Gully meaning

gŭlē
The definition of a gully is a narrow waterway.

An example of a gully is a rain ditch on the side of a driveway.

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To form a deep ditch or channel.
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(UK) A drop kerb.
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A large knife.
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A channel or hollow worn by running water; small, narrow ravine.
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To make a gully or gullies in.
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(brit.) A large knife.
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A narrow, steep-sided channel formed in loose earth by running water. A gully is usually dry except after periods of heavy rainfall or after the melting of snow or ice.
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A trench, ravine or narrow channel which was worn by water flow, especially on a hillside.
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A small valley.
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To wear away into a gully or gullies.
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(Scotland, northern UK) A large knife.
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A deep ditch or channel cut in the earth by running water after a prolonged downpour.
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To wear a deep ditch or channel in.
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(cricket) A fielding position on the off side about 30 degrees behind square, between the slips and point; a fielder in such a position.
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Origin of gully

  • Short for dialectal gully knife gully (probably alteration of Middle English golet throat gullet) knife

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps alteration of Middle English golet throat, channel gullet

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably related to Middle English golet "ravine, throat," French goulet, Latin gula "throat".

    From Wiktionary

  • Scots gully, of unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary