Pronunciation: (gulf), [key]
1. a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land.
2. a deep hollow; chasm or abyss.
3. any wide separation, as in position, status, or education.
4. something that engulfs or swallows up.
to swallow up; engulf.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.