Definitions for Gulfgʌlf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gulfgʌlf(n.)

  1. a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land.

    Category: Oceanography

  2. a deep hollow; abyss.

  3. any wide divergence, as between individuals in social status, opinion, etc., or between theory and practice.

  4. something that engulfs or swallows up.

  5. (v.t.)to swallow up; engulf.

Origin of gulf:

1300–50; < OF golfe < It golfo < LGk kólphos, Gk kólpos bosom, lap, bay

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gulf(noun)ʌlf

    a large area of ocean mostly surrounded by land

    the Gulf of Mexico

  2. gulfʌlf

    a large difference

    the growing gulf between the rich and the rest of society

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.

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


Translations for Gulf

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gulf(noun)

a part of the sea with land round a large part of it

the Gulf of Mexico.

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