- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. gully, ravine, canyon, arroyo, gorge; riverbed. See interval.II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. gully, ditch, gorge; see ravine .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.channel, ravine, trench, gulley, wash, ditch, arroyo, cut.
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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
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
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,… … Universalium
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
gulch — ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ a narrow, steep sided ravine. ORIGIN perhaps from dialect gulch «to swallow» … English terms dictionary
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 … English World dictionary
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
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
gulch — [n] small ravine arroyo, channel, cut, ditch, gap, gorge, gulley, trench, valley; concepts 509,513 … New thesaurus
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… … Wikipedia
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 … English dictionary