Definición de gulf en inglés:

gulf

Saltos de línea: gulf
Pronunciación: /ɡʌlf
 
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sustantivo

1A deep inlet of the sea almost surrounded by land, with a narrow mouth.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
inlet, creek, bight, fjord, estuary, sound, arm of the sea; bay, cove; Scottishfirth, frith; in Orkney & Shetlandvoe
technical ria
rare fleet, armlet
1.1 (the Gulf) informal name for Persian Gulf.
2A deep ravine, chasm, or abyss.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
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
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
divergence, contrast, polarity, divide, division, separation, difference, wide area of difference; schism, breach, rift, split, severance, rupture, divorce; chasm, abyss, gap
rare scission

Origen

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

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