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Meaning of GULLY

Pronunciation:  'gulee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)

GULLY is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: arroyo, draw, vale, valley, wadi



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gul"ly\, n.; pl. {Gulles}. [Etymol. uncertain]
    A large knife. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott.
  2. \Gul"ly\, n.; pl. {Gullies}. [Formerly gullet.]
    1. A channel or hollow worn in the earth by a current of
       water; a short deep portion of a torrent's bed when dry.
    2. A grooved iron rail or tram plate. [Eng.]
    {Gully gut}, a glutton. [Obs.] --Chapman.
    {Gully hole}, the opening through which gutters discharge
       surface water.
  3. \Gul"ly\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gullied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To wear into a gully or into gullies.
  4. \Gul"ly\, v. i.
    To flow noisily. [Obs.] --Johnson.
Biology Dictionary
  1. A ravine formed where water has washed away topsoil.
  2. Deep eroded cuts in an earthen surface (e.g., road, streambank, etc.) caused by high velocity flows which are uncontrolled.
  3. Diminutive of gulch; a similar channel through agricultural land.
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