verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of gutter
Related Words for guttereaves, duct, tube, dike, pipe, sewer, culvert, conduit, funnel, drain, gully, spout, trench, sluice, trough, moat, channel, watercourse, runnel, fosse
Examples from the Web for gutter
Contemporary Examples of gutter
He piles the trash into the can and stands in the gutter, waiting for the light to change.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis
June 7, 2014
Speaking with The Tottenville Review, Foy calls his school of writing “gutter opera.”Novelist D. Foy Dubs His Debut ‘Gutter Opera’ And Who Are We To Argue?
May 12, 2014
But all publications seem to go to the gutter when it comes to Lewinsky.Stop Slut-Shaming Monica Lewinsky!
May 7, 2014
But I reserve the distinction for gutter dwelling and otherwise abhorrent behavior to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.Lack of Civility is Destroying Washington D.C.
April 11, 2014
Davis begins the film, punched by an aggressor into the gutter and ends it the same way.Why No Oscar Love For 'Inside Llewyn Davis'?
January 20, 2014
Historical Examples of gutter
I can throw him in the gutter as easy as I could them young ones, and he knows it.
A dozen times on the way home had Dirk been on the point of consigning it to the gutter.
Why, they might just as well be thrown into the gutter and carried off in the scavenger's cart.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
They gutter highways, but oftenest let Low Ways gutter them.
You have begun life at the top of the tree, and you have chosen to fling your chances into the gutter.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
- the space between two pages in a forme
- the white space between the facing pages of an open book
- the space between two columns of type
Word Origin for gutter
late 13c., "watercourse, water drainage channel along the side of a street," from Anglo-Norman gotere, from Old French guitere, goutiere (13c., Modern French gouttière) "gutter, spout" (of water), from goute "a drop," from Latin gutta "a drop." Meaning "furrow made by running water" is from 1580s. Meaning "trough under the eaves of a roof to carry off rainwater" is from mid-14c. Figurative sense of "low, profane" is from 1818. In printers' slang, from 1841.
late 14c., "to make or run in channels," from gutter (n.). In reference to candles (1706) it is from the channel that forms on the side as the molten wax flows off. Related: Guttered; guttering.
see in the gutter.