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 for Gulf
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gulf \Gulf\ (g[u^]lf), n. [F. golfe, It. golfo, fr. Gr. ko`lpos
     bosom, bay, gulf, LGr. ko`lfos.]
     1. A hollow place in the earth; an abyss; a deep chasm or
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              He then surveyed
              Hell and the gulf between.            --Milton.
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              Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed.
                                                    --Luke xvi.
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     2. That which swallows; the gullet. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     3. That which swallows irretrievably; a whirlpool; a sucking
        eddy. --Shak.
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              A gulf of ruin, swallowing gold.      --Tennyson.
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     4. (Geog.) A portion of an ocean or sea extending into the
        land; a partially land-locked sea; as, the Gulf of Mexico.
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     5. (Mining) A large deposit of ore in a lode.
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     Gulf Stream (Geog.), the warm ocean current of the North
     Note: It originates in the westward equatorial current, due
           to the trade winds, is deflected northward by Cape St.
           Roque through the Gulf of Mexico, and flows parallel to
           the coast of North America, turning eastward off the
           island of Nantucket. Its average rate of flow is said
           to be about two miles an hour. The similar Japan
           current, or Kuro-Siwo, is sometimes called the Gulf
           Stream of the Pacific.
     Gulf weed (Bot.), a branching seaweed ({Sargassum
        bacciferum, or sea grape), having numerous berrylike air
        vessels, -- found in the Gulf Stream, in the Sargasso Sea,
        and elsewhere.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger
           than a bay
      2: 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" [syn: gulf, disconnect,
      3: a deep wide chasm

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  163 Moby Thesaurus words for "gulf":
     Charybdis, Maelstrom, abysm, abyss, aperture, arm, armlet, arroyo,
     back stream, backflow, backwash, backwater, bay, bayou, belt,
     bight, boca, box canyon, breach, break, broaching, canyon, cave,
     cavity, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, clearing, cleft,
     cleuch, clough, col, coulee, couloir, countercurrent, counterflow,
     counterflux, cove, crack, cranny, crater, creek, crevasse, crevice,
     cut, cwm, deep, defile, dell, depth, dig, diggings, dike,
     disclosure, ditch, donga, draw, eddy, estuary, euripus, excavation,
     fault, fenestra, fiord, firth, fissure, fistula, fjord, flaw,
     flume, fontanel, foramen, fracture, frith, furrow, gap, gape, gash,
     gat, gorge, groove, gulch, gully, gurge, gut, harbor, hiatus, hole,
     hollow, incision, inlet, interval, joint, kloof, kyle, lacuna,
     laying open, leak, loch, lough, maelstrom, mine, moat, mouth,
     narrow, narrow seas, narrows, natural harbor, notch, nullah,
     opening, opening up, orifice, outlet, pass, passage, passageway,
     pit, pore, quarry, ravine, reach, refluence, reflux, regurgitation,
     rent, rift, rime, road, roads, roadstead, rupture, scissure, seam,
     separation, shaft, slit, slot, slough, sound, space, split, stoma,
     strait, straits, swirl, throwing open, trench, twirl, uncorking,
     unstopping, valley, void, vortex, wadi, well, whirl, whirlpool,
     workings, yawn, yawning abyss

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Gulf -- U.S. County in Florida
     Population (2000):    13332
     Housing Units (2000): 7587
     Land area (2000):     554.597338 sq. miles (1436.400451 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    189.996686 sq. miles (492.089137 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    744.594024 sq. miles (1928.489588 sq. km)
     Located within:       Florida (FL), FIPS 12
     Location:             29.940016 N, 85.267756 W
      Gulf, FL
      Gulf County
      Gulf County, FL

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