What does Gulf mean?

Definitions for Gulfgʌlf

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Gulf.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gulf(noun)

    an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay

  2. gulf, disconnect, disconnection(noun)

    an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding)

    "he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends"; "there is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy"

  3. gulf(noun)

    a deep wide chasm


  1. gulf(Noun)

    A hollow place in the earth; an abyss; a deep chasm or basin.

  2. gulf(Noun)

    That which swallows; the gullet.

  3. gulf(Noun)

    That which swallows irretrievably; a whirlpool; a sucking eddy.

  4. gulf(Noun)

    A portion of an ocean or sea extending into the land; a partially landlocked sea; as, the Gulf of Mexico or Persian Gulf.

  5. gulf(Noun)

    A large deposit of ore in a lode.

  6. Origin: From golfe, from golfo, from colfos, from κόλπος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gulf(noun)

    a hollow place in the earth; an abyss; a deep chasm or basin,

  2. Gulf(noun)

    that which swallows; the gullet

  3. Gulf(noun)

    that which swallows irretrievably; a whirlpool; a sucking eddy

  4. Gulf(noun)

    a portion of an ocean or sea extending into the land; a partially land-locked sea; as, the Gulf of Mexico

  5. Gulf(noun)

    a large deposit of ore in a lode

  6. Origin: [F. golfe, It. golfo, fr. Gr. ko`lpos bosom, bay, gulf, LGr. ko`lfos.]


  1. Gulf

    Gulf is a novella by Robert A. Heinlein, originally published as a serial in the November and December 1949 issues of Astounding Science Fiction. It concerns a secret society of geniuses who act to protect humanity. The novel Friday, written in 1982, was loosely a sequel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gulf

    gulf, n. a hollow or indentation in the sea-coast: a deep place in the earth: an abyss: a whirlpool: anything insatiable: in Oxford and Cambridge examinations, the place of those next to the pass, but not bad enough to fail.—v.t. to engulf.—n. Gulf′-weed, a large olive-brown sea-weed with stalked air-bladders.—adj. Gulf′y, full of gulfs or whirlpools.—Gulf Stream, a great current of warm water flowing out of the Gulf of Mexico through the Strait of Florida, along the eastern coast of the United States of America, then deflected near the banks of Newfoundland diagonally across the Atlantic. [O. Fr. golfe—Late Gr. kolphos—Gr. kolpos, the bosom.]

Suggested Resources

  1. GULF

    What does GULF stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the GULF acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Gulf' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3931

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Gulf' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4035


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gulf in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gulf in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dan Quayle, 4/11/91 (reported in Esquire, 8/92):

    [The U.S. victory in Gulf war was] a stirring victory for the forces of aggression.

  2. Wall Street Journal, March 15, 1991:

    Before the Gulf War started, the Iraqi Army was the the fourth largest in the world. Now, its the second largest army in Iraq.

  3. The Coast:

    Part of his effort was to make world peace but he got caught up in the Gulf Stream, the chances of muscling out of the Gulf Stream were pretty low.

  4. Emad Mostaque:

    It seems to me that the spending will continue in the Gulf...There are plenty of stocks in the Gulf and neighbouring regions offering huge dividend returns that will likely be the stars of next year in (hopefully) a less volatile manner.

  5. Abdul Rahman Hammoud:

    We are a tribal community and Gulf hunters are our guests. After the abduction, not a single hunter from the Gulf is coming to Iraq anymore, fearing from being kidnapped. It will take a long time to repair the damage and convince Gulf hunters to resume their Iraq trips.

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