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Definition of Gulf


  1. A hollow place in the earth; an abyss; a deep chasm or basin,
  2. That which swallows; the gullet.
  3. That which swallows irretrievably; a whirlpool; a sucking eddy.
  4. A portion of an ocean or sea extending into the land; a partially land-locked sea; as, the Gulf of Mexico.
  5. A large deposit of ore in a lode.

Gulf Quotations

By curious accident of history and geography, the world's major energy resources are located pretty much in Shiite regions. They're a minority in the Middle East, but they happen to be where the oil is, right around the northern part of the Gulf.
Noam Chomsky

How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.
Johnny Cash

When I was 19 years old, both of my parents died in the same year; my mom of cancer and my dad in a car accident. Through the next two or three years and a series of bad decisions - all my own, I might add - I ended up literally homeless, before that was even a word. I even slept occasionally under a pier on the Gulf Coast.
Andy Andrews

Never in our country's history have we witnessed a natural disaster that has impacted so many people in such a wide area. In fact, as of the writing of this column, millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been displaced from their homes in a period of only five days.
Jo Bonner

Let us build bridges, my friends, build bridges to human dignity across that gulf that separates black America from white America.
Richard M. Nixon
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Gulf Translations

gulf in Afrikaans is golf, gholf
gulf in Danish is bugt
gulf in Dutch is golfspel, golf, inham, bocht, boezem
gulf in Finnish is lahti
gulf in French is golfe
gulf in German is Golf
gulf in Italian is golfo
gulf in Norwegian is avgrunn, havbukt
gulf in Portuguese is golfo
gulf in Spanish is golfo
gulf in Swedish is bukt
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