Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “gutter”

See all translations

gutter

noun uk   /ˈɡʌt.ər/ us    /ˈɡʌt̬.ɚ/

gutter noun (CHANNEL)

[C] the edge of a road where rain flows away [C] an open pipe at the lower edge of a roof which collects and carries away rain

gutter noun (SOCIAL LEVEL)

the gutter [S] the lowest level, especially of society: Born to a poverty-stricken family, she dragged herself out of the gutter to become one of the wealthiest people in Britain today.

gutter

verb [I] uk   /ˈɡʌt.ər/ us    /ˈɡʌt̬.ɚ/ literary
(of a flame or candle) to burn unevenly and weakly, especially before completely stopping burning: a guttering candle
(Definition of gutter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of gutter?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “gutter”

Definitions of “gutter” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beginner's luck

unexpected success experienced by a person who is just starting a particular activity

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More