verb (used with object)
Origin of gulf
Examples from the Web for gulf
The outlets giving these pronouncements the most airtime are Arabic news stations in the Gulf.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But The Pinkprint gives little consideration to the gulf between her various musical selves.Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’|Rawiya Kameir|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sadly, laws throughout the Middle East—from North Africa to the Gulf—limit the rights of religious minorities and non-believers.
In the south, the Gulf States view their Persian nuclear neighbor as a permanent archenemy.
It would transport bitumen and liquefied natural gas drawn from the tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast, mainly in Texas.The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL|Jack Holmes|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The night on which we entered the Gulf Stream, off the coast of the Carolinas, the weather was exceedingly suspicious.Jack in the Forecastle|John Sherburne Sleeper
Also, a shallow inlet or gulf: the east-country term for the sea-shore.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
What is left to him, I believe, he has now thrown into the gulf.Sandra Belloni, Complete|George Meredith
Setting sail down the gulf they ran before a fair breeze which speedily increased to a favouring gale.Fort Desolation|R.M. Ballantyne
The vast stain of mud and alluvial filth extended for leagues into the gulf.
British Dictionary definitions for gulf (1 of 2)
Word Origin for gulf
British Dictionary definitions for gulf (2 of 2)
noun the Gulf
- the Gulf of Carpentaria
- (modifier) of, relating to, or adjoining the GulfGulf country
Word Origin and History for 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.