Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The countries bordering the Persian Gulf in southwest Asia, including Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman.
  • The states of the southern United States with coastlines on the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • noun the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
  • noun a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas

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Examples

  • It was equally remarkable that the Gulf States were the readiest to go, and made most of the personal liberty laws as their pretext, accounting this cry, as was ingenuously confessed, a necessary means for holding the border States solidly to the southern cause.

    History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)

  • Pursuant to a five year agreement entered into in June 2005, Gulf States Paper Corporation ( "Gulf States", currently known as the Westervelt Company) has essentially agreed to continue to sell to our bleached paperboard mill the supply of softwood chips that it made available to the mill before our acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Gulf States 'Paperboard and Packaging operations ( "GSPP") and the assumption of certain of Gulf States' related liabilities in June 2005 (the "GSPP Acquisition").

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  • For Morocco, Jordan, and some of the Gulf States there is a chance of reform without the pain of revolution.

    Emma Bonino: Europe Must Rise to the Challenges Presented by the Arab Spring

  • Communities of ethnic Rohingya people in Myanmar, the Bidoon in the Gulf States and a number of hill tribes in Thailand, have been struggling for decades to gain citizenship of the country they are born in and living in for generations.

    Davinder Kumar: No Country for Stateless People

  • Last month, Gulf States agreed to provide Bahrain with $10 billion over the next ten years to help with the financial implications of the unrest.

    Uncertainty Lingers Over Bahrain Economy

  • Though he made a stop-over in Cairo and visited Tahrir Square to patronise the revolution, Cameron was in fact on a three-day tour of Gulf States aimed at boosting British arms sales in the region.

    Letters: Western intervention in the Arab spring

  • Finally, to complete the picture, let's not forget to add in the foreign actors, like Russia, the Gulf States and America, and you might finally begin to get a picture of the challenges Yemenis face today, and why they might appreciate a little help.

    Dr. David Liepert: How To Really Help Yemen Stop Their Civil War

  • Yemen's president announced his rejection of an exit plan proposed by Gulf States on Friday as tens of thousands of protesters gathered for rival demonstrations in the capital, Sana'a.

    Yemen's President Rejects Resignation Plan; Protests Continue

  • Finally, to complete the picture, let's not forget to add in the foreign actors, like Russia, the Gulf States and America, and you might finally begin to get a picture of the challenges Yemenis face today, and why they might appreciate a little help.

    Dr. David Liepert: How To Really Help Yemen Stop Their Civil War

  • Yemen's president announced his rejection of an exit plan proposed by Gulf States on Friday as tens of thousands of protesters gathered for rival demonstrations in the capital, Sana'a.

    Yemen's President Rejects Resignation Plan; Protests Continue

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