Gulf definitions

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A large area of a sea or ocean partially enclosed by land, especially a long landlocked portion of sea opening through a strait.
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A deep, wide chasm; an abyss.
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A wide gap, as in understanding.
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A large body of sea or ocean water, typically larger than a bay, that is partially enclosed by land.
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A wide, deep chasm or abyss.
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Something, such as a whirlpool, that draws down or engulfs.
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A wide or impassable gap or separation.
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To engulf.
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An eddy that draws objects down; whirlpool.
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To swallow up; engulf.
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The definition of a gulf is a deep ravine or a deep inlet of the sea, or big divides or large distances between people caused by their differences or lack of understanding of each other.

A deep inlet of the sea is an example of a gulf.

A situation where a parent and child cannot understand each other because of very different ideologies is an example of a situation where there is a gulf between them.

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A large body of ocean or sea water that is partly surrounded by land.
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A hollow place in the earth; an abyss; a deep chasm or basin.
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That which swallows irretrievably; a whirlpool; a sucking eddy.
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(geography) A portion of an ocean or sea extending into the land; a partially landlocked sea; as, the Gulf of Mexico or Persian Gulf.
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(mining) A large deposit of ore in a lode.
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A difference, especially a large difference, between groups.
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Origin of gulf

Middle English goulf from Old French golfe from Old Italian golfo from Late Latin colpus, colfus from Greek kolpos bosom, gulf