gulf Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"gulf" in British English

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gulfnoun

uk   us   /ɡʌlf/

gulf noun (AREA)

B2 [C] a very ​largearea of ​seasurrounded on three ​sides by a ​coast: the Gulf of Mexicothe Gulf [S] the ​Persian Gulf and the ​countries around it: The Gulf ​statesinclude Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE. [C] formal a very ​large, ​deephole in the ​ground
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gulf noun (DIFFERENCE)

C2 [C usually singular] an ​importantdifference between the ​ideas, ​opinions, or ​situations of two ​groups of ​people: There is a ​widening gulf between the ​rich and the ​poor in ​oursociety. It is ​hoped that the ​peaceplan will bridge the gulf (= ​reduce the very ​largedifference) between the ​government and the ​rebels.
(Definition of gulf from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gulf" in American English

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gulfnoun [C]

 us   /ɡʌlf/

gulf noun [C] (AREA)

an ​area of ​seasurrounded on three ​sides by ​land: the Gulf of Mexico/the Gulf ​Coast the Gulf Stream

gulf noun [C] (DIFFERENCE)

an ​importantdifference 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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