a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land.
a deep hollow; chasm or abyss.
any wide separation, as in position, status, or education.
something that or swallows up.
verb (used with object)
to swallow up; engulf.
a large deep bay
a deep chasm
something that divides or separates, such as a lack of understanding
something that engulfs, such as a whirlpool
(transitive) to swallow up; engulf
noun the Gulf
the Persian Gulf
(NZ) the Hauraki Gulf
late 14c., “profound depth;” geographic sense is c.1400; from Old French golf “a gulf, whirlpool,” from Italian golfo “a gulf, a bay,” from Late Latin colfos, from Greek kolpos “bay, gulf,” earlier “trough between waves, fold of a garment,” originally “bosom,” the common notion being “curved shape,” from PIE *kwelp- “to arch, to vault” (cf. Old English hwealf, a-hwielfan “to overwhelm”). Latin sinus underwent the same development, being used first for “bosom,” later for “gulf.” Replaced Old English sæ-earm. Figurative sense of “a wide interval” is from 1550s. The Gulf Stream (1775) takes its name from the Gulf of Mexico.
A large body of ocean or sea water that is partly surrounded by land.
noun 1. See under . [in-truh-koh-stuh l, in-] /ˈɪn trəˈkoʊ stəl, ˌɪn-/ noun 1. a mostly inland water route, partly natural and partly artificial, extending 1550 miles (2500 km) along the Atlantic coast from Boston to Florida Bay (Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway) and 1116 miles (1800 km) along the Gulf coast from Carrabelle, Fla., to Brownsville, […]
[ahrk-eyn-juh l] /ˈɑrkˌeɪn dʒəl/ noun 1. Russian Arkhangelsk. a seaport in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, on Dvina Bay. 2. Gulf of, former name of . noun 1. an arm of the White Sea, in the NW Russian Federation in Europe. noun 1. an inlet of the White Sea, off the coast of NW […]
[sahr-ohs, -aws] /ˈsɑr oʊs, -ɔs/ noun 1. Gulf of, an inlet of the Aegean, N of the Gallipoli Peninsula. 37 miles (60 km) long; 22 miles (35 km) wide. /ˈseɪrɒs/ noun 1. a cycle of about 18 years 11 days (6585.32 days) in which eclipses of the sun and moon occur in the same sequence […]
[iz-meer] /ˈɪz mɪər/ noun 1. Formerly Smyrna. a seaport in W Turkey on the Gulf of Izmir: important city of Asia Minor from ancient times. 2. Gulf of. Formerly Gulf of Smyrna. an arm of the Aegean Sea in W Turkey. 35 miles (56 km) long; 14 miles (23 km) wide. [smur-nuh] /ˈsmɜr nə/ noun […]