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gulf

 (gŭlf)
n.
1. Abbr. G. A large area of a sea or ocean partially enclosed by land, especially a long landlocked portion of sea opening through a strait.
2. A deep, wide chasm; an abyss.
3. A wide gap, as in understanding: "the gulf between the Victorian sensibility and our own" (Babette Deutsch).
4. Something, such as a whirlpool, that draws down or engulfs.
tr.v. gulfed, gulf·ing, gulfs
To engulf.

[Middle English goulf, from Old French golfe, from Old Italian golfo, from Late Latin colpus, colfus, from Greek kolpos, bosom, gulf.]

gulf

(ɡʌlf)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a large deep bay
2. (Physical Geography) a deep chasm
3. something that divides or separates, such as a lack of understanding
4. something that engulfs, such as a whirlpool
vb
(tr) to swallow up; engulf
[C14: from Old French golfe, from Italian golfo, from Greek kolpos]
ˈgulfˌlike adj
ˈgulfy adj

Gulf

(ɡʌlf)
n
1. (Placename) the Persian Gulf
2. (Placename)
a. the Gulf of Carpentaria
b. (modifier) of, relating to, or adjoining the Gulf: Gulf country.
3. (Placename) NZ the Hauraki Gulf

gulf

(gʌlf)

n.
1. a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land.
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.
v.t.
5. to swallow up; engulf.
[1300–50; < Old French golfe < Italian golfo < Late Greek kólphos, Greek kólpos bosom, lap, bay]

gulf

(gŭlf)
A large body of ocean or sea water that is partly surrounded by land.

gulf


Past participle: gulfed
Gerund: gulfing

Imperative
gulf
gulf
Present
I gulf
you gulf
he/she/it gulfs
we gulf
you gulf
they gulf
Preterite
I gulfed
you gulfed
he/she/it gulfed
we gulfed
you gulfed
they gulfed
Present Continuous
I am gulfing
you are gulfing
he/she/it is gulfing
we are gulfing
you are gulfing
they are gulfing
Present Perfect
I have gulfed
you have gulfed
he/she/it has gulfed
we have gulfed
you have gulfed
they have gulfed
Past Continuous
I was gulfing
you were gulfing
he/she/it was gulfing
we were gulfing
you were gulfing
they were gulfing
Past Perfect
I had gulfed
you had gulfed
he/she/it had gulfed
we had gulfed
you had gulfed
they had gulfed
Future
I will gulf
you will gulf
he/she/it will gulf
we will gulf
you will gulf
they will gulf
Future Perfect
I will have gulfed
you will have gulfed
he/she/it will have gulfed
we will have gulfed
you will have gulfed
they will have gulfed
Future Continuous
I will be gulfing
you will be gulfing
he/she/it will be gulfing
we will be gulfing
you will be gulfing
they will be gulfing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gulfing
you have been gulfing
he/she/it has been gulfing
we have been gulfing
you have been gulfing
they have been gulfing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gulfing
you will have been gulfing
he/she/it will have been gulfing
we will have been gulfing
you will have been gulfing
they will have been gulfing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gulfing
you had been gulfing
he/she/it had been gulfing
we had been gulfing
you had been gulfing
they had been gulfing
Conditional
I would gulf
you would gulf
he/she/it would gulf
we would gulf
you would gulf
they would gulf
Past Conditional
I would have gulfed
you would have gulfed
he/she/it would have gulfed
we would have gulfed
you would have gulfed
they would have gulfed

gulf

A very big and deep coastal inlet, larger than a bay.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gulf - an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by landgulf - an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
sea - a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
2.gulf - 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"
disparity - inequality or difference in some respect
3.gulf - a deep wide chasm
chasm - a deep opening in the earth's surface

gulf

noun
1. bay, bight, sea inlet Hurricane Andrew was last night heading into the Gulf of Mexico.
2. chasm, opening, split, gap, rent, breach, separation, void, rift, abyss, cleft the gulf between rural and urban life

