Translation of "gulf" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɡʌlf/ us /ɡʌlf/

gulf noun (AREA)

B2 [ C ] a very large area of sea surrounded on three sides by a coast

the Gulf of Mexico 墨西哥湾
the Gulf [ S ]

the Persian Gulf and the countries around it

The Gulf states include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE. 海湾国家包括伊朗、伊拉克、沙特阿拉伯、科威特、巴林、阿曼、卡塔尔以及阿拉伯联合酋长国。

[ C ] formal a very large, deep hole in the ground


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gulf noun (DIFFERENCE)

C2 [ C usually singular ] an important difference between the ideas, opinions, or situations of two groups of people

There is a widening gulf between the rich and the poor in our society. 中产阶级和社会最贫困阶层之间的贫富差距在日益加大。
It is hoped that the peace plan will bridge the gulf (= reduce the very large difference) between the government and the rebels. 人们希望和平计划能够缩小政府和叛乱分子之间的分歧。

(Translation of “gulf” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)