gully


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gul·ly 1

 (gŭl′ē)
n. pl. gul·lies
1. A deep ditch or channel cut in the earth by running water after a prolonged downpour.
2. A channel in the side of a mountain, especially one forming a path for avalanches or rockfall.
v. gul·lied, gul·ly·ing, gul·lies
v.tr.
To wear a deep ditch or channel in.
v.intr.
To form a deep ditch or channel.

[Perhaps alteration of Middle English golet, throat, channel; see gullet.]

gul·ly 2

 (gŭl′ē)
n. pl. gul·lies Chiefly British
A large knife.

[Short for dialectal gully knife : gully (probably alteration of Middle English golet, throat; see gullet) + knife.]

gully

(ˈɡʌlɪ) or

gulley

n, pl -lies or -leys
1. (Physical Geography) a channel or small valley, esp one cut by heavy rainwater
2. (Physical Geography) NZ a small bush-clad valley
3. (Mountaineering) a deep, wide fissure between two buttresses in a mountain face, sometimes containing a stream or scree
4. (Cricket) cricket
a. a fielding position between the slips and point
b. a fielder in this position
5. (Bowls & Bowling) either of the two channels at the side of a tenpin bowling lane
vb, -lies, -lying or -lied
(Physical Geography) (tr) to make (channels) in (the ground, sand, etc)
[C16: from French goulet neck of a bottle; see gullet]

gully

(ˈɡʌlɪ)
n, pl -lies
(Tools) Scot a large knife, such as a butcher's knife
[C16: of obscure origin]

gul•ly

(ˈgʌl i)

n., pl. -lies, n.
1. a small valley or ravine orig. worn away by running water and serving as a drainageway after prolonged heavy rains; gulch.
2. a ditch or gutter.
v.t.
3. to make gullies in.
4. to form (channels) by the action of water.
[1530–40; appar. alter. of gullet, with -y replacing French -et]

gul·ly

(gŭl′ē)
A narrow, steep-sided channel formed in loose earth by running water. A gully is usually dry except after periods of heavy rainfall or after the melting of snow or ice.

gully


Past participle: gullied
Gerund: gullying

Imperative
gully
gully
Present
I gully
you gully
he/she/it gullies
we gully
you gully
they gully
Preterite
I gullied
you gullied
he/she/it gullied
we gullied
you gullied
they gullied
Present Continuous
I am gullying
you are gullying
he/she/it is gullying
we are gullying
you are gullying
they are gullying
Present Perfect
I have gullied
you have gullied
he/she/it has gullied
we have gullied
you have gullied
they have gullied
Past Continuous
I was gullying
you were gullying
he/she/it was gullying
we were gullying
you were gullying
they were gullying
Past Perfect
I had gullied
you had gullied
he/she/it had gullied
we had gullied
you had gullied
they had gullied
Future
I will gully
you will gully
he/she/it will gully
we will gully
you will gully
they will gully
Future Perfect
I will have gullied
you will have gullied
he/she/it will have gullied
we will have gullied
you will have gullied
they will have gullied
Future Continuous
I will be gullying
you will be gullying
he/she/it will be gullying
we will be gullying
you will be gullying
they will be gullying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gullying
you have been gullying
he/she/it has been gullying
we have been gullying
you have been gullying
they have been gullying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gullying
you will have been gullying
he/she/it will have been gullying
we will have been gullying
you will have been gullying
they will have been gullying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gullying
you had been gullying
he/she/it had been gullying
we had been gullying
you had been gullying
they had been gullying
Conditional
I would gully
you would gully
he/she/it would gully
we would gully
you would gully
they would gully
Past Conditional
I would have gullied
you would have gullied
he/she/it would have gullied
we would have gullied
you would have gullied
they would have gullied

gully

A narrow channel worn in a hillside by running water. Gullies abound in land prone to soil erosion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gully - deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)gully - deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)
arroyo - a stream or brook
draw - a gully that is shallower than a ravine
vale, valley - a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
wadi - gully or streambed in northern Africa and the Middle East that remains dry except during rainy season

gully

noun ravine, canyon, gorge, chasm, channel, fissure, defile, watercourse The bodies of the three climbers were located at the bottom of a steep gully.
Translations
شِعْب، اخدود
strouha
regnkløft
gilskorningur
išgraužaišplova
grāvisšaura aiza
jarok
hendeksu yolu

gully

[ˈgʌlɪ] N (= ravine) → barranco m; (= channel) → hondonada f

gully

[ˈgʌli] n (= narrow valley) → ravin m

gully

n (= ravine)Schlucht f; (= narrow channel)Rinne f

gully

[ˈgʌlɪ] n (ravine) → burrone m, gola; (channel) → canale m di scolo

gully

(ˈgali) plural ˈgullies noun
a channel worn by running water eg on a mountain side.
References in classic literature ?
And look out and hold on tight, now, we must jump this gully.
This declivity swept down a couple of hundred feet, into a gully which curved around and ended at a precipice eight hundred feet high, overlooking a glacier.
But when I got to shore pap wasn't in sight yet, and as I was running her into a little creek like a gully, all hung over with vines and willows, I struck another idea: I judged I'd hide her good, and then,
Now on a certain morning, after they had been married three full moons, Nada came from her husband's hut when the sun was already high, and went down through the rock gully to the river to bathe.
A few small coins, a thimble, and some thread and big needles, a piece of pigtail tobacco bitten away at the end, his gully with the crooked handle, a pocket compass, and a tinder box were all that they contained, and I began to despair.
Up the stone gully of Leith Walk, when they came to cross it, the breeze made a rush and set the flames of the street-lamps quavering; and when at last they had mounted to the Royal Terrace, where Captain Mackenzie lived, a great salt freshness came in their faces from the sea.
came from behind her, and Clare sprang across the gully, alighting beside her feet.
He had been sitting, without knowing it, on the very verge of a small gully, the long grass hiding it from view; and in leaning a little back he had shot over, pie and all.
So the old Nome climbed the foothills and trudged along the wild mountain paths until he came to a big gully that encircled the Mountain of Phantastico and marked the boundary line of the dominion of the Phanfasms.
For some distance Ghak remained with the stream that was traveling toward the lake, but finally, at the bottom of a little gully he halted, and there we remained until all had passed and we were alone.
One inhabited a deep pond, far removed from public view; the other lived in a gully containing little water, and traversed by a country road.
The Company, who had passed the night in a sheltered gully, were already astir, some crowding round the blazing fires and others romping or leaping over each other's backs for their limbs were chilled and the air biting.