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

  Stream \Stream\ (str[=e]m), n. [AS. stre['a]m; akin to OFries.
     str[=a]m, OS. str[=o]m, D. stroom, G. strom, OHG. stroum,
     str[=u]m, Dan. & Sw. str["o]m, Icel. straumr, Ir. sroth,
     Lith. srove, Russ. struia, Gr. "ry`sis a flowing, "rei^n to
     flow, Skr. sru. [root]174. Cf. Catarrh, Diarrhea,
     Rheum, Rhythm.]
     1. A current of water or other fluid; a liquid flowing
        continuously in a line or course, either on the earth, as
        a river, brook, etc., or from a vessel, reservoir, or
        fountain; specifically, any course of running water; as,
        many streams are blended in the Mississippi; gas and steam
        came from the earth in streams; a stream of molten lead
        from a furnace; a stream of lava from a volcano.
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     2. A beam or ray of light. "Sun streams." --Chaucer.
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     3. Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of
        parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand. "The
        stream of beneficence." --Atterbury. "The stream of
        emigration." --Macaulay.
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     4. A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather.
        "The very stream of his life." --Shak.
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     5. Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving
        causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners.
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     Gulf stream. See under Gulf.
     Stream anchor, Stream cable. (Naut.) See under Anchor,
        and Cable.
     Stream ice, blocks of ice floating in a mass together in
        some definite direction.
     Stream tin, particles or masses of tin ore found in
        alluvial ground; -- so called because a stream of water is
        the principal agent used in separating the ore from the
        sand and gravel.
     Stream works (Cornish Mining), a place where an alluvial
        deposit of tin ore is worked. --Ure.
     To float with the stream, figuratively, to drift with the
        current of opinion, custom, etc., so as not to oppose or
        check it.
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     Syn: Current; flow; rush; tide; course.
     Usage: Stream, Current. These words are often properly
            interchangeable; but stream is the broader word,
            denoting a prevailing onward course. The stream of the
            Mississippi rolls steadily on to the Gulf of Mexico,
            but there are reflex currents in it which run for a
            while in a contrary direction.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Gulf stream
      n 1: a warm ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico
           northward through the Atlantic Ocean

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Gulf Stream, FL -- U.S. town in Florida
     Population (2000):    716
     Housing Units (2000): 625
     Land area (2000):     0.750740 sq. miles (1.944407 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.080460 sq. miles (0.208391 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.831200 sq. miles (2.152798 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            28275
     Located within:       Florida (FL), FIPS 12
     Location:             26.490317 N, 80.061110 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Gulf Stream, FL
      Gulf Stream

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