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.
- the Persian Gulf or the surrounding region
- the Gulf of Mexico or the surrounding region
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of gulf
- Middle English goulf from Old French golfe from Old Italian golfo from Late Latin colpus, colfus from Greek kolpos bosom, gulf
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition