Meaning of GUTTER in English

GUTTER

n. & v.

--n.

1. a shallow trough below the eaves of a house, or a channel at the side of a street, to carry off rainwater.

2 (prec. by the) a poor or degraded background or environment.

3 an open conduit along which liquid flows out.

4 a groove.

5 a track made by the flow of water.

--v.

1. intr. flow in streams.

2 tr. furrow, channel.

Phrases and idioms:

gutter press sensational journalism concerned esp. with the private lives of public figures.

Etymology: ME f. AF gotere, OF gotiere ult. f. L gutta drop

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.