Meaning of gulf

gulf

Pronunciation: (gulf), [key]
— n.
  1. a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land.
  2. a deep hollow; chasm or abyss.
  3. any wide separation, as in position, status, or education.
  4. something that engulfs or swallows up.
—v.t.
  1. to swallow up; engulf.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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