What is gulf?

  • (noun): An unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding).
    Example: "He felt a gulf between himself and his former friends"
    Synonyms: disconnect, disconnection
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "gulf":

  • (noun): An arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay.
  • (noun): A deep wide chasm.

Famous quotes containing the word gulf:

    I candidly confess that I have ever looked on Cuba as the most interesting addition which could ever be made to our system of States. The control which, with Florida, this island would give us over the Gulf of Mexico, and the countries and isthmus bordering on it, as well as all those whose waters flow into it, would fill up the measure of our political well-being.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    And into the gulf between cantankerous reality and the male ideal of shaping your world, sail the innocent children. They are right there in front of us—wild, irresponsible symbols of everything else we can’t control.
    Hugh O’Neill (20th century)