1. [ noun ] an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding)
Synonyms: disconnection disconnect

"he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends" "there is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy"

Related terms: disparity
2. [ noun ] (geography) an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay
Related terms: body_of_water Gulf_of_Mexico Gulf_of_Suez Gulf_of_California Gulf_of_Bothnia gulf_of_antalya gulf_of_saint_lawrence Gulf_of_Aqaba Gulf_of_Oman Gulf_of_Corinth gulf_of_aden gulf_of_alaska gulf_of_finland Gulf_of_Guinea Persian_Gulf gulf_of_sidra gulf_of_tehuantepec gulf_of_siam carpenteria bay_of_ob gulf_of_riga gulf_of_venice sea
3. [ noun ] a deep wide chasm
Related terms: chasm
Similar spelling:   gulp