Another posts

trautvetteria carolinensis dejeuner definition social evil definition sardonic laugh any means definition tetravalent definition new growth of tissue that serves no physiological function is a propagator definition define ferny kitten tail plant definition of decomposition reaction retrait definition double eagle outfitters deer related words financial gain definition semicircle in real life define unfilial pot au feu definition belly whopper sleuth hounds lapid definition wind tee half faced physical process definition synonyms of abate breasted definition old maids flowers pathfinder lay of the land jugal bone splinter group definition throughfare definition

gulf

Definitions

  • THE EARTH-GULF OF ARIZONA
    THE EARTH-GULF OF ARIZONA
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gulf an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding) "he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends","there is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy"
    • n gulf a deep wide chasm
    • n gulf an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

A PORTION OF THE GULF A PORTION OF THE GULF
BROWN PELICANS IN FLORIDA The Pelicans nest in colonies, and the young feed from the parents' throats. Range: Gulf coast of U. S. and southward. Habitat Group in The American Museum of Natural History BROWN PELICANS IN FLORIDA The Pelicans nest in colonies, and the young feed from the parents' throats. Range: Gulf...
The Gallant Curtius leaping into the gulf The Gallant Curtius leaping into the gulf

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over 436,000 U.S. Troops were exposed to depleted uranium during the first Gulf war
    • Gulf A hollow place in the earth; an abyss; a deep chasm or basin, "He then surveyed
      Hell and the gulf between."
      "Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed."
    • Gulf (Mining) A large deposit of ore in a lode.
    • Gulf (Geog) A portion of an ocean or sea extending into the land; a partially land-locked sea; as, the Gulf of Mexico.
    • Gulf That which swallows irretrievably; a whirlpool; a sucking eddy. "A gulf of ruin, swallowing gold."
    • Gulf That which swallows; the gullet.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first nation to ally with the USA during the Persian Gulf war was Canada. However, their soldiers were deemed unfit for combat and assigned to guard duty.
    • n gulf A large tract of water extending from the ocean or a sea into the land, following an indentation of the coastline: as, the Gulf of Mexico; the Gulf of Venice. A gulf is usually understood to be larger than a bay and smaller than a sea; but in many cases this distinction is not observed. Thus, the Arabian sea on one side of the Indian peninsula is of nearly the same size and shape as the Bay of Bengal on the other, while the Bay of Biscay is many times larger than the Gulf of Genoa.
    • n gulf An abyss; a chasm; a deep place in the earth: as, the gulf of Avernus.
    • n gulf Something that engulfs or swallows, as the gullet, or a whirlpool; figuratively, misfortune.
    • n gulf A wide interval, as in station, education, and the like: as, the gulf that separates the higher and lower classes.
    • n gulf In Cambridge University, England, the place at the bottom of the list of passes where the names of those who have barely escaped being plucked in examination are written. These names are separated by a line from those of the students who have passed creditably.
    • n gulf In mining, a large deposit of ore in a lode.
    • gulf To swallow; engulf; cast down, as into a gulf.
    • gulf In the University of Cambridge, to place in the gulf, or among those students who have barely escaped being plucked in their final examination.
    • gulf To flow like the waters of a gulf.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company - on December 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    • n Gulf gulf a hollow or indentation in the sea-coast: a deep place in the earth: an abyss: a whirlpool: anything insatiable: in Oxford and Cambridge examinations, the place of those next to the pass, but not bad enough to fail
    • v.t Gulf to engulf
    • ***

Quotations

  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca%20West
    “There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience.”
  • John Marquand
    John Marquand
    “His father watched him across the gulf of years and pathos which always must divide a father from his son.”
  • Patrick Campbell
    Patrick Campbell
    “There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge.”
  • Johnny Cash
    Johnny Cash
    “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.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. golfe, It. golfo, fr. Gr. ko`lpos bosom, bay, gulf, LGr. ko`lfos

Usage

In literature:

The air of it was hot and sultry over all the regions around the Gulf of Mexico.
"Ahead of the Army" by W. O. Stoddard
At noon on this day the two vessels were forty-four miles up the Gulf of Siam.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
There was at first no special name for the gulf between the Taimur peninsula and Novaya Zemlya.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
They began now to think, from the course of the Mississippi, that it must flow into the Gulf of Mexico.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Quite near to the bottom of the great hill they came upon a deep gulf, the sides of which were as smooth as glass.
"The Lost Princess of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
We had more to hope from Louisiana than from any other Gulf State.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
At sunset Antony's fleet retired in some disorder to their anchorage in the gulf.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
And a fighting humpback in the Gulf of St Lawrence is no easy game to tackle with a hand-lance in a pram.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
He had been born and brought up in sound of the gulf's waves; its never-ceasing murmur had been his first lullaby.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
We're faster than anything on the Gulf, and draw less water than most of them of anything like our speed.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
The country might be ravaged from the Ohio to the Gulf.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
In 1506, Jean Denys, a man of Harfleur, drew a map of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
He rushed past the cleft with averted looks, fearful that he might be tempted to leap the gulf.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
The waters of the Gulf were calm, but every revolution of the screws stirred up filth and polluted the air.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
For three miles or more, we rode over the solid gulf, and then took the woods on the opposite shore.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
They were certain that the great river discharged itself into the Gulf of Mexico.
"Heroes of the Middle West" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Peter himself explored and measured the depth of water in the Gulf of Finland.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
We embarked on the P. and O. steamship, Brindisi, for Singapore, by the way of the China Sea and the Gulf of Siam.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
We were soon steaming our way across the Gulf of Finland.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
HILDA SEES A GULF BENEATH HER FEET.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
***

