Gulf

Definition of Gulf

Pronunciation: gŭlf
n.1.A hollow place in the earth; an abyss; a deep chasm or basin,
He then surveyed
Hell and the gulf between.
- Milton.
Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed.
- Luke xvi. 26.
2.That which swallows; the gullet.
3.That which swallows irretrievably; a whirlpool; a sucking eddy.
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 Atlantic.
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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