Gulf

  • 21 gulf — [[t]gʌ̱lf[/t]] gulfs 1) N COUNT: oft N between pl n A gulf is an important or significant difference between two people, things, or groups. Within society, there is a growing gulf between rich and poor. ...the gulf between rural and urban life.… …

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  • 22 gulf — /gʌlf / (say gulf) noun 1. a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land. 2. a deep hollow; chasm or abyss. 3. any wide separation, as in social class, education, etc.: *It was over Baby Julia that the gulf between Major and Captain first… …

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  • 23 gulf — n. & v. n. 1 a stretch of sea consisting of a deep inlet with a narrow mouth. 2 (the Gulf) the Persian Gulf. 3 a deep hollow; a chasm or abyss. 4 a wide difference of feelings, opinion, etc. v.tr. engulf; swallow up. Phrases and idioms: Gulf… …

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  • 24 Gulf — (Roget s Thesaurus) Lake. < N PARAG:Gulf >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 land covered with water land covered with water gulf gulph bay inlet bight estuary arm of the sea bayou =>(U.S.) fiord armlet Sgm: N 1 frit …

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  • 25 gulf — noun 1) our ship sailed into the gulf Syn: inlet, bay, bight, cove, fjord, estuary, sound 2) the ice gave way and a gulf widened slowly Syn: hole, crevasse, fissure, cleft, split …

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  • 26 gulf — en·gulf; en·gulf·ment; gulf; …

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  • 27 gulf — n. heroin from the Persian Gulf region. (Drugs.) □ This gulf is flooding the country. D Those pushers can call anything gulf. How does anybody know where it’s from? …

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  • 28 gulf — I. noun Etymology: Middle English goulf, from Middle French golfe, from Italian golfo, from Late Latin colpus, from Greek kolpos bosom, gulf; akin to Old English hwealf vault, Old High German walbo Date: 15th century 1. a part of an ocean or sea… …

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  • 29 gulf — noun 1) our ship sailed into the gulf Syn: bay, inlet, cove, bight, fjord, estuary, sound; Scottish firth 2) a gulf between rich and poor Syn: gap, divide, separation, differ …

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  • 30 gulf — [gʌlf] noun [C] 1) a large and important difference between people or groups Syn: chasm trying to close the widening gulf between the rich and the poor[/ex] 2) a large area of sea that is almost surrounded by land the Persian Gulf[/ex] …

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  • 31 gulf — [14] Gulf comes from Greek kólphos, which meant originally ‘bosom’. It was later extended metaphorically to denote ‘bag’, and also ‘trough between waves’, and these senses (the latter modified to ‘abyss’) followed it through Vulgar Latin *colphus …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 32 gulf —    A relatively large part of an ocean or sea extending far into the land, partly enclosed by an extensive sweep of the coast, and opened to the sea through a strait (e.g., Gulf of Mexico); the largest of various forms of inlets of the sea. It is …

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  • 33 gulf — noun 1》 a deep inlet of the sea almost surrounded by land, with a narrow mouth. 2》 a deep ravine or chasm. 3》 a substantial difference between two people, concepts, or situations. Origin ME: from OFr. golfe, from Ital. golfo, based on Gk kolpos… …

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  • 34 Gulf — Sp Gálfas Ap Gulf L JAV apyg. (Florida) …

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  • 35 Gulf — Admin ASC 1 Code Orig. name Gulf Country and Admin Code PG.02 PG …

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  • 36 Gulf — /gʌlf/ (say gulf) noun a province in southern PNG. 34 500 km2. Administrative Centre: Kerema …

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  • 37 gulf — įlanka statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vandenyno, jūros, ežero arba tvenkinio dalis, įsiterpusi į sausumą. Kai kurios įlankų rūšys turi savo pavadinimus, pvz., estuarija, fjordas, lagūna, marios. atitikmenys: angl. bay; gulf …

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  • 38 gulf — [14] Gulf comes from Greek kólphos, which meant originally ‘bosom’. It was later extended metaphorically to denote ‘bag’, and also ‘trough between waves’, and these senses (the latter modified to ‘abyss’) followed it through Vulgar Latin *colphus …

    Word origins

  • 39 Gulf of Ob — noun an inlet of the Kara Sea in western Siberia • Syn: ↑Bay of Ob • Instance Hypernyms: ↑gulf • Part Holonyms: ↑Siberia, ↑Kara Sea …

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  • 40 gulf — an area of sea that penetrates inland, larger than a bay, where the opening is larger than the inland penetration …

    Dictionary of ichthyology