- Gulf States
- noun1. a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas• Instance Hypernyms: ↑geographical area, ↑geographic area, ↑geographical region, ↑geographic region• Part Holonyms: ↑South• Part Meronyms:↑Alabama, ↑Heart of Dixie, ↑Camellia State, ↑AL, ↑Florida, ↑Sunshine State, ↑Everglade State, ↑FL, ↑Louisiana, ↑Pelican State, ↑LA, ↑Mississippi, ↑Magnolia State, ↑MS, ↑Texas, ↑Lone-Star State, ↑TX2. the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf• Instance Hypernyms: ↑geographical area, ↑geographic area, ↑geographical region, ↑geographic region• Part Meronyms:↑Bahrain, ↑State of Bahrain, ↑Bahrein, ↑Iran, ↑Islamic Republic of Iran, ↑Persia, ↑Iraq, ↑Republic of Iraq, ↑Al-Iraq, ↑Irak, ↑Kuwait, ↑State of Kuwait, ↑Koweit, ↑Oman, ↑Sultanate of Oman, ↑Muscat and Oman, ↑Qatar, ↑State of Qatar, ↑Katar, ↑State of Katar, ↑Saudi Arabia, ↑Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ↑United Arab Emirates
* * *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.
* * *Gulf States plural nounThe small Arab states, rich in oil, bordering the Arabian Gulf, ie Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates• • •Main Entry: ↑gulf
* * *1) the countries bordering on the Persian Gulf (Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman)
Useful english dictionary. 2012.