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One entry found for gulf.
Entry Word: gulf
Function: noun
Text: 1 a part of a body of water that extends beyond the general shoreline <dipped our feet in the warm waters of the gulf>
Synonyms bay, bight, cove, creek [chiefly British], estuary, firth, fjord (or fiord), inlet, loch [Scottish]
Related Words harbor, port, road(s), roadstead; narrow, sound, strait; bayou
2 an immeasurable depth or space <the great gulf of time and space that separates us from the first inhabitants of North America> -- see ABYSS
3 a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage <the gulf was too wide to cross, so we had to hike down into it and go through it> -- see CANYON
4 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge) <a wide gulf in the defensive wall meant the city was in grave danger> -- see GAP 1