Meaning of GULF in English

GULF

n. & v.

--n.

1. a stretch of sea consisting of a deep inlet with a narrow mouth.

2 (the Gulf) the Persian Gulf.

3 a deep hollow; a chasm or abyss.

4 a wide difference of feelings, opinion, etc.

--v.tr. engulf; swallow up.

Phrases and idioms:

Gulf Stream an oceanic warm current flowing from the Gulf of Mexico to Newfoundland where it is deflected into the Atlantic Ocean.

Etymology: ME f. OF golfe f. It. golfo ult. f. Gk kolpos bosom, gulf

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.