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gulf

 
 
pronunciation:
guhlf
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large area of ocean partly surrounded by land.
The part of the Atlantic Ocean that touches the southern United States and Mexico is a gulf called the Gulf of Mexico.
 
synonyms:
sea
similar words:
bay, cove, estuary, inlet, lagoon, mouth, ocean, sound
definition 2: a deep crack in the earth's surface.
synonyms:
abyss, chasm
similar words:
black hole, canyon, gorge, pit, ravine
definition 3: a large difference.
There is a gulf between what I think of as a clean room and what my mother thinks of as a clean room.
synonyms:
breach
similar words:
abyss, pit
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