Gulf States

Gulf States
noun
1. a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas
Part Holonyms: ↑South
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2. the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
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1. the states of the U.S. bordering on the Gulf of Mexico: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
2. Also called Persian Gulf States. the oil-producing countries bordering on or located near the Persian Gulf: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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Gulf States plural noun
The small Arab states, rich in oil, bordering the Arabian Gulf, ie Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates
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Main Entry:gulf

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1) the countries bordering on the Persian Gulf (Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman)
2) the U.S. states that border on the Gulf of Mexico (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Gulf states — can refer to:* Those states of the USA along the (Gulf of Mexico) Gulf Coast of the United States: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.* The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Persian Gulf : Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf States — the Gulf States a) the small Arab countries on the Gulf, all of which produce oil and gas. These are Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. b) AmE the US states whose coasts are on the Gulf of Mexico. These are Alabama, Florida,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Gulf States — Gulf′ States n. pl. 1) geg the states of the U.S. bordering on the Gulf of Mexico: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas 2) geg Also called Persian Gulf States the oil producing countries on or near the Persian Gulf: Bahrain, Iran,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Gulf States — states on the Gulf of Mexico; Fla., Ala., Miss., La., & Tex …   English World dictionary

  • Gulf States — 1. the states of the U.S. bordering on the Gulf of Mexico: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. 2. Also called Persian Gulf States. the oil producing countries bordering on or located near the Persian Gulf: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq …   Universalium

  • Gulf States — /gʌlf ˈsteɪts/ (say gulf stayts) plural noun 1. the oil producing states around the Persian Gulf: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman. 2. those US states bordering on the Gulf of Mexico: Alabama,… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Gulf States Utilities — (GSU) was an electric power generation and distribution company headquartered in Beaumont, Texas. The company was founded in 1911 as Eastern Texas Electric, a holding company for Stone Webster. On August 25, 1925, Gulf States Utilities Company… …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf States' Construction Boom — ▪ 2008  In the early 21st century, virtually all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) showcased levels of economic development and infrastructure expansion… …   Universalium

  • Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission — The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) is an interstate compact among the five U.S. states that border the Gulf of Mexico: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Its purpose is to promote the conservation, development,… …   Wikipedia

  • Persian Gulf States — Per′sian Gulf′ States n. pl. geg Gulf States 2) …   From formal English to slang

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