Definición de gulf en inglés:


Saltos de línea: gulf
Pronunciación: /ɡʌlf


1A deep inlet of the sea almost surrounded by land, with a narrow mouth.
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  • The land companies began to dredge canals through the marshlands, opening easy access from the settled towns on land to the gulf.
  • Dangerous Reef, located at the mouth of the gulf, is home to the great white shark.
  • The day before, I'd taken a tour boat for a ten-hour wildlife cruise into the gulf and fjords west of town.
inlet, creek, bight, fjord, estuary, sound, arm of the sea;
bay, cove;
Scottish firth, frith;
in Orkney & Shetlandvoe
technical ria
rare fleet, armlet
1.1 (the Gulf) informal name for Persian Gulf.
2A deep ravine, chasm, or abyss.
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  • The canyons - or gulfs, as the local people call them - are each about five miles long and 800 feet deep and are rimmed almost continuously by sheer sandstone cliffs.
  • It wasn't so much a gulf in class, more like a Grand Canyon-style chasm.
3A large difference or division between two people or groups, or between viewpoints, concepts, or situations: the widening gulf between the rich and the poor
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  • Just pointing out that there's a wide gulf of difference between the scientific theory of evolution and the way evolutionary dogma gets perceived by the masses.
  • The activities of these aggressive and communal forces further widen the gulf between different communities.
  • The two sides remain sharply polarised, and periodic attempts to bridge the wide gulf between them have fizzled out.
divergence, contrast, polarity, divide, division, separation, difference, wide area of difference;
chasm, abyss, gap
rare scission


late Middle English: from Old French golfe, from Italian golfo, based on Greek kolpos 'bosom, gulf'.

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