gulf

noun
Something of immeasurable and vast extent:
abysm, abyss, chasm, deep, depth (often used in plural).
Translations
خَليج
záliv
golfhavbugt
flói
įlanka
jūras līcis
zaliv
golf

gulf

[gʌlf]
A. N (= bay) → golfo m; (= chasm) (also fig) → abismo m
the (Persian) Gulfel Golfo (Pérsico)
the Gulf of Mexicoel Golfo de Méjico or (LAm) México
the Gulf of Suezel Golfo de Suez
B. CPD the Gulf States NPLlos países del Golfo
the Gulf Stream Nla corriente del Golfo

Gulf

[ˈgʌlf] n
the Gulf → le Golfe (Persique) Gulf Crisis

gulf

[ˈgʌlf] n
(GEOGRAPHY)golfe m
(= divide) → fossé m
a growing gulf between rich and poor → un fossé de plus en plus important entre les riches et les pauvresGulf Crisis Gulf crisis n
the Gulf Crisis → la crise du GolfeGulf of Mexico n
the Gulf of Mexico → le golfe du MexiqueGulf States npl
the Gulf States (in Middle East)les pays mpl du Golfe; (in US)les États mpl du golfe du Mexique

gulf

n
(= bay)Golf m, → Meerbusen m; the Gulf of Mexicoder Golf von Mexiko; the Gulf of Bothniader Bottnische Meerbusen; the (Persian) Gulfder (Persische) Golf
(lit, fig: = chasm) → tiefe Kluft

Gulf

:
Gulf States
pl the Gulfdie Golfstaaten pl
Gulf Stream
nGolfstrom m
Gulf War
nGolfkrieg m

gulf

[gʌlf] n (bay) → golfo; (chasm, also) (fig) → abisso
the (Persian) Gulf → il Golfo Persico

gulf

(galf) noun
a part of the sea with land round a large part of it. the Gulf of Mexico.
References in classic literature ?
in the direction of the Sea of Oman, between Arabia and the Indian Peninsula, which serves as an outlet to the Persian Gulf.
I will," declared the Scarecrow, "for, if you found that you could not jump over the gulf, Dorothy would be killed, or the Tin Woodman badly dented on the rocks below.
Across the gulf was a narrow bridge of rock, and at the other end of the bridge was an arched opening that led into the mountain.
It is separated from the mainland by the Gulf of California, sometimes called the Vermilion Sea; into this gulf empties the Colorado of the West, the Seeds-ke-dee, or Green River, as it is also sometimes called.
The gulf between us was further revealed when, at length coming to our inn, we sat down to dinner.
The author embarks with the patriarch, narrowly escapes shipwreck near the isle of Socotora; enters the Arabian Gulf, and the Red Sea.
More snow came before New Year's, and the harbor froze over, but the gulf still was free, beyond the white, imprisoned fields.
We were now bound to the Gulf of Persia, and from thence to the coast of Coromandel, only to touch at Surat; but the chief of the supercargo's design lay at the Bay of Bengal, where, if he missed his business outward-bound, he was to go out to China, and return to the coast as he came home.
Death was in that poisonous wave, And in its gulf a fitting grave For him who thence could solace bring To his lone imagining -- Whose solitary soul could make An Eden of that dim lake.
And then, one day, without warning, the gulf between them was bridged for a moment, and thereafter, though the gulf remained, it was ever narrower.
It was for the Mediterranean sailors that fair-haired sirens sang among the black rocks seething in white foam and mysterious voices spoke in the darkness above the moving wave - voices menacing, seductive, or prophetic, like that voice heard at the beginning of the Christian era by the master of an African vessel in the Gulf of Syrta, whose calm nights are full of strange murmurs and flitting shadows.
And it was not comforting in the least to hear him begin to mutter crazily about the late captain, that old man buried in latitude 8 d 20', right in our way --ambushed at the entrance of the Gulf.