gulch

  • 1 Gulch — Gulch, v. t. [OE. gulchen; cf. dial. Sw. g[ o]lka to gulch, D. gulzig greedy, or E. gulp.] To swallow greedily; to gulp down. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Gulch — Gulch, n. 1. Act of gulching or gulping. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A glutton. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 3. A ravine, or part of the deep bed of a torrent when dry; a gully. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 gulch — /gulch/, n. a deep, narrow ravine, esp. one marking the course of a stream or torrent. [1825 35; cf. Brit. dial. gulch, gulsh to run with a full stream, gush, (of land) to sink in, ME gulchen to spew forth, gush; expressive word akin to GULP,… …

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  • 4 gulch — [gʌltʃ] n AmE [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from gulch to swallow (13 19 centuries)] a narrow deep valley formed in the past by flowing water, but usually dry now …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 gulch — ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ a narrow, steep sided ravine. ORIGIN perhaps from dialect gulch «to swallow» …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 gulch — ☆ gulch [gulch ] n. [prob. < dial., to swallow greedily < ME gulchen, of echoic orig.] a steep walled valley cut by a swift stream; deep, narrow ravine …

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  • 7 gulch — [ gʌltʃ ] noun count AMERICAN a long narrow valley with very steep sides that used to have water flowing quickly along it but is now usually dry …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 gulch — deep ravine, 1832, Amer.Eng., perhaps from obsolete or dialectal verb gulsh sink in (of land), gush out (of water), from M.E. gulchen to gush forth; to drink greedily (c.1200). Cf. gulche cuppe a greedy drinker (mid 13c.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 gulch — [n] small ravine arroyo, channel, cut, ditch, gap, gorge, gulley, trench, valley; concepts 509,513 …

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  • 10 Gulch — A gulch is a deep V shaped valley formed by erosion. It may contain a small stream or dry creek bed and is usually larger in size than a gully. Occasionally, sudden intense rainfall may produce flash floods in the area of the gulch.In parts of… …

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  • 11 gulch — [[t]gʌ̱ltʃ[/t]] gulches N COUNT: oft in names A gulch is a long narrow valley with steep sides which has been made by a stream flowing through it. [mainly AM] ...California Gulch …

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  • 12 gulch — UK [ɡʌltʃ] / US noun [countable] Word forms gulch : singular gulch plural gulches American a long narrow valley with very steep sides that used to have water flowing quickly along it but is now usually dry …

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  • 13 gulch — noun Etymology: perhaps from English dialect gulch to gulp, from Middle English gulchen Date: 1832 a deep or precipitous cleft ; ravine; especially one occupied by a torrent …

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  • 14 gulch — [gʌltʃ] noun N. Amer. a narrow, steep sided ravine marking the course of a fast stream. Origin C19: perh. from dialect gulch to swallow …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 gulch — [[t]gʌltʃ[/t]] n. geo a deep, narrow ravine, esp. one marking the course of a stream or torrent • Etymology: 1825–35; cf. Brit. dial. gulch, gulsh to run with a full stream, gush, (of land) to sink in, ME gulchen to spew forth, gush; expressive… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 gulch — /gʌltʃ/ (say gulch) noun Chiefly US a deep, narrow ravine, especially one marking the course of a stream or torrent. {origin uncertain} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 gulch — griova statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Laikino vandens srauto išgremžta, išplauta stačiašlaitė vaga, susidaranti nuolaidžiame purių nuogulų ir uolienų paviršiuje. atitikmenys: angl. gulch; gully; ravine vok. Klinge, f;… …

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  • 18 gulch — n. US a ravine, esp. one in which a torrent flows. Etymology: perh. dial. gulch to swallow …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 gulch — 1) an erosional channel with temporary water or a ravine with steep sides 2) a steep sided cove 3) a narrow depression in the sea bed …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 20 gulch — noun a) A narrow V shaped valley with a stream running through it. b) A remote town or village, lacking in infrastructure and equipment …

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