In poetry:

"Why sought ye me?" Ah, mother dear,
The gulf already opes
That will in thee keep live the fear,
And part thee from thy hopes!
"The Mother Mary" by George MacDonald
Athwart the gulfs of mote and mind
How vast, to Sense, the shadow falls!
She gazes from her proven walls
What deeps unfathomable to find!
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
Closely behind, the Gulf's warm breezes follow
This northern hurricane,
And, borne thereon, the bobolink and swallow
Shall visit us again.
"The Wind Of March" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Lives there man, who would have striven,
Reckless thus of storm and sword;
Leaped into the gulf, and given
Heart and soul, to please his Lord?
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Into the gulfs of our nature leap,
Voice of the spaces, call of the Light!
Break the seals of Matter's sleep,
Break the trance of the unseen height.
"Musa Spiritus" by Aurobindo Ghose
And cried, "O Lord of my Ships that go
From the Persian Gulf to the Pits of Snow,
Inquire for men unknown to man!"
Said Sultan Iskander of Yoonistan.
"The Ballad of Iskander" by James Elroy Flecker

In news:

The key to stemming the stream of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico may be as clear as mud.
Water safety expert calls for more care after two men die in Hauraki Gulf accident.
Management changes abound in Mobile-Pensacola, and Gulf beaches are clean again following 2010 spill.
There's 4,000 oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf's Complexity and Resilience Seen in Studies of Oil Spill.
PANAMA CITY BEACH-The Gulf Coast Community College Commodore 's were up bright and early Saturday morning for the First Annual Sun Run event which benefits the Commodore 's athletic program.
Storm brewing near gulf oil spill.
A tropical cyclone is forming south of the Gulf of Mexico and is headed toward the oil spill area.
The Papua New Guinea government cabinet has approved InterOil Corp.'s Gulf LNG project to be supplied by the Elk-Antelope onshore gas fields with conditions including the 50-50 split of the development between the government and InterOil.
Firefighters and the Forestry Service are currently working to contain a brushfire near Nature's Way along US Highway 98 in Gulf Breeze.
It can take every thing Gulf Coast weather throws at it and go right on tickin.
Dave Martin / The Associated Press Oil from the leaking Deep Horizon oil rig is seen on May 6 swirling through the currents in the Gulf of Mexico.
2003 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager.
Other motorhomes we've owned: 1998 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager.
Mexican marines say they have captured Gulf Cartel leader Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, a major victory in the war on drugs.
***

In science:

Also related to Memex interface design and the Gulf of Evaluation is the work on specific rankings of information representations.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
This simple model of ocean circulation has non-trivial low-frequency dynamics, characterized by infrequent transitions between meandering, moderate-energy, and extensional configurations of the eastward jet (analogous to the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic).
Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth and Space Science
Titi, Existence of solutions to the Stommel-Charney model of the gulf stream, SIAM J.
Time-Periodic Quasigeostrophic Motion under Dissipation and Forcing
To bridge this gulf between our two most basic principles at least phenomenologically, Penrose invites us to contemplate an intermediate physical situation for which the notion of quantum superposition is at best approximately meaningful.
Why the Quantum Must Yield to Gravity
May 1919 in Sobral, Brazil, and on the island of Principe in the gulf of Guinea, were established and reached Europe later in the fall of that year.
Albert Einstein's 1916 Review Article on General Relativity
For Weinberg ”The gulf of misunderstanding between scientists and other intellectuals seems to be at least as wide as when C. P.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
Weinberg’s central idea, repeatedly pounded out like a mantra, concerns the discovery by physics of the existence of impersonal laws, the impersonal and eternal laws which guarantee the ob jective progress of science and which explain the unfathomable gulf between science and culture.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
The “Digital Divide” refers to the widening gulf between those who have high-bandwidth access to information, data, and web services, and those who do not.
Astronomical Data Management
Moore, A. M., 1991: Data assimilation in a quasigeostrophic open-ocean model of the Gulf-Stream region using the adjoint model. J.
A reduced-order strategy for 4D-Var data assimilation
Schr¨oter, J., Seiler, U. and Wenzel, M., 1993: Variational assimilation of Geosat data into an eddy-resolving model of the Gulf Stream area. J.
A reduced-order strategy for 4D-Var data assimilation
The Fourth Gulf Coast Gravity Conference was hosted by the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS March 7 and 8, 2008.
Matters of Gravity, The Newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society, Volume 32, Fall 2008
It is a medium-elevation site (2830 m), ∼65 km from the Pacific coast in the west and 55 km from the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) to the east.
Thirty Meter Telescope Site Testing I: Overview
For large scale oceanic currents, like e.g. the Gulf stream, the geostrophic approximation (see section III A) is relevant: the Coriolis force compensates the horizontal pressure gradient, which is related to the slope of the free surface, which is not necessarily horizontal .
Coriolis force in Geophysics: an elementary introduction and examples
Again, whose problems am I preparing students to solve? I mitigate the damage that I do by extending the oil problem. I ask students to estimate how much the United States spends on its military forces that guard Persian Gulf Oil.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
If the US government is so concerned to obtain cheap oil for Americans, why not end the Persian Gulf protection force, use the $100 billion to buy the oil, and give it to Americans for free? I leave this puzzle to you.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
***