Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “gutter”

gutter

noun  /ˈɡʌt̬·ər/ us  

gutter noun (CHANNEL)

[C] a channel at the lower edge of a roof for carrying away rain, or a side of a road that is lower than the center of the road, where water and garbage collects: Every fall we have to clean leaves out of the gutters.

gutter noun (BAD MORALITY)

[U] a condition of very low moral standards: The campaign went right into the gutter once the candidates started debating. [U] Gutter talk is offensive language.
(Definition of gutter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of gutter?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “gutter” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

see the light of day

When something sees the light of day, it appears for the first time.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More