[goo-lahg] /ˈgu lɑg/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
the system of forced-labor camps in the Soviet Union.
a Soviet forced-labor camp.
any prison or detention camp, especially for political prisoners.
(formerly) the central administrative department of the Soviet security service, established in 1930, responsible for maintaining prisons and forced labour camps
(not capital) any system used to silence dissents
system of prisons and labor camps, especially for political detainees, in the former Soviet Union; rough acronym from Russian Glavnoe upravlenie ispravitel’no-trudovykh lagerei “Chief Administration of Corrective Labor Camps,” set up in 1931.
A system of prison camps inside the former Soviet Union used for political prisoners. Under Joseph Stalin, millions of prisoners in these camps died from starvation and maltreatment. This system was given worldwide attention in the writings of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Gulag is an acronym in Russian of the name meaning Chief Administration of Corrective Labor Camps.
[gyoo-luh, goo-] /ˈgyu lə, ˈgu-/ noun, plural gulae [gyoo-lee, goo-] /ˈgyu li, ˈgu-/ (Show IPA), gulas. 1. Zoology. 2. Architecture. /ˈɡuːlə; ˈɡjuː-/ adjective 1. (anatomy) of, relating to, or situated in the throat or oesophagus
[goo l-ber-gai] /ˈgʊl bərˌgɛə/ noun 1. a city in Karnataka state, in S central India.
/ɡʊlˈbɛŋkɪən/ noun 1. Calouste Sarkis (kæˈluːst ˈsɑːkɪz). 1869–1955, British industrialist, born in Turkey. He endowed the international Gulbenkian Foundation for the advancement of the arts, science, and education 2. his son, Nubar Sarkis (ˈnuːbɑː ˈsɑːkɪz). 1896–1972, British industrialist, diplomat, and philanthropist
[guhlch] /gʌltʃ/ noun 1. a deep, narrow ravine, especially one marking the course of a stream or torrent. /ɡʌltʃ/ noun 1. (US & Canadian) a narrow ravine cut by a fast stream n. “deep ravine,” 1832, American English, perhaps from obsolete or dialectal verb gulsh “sink in” (of land), “gush out” (of water), from Middle […]