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"gulf" in British English

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gulfnoun

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
the Gulf [S]
the Persian Gulf and the countries around it: The Gulf states include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE.
[C] formal a very large, deep hole in the ground

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(Definition of gulf from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gulfnoun [C]

us   /ɡʌlf/
  • gulf noun [C] (AREA)

an area of sea surrounded on three sides by land: the Gulf of Mexico/the Gulf Coast the Gulf Stream
  • gulf noun [C] (DIFFERENCE)

an important difference between two things or groups of people: There is a widening gulf between the rich and the poor.
(Definition of gulf from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gulf”
in Korean 만…
in Arabic خَليْج…
in Malaysian teluk…
in French golfe…
in Russian залив, пропасть, непримиримое различие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地區, 海灣, (地面的)裂口,深坑,深淵…
in Italian golfo…
in Turkish körfez, büyük görüş ayrılığı, uçurum…
in Polish zatoka, przepaść…
in Spanish golfo…
in Vietnamese vịnh…
in Portuguese golfo…
in Thai อ่าว…
in German der Golf…
in Catalan golf…
in Japanese 湾…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地区, 海湾, (地面的)裂口,深坑,深渊…
in Indonesian teluk…
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