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Meaning of GULF

Pronunciation:  gulf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding); "he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends"
  2. [n]  a deep wide chasm
  3. [n]  an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay

GULF is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: body of water, chasm, disparity, Golfo de Mexico, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Akaba, Gulf of Alaska, Gulf of Antalya, Gulf of Aqaba, Gulf of Bothnia, Gulf of California, Gulf of Corinth, Gulf of Finland, Gulf of Guinea, Gulf of Lepanto, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Gulf of Siam, Gulf of Sidra, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Gulf of Suez, Gulf of Tehuantepec, Gulf of Thailand, Persian Gulf, sea, Sea of Cortes, water



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gulf\, n. [F. golfe, It. golfo, fr. Gr. ? bosom, bay,
gulf, LGr. ?.]
1. A hollow place in the earth; an abyss; a deep chasm or

         He then surveyed Hell and the gulf between.

         Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed.
                                               --Luke xvi.

2. That which swallows; the gullet. [Obs.] --Shak.

3. That which swallows irretrievably; a whirlpool; a sucking
   eddy. --Shak.

         A gulf of ruin, swallowing gold.      --Tennyson.

4. (Geog.) A portion of an ocean or sea extending into the
   land; a partially land-locked sea; as, the Gulf of Mexico.

5. (Mining) A large deposit of ore in a lode.

{Gulf Stream} (Geog.), the warm ocean current of the North

Note: It originates in the westward equatorial current, due
      to the trade winds, is deflected northward by Cape St.
      Roque through the Gulf of Mexico, and flows parallel to
      the coast of North America, turning eastward off the
      island of Nantucket. Its average rate of flow is said
      to be about two miles an hour. The similar Japan
      current, or Kuro-Siwo, is sometimes called the Gulf
      Stream of the Pacific.

{Gulf weed} (Bot.), a branching seaweed ({Sargassum
   bacciferum}, or sea grape), having numerous berrylike air
   vessels, -- found in the Gulf Stream, in the Sargasso Sea,
   and elsewhere.

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