(the) Gulf Stream


(the) Gulf Stream
the Gulf Stream UK US noun
a current of warm water that flows from the Gulf of Mexico to the north and east across the Atlantic Ocean towards Europe and Africa
Thesaurus: weather patterns and air pressurehyponym cold weather and periods of cold weathersynonym

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  • The Gulf Stream — Infobox Painting| title=The Gulf Stream artist=Winslow Homer year=1899 type=oil on canvas height=71.5 width=124.8 museum=Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Gulf Stream is an 1899 oil on canvas by Winslow Homer. The painting shows a man in a small boat …   Wikipedia

  • the Gulf Stream — UK / US noun a current of warm water that flows from the Gulf of Mexico to the north and east across the Atlantic Ocean towards Europe and Africa …   English dictionary

  • Gulf Stream — The Gulf Stream, together with its northern extension towards Europe, the North Atlantic Drift, is a powerful, warm, and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico, exits through the Strait of Florida, and follows the… …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf Stream — 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 basin, [1913 Webster] He then surveyed Hell and the gulf between. Milton. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gulf Stream (disambiguation) — The Gulf Stream is a warm Atlantic Ocean current.Gulf Stream or Gulfstream may also refer to:* The Gulf Stream , a painting by Winslow Homer *Gulf Stream, Florida, a town in the United States *The Gulf Stream Hotel, a historic hotel in Lake Worth …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf Stream — n the Gulf Stream a current of warm water that flows across the Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Mexico towards Europe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • GULF STREAM —    the most important of the great ocean currents; it issues by the Strait of Florida from the Gulf of Mexico (whence its name), a vast body of water 50 m. wide, with a temperature of 84° and a speed of 5 m. an hour; flows along the coast of the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • (the) Gulf of Mexico — the Gulf of Mexico [the Gulf of Mexico] part of the western Atlantic Ocean between the south east coast of the US, Mexico and Cuba. At its northern edge are the US Gulf States of ↑Florida, ↑Alabama, ↑Mississippi, ↑Louisiana and ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gulf Stream — 1. a warm ocean current flowing N from the Gulf of Mexico, along the E coast of the U.S., to an area off the SE coast of Newfoundland, where it becomes the western terminus of the North Atlantic Current. 2. See Gulf Stream system. * * * Warm… …   Universalium

  • Gulf Stream Hotel — Infobox nrhp name = Gulf Stream Hotel caption = locator x = 237 locator y = 163 location = Lake Worth, Florida area = added = January 11, 1983 visitation num = visitation year = governing body = The Gulf Stream Hotel is a historic hotel in Lake… …   Wikipedia


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