
  elsewhere  in  Ps  42:7  in  the  plural,  where  it  is  rendered 
  "waterspouts."  It  denotes  some  passage  through  which  water 
  passed;  a  water-course. 
 
  In  Gen.  30:38,  41  the  Hebrew  word  rendered  gutters"  is 
  _rahat_,  and  denotes  vessels  overflowing  with  water  for  cattle 
  (Ex.  2:16);  drinking-troughs. 
 




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