flume vs gulch what difference

what is difference between flume and gulch

English

Etymology

From Middle English flum, from Old French flum, flun, from Latin flumen, from fluere (to flow).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fluːm/
  • Rhymes: -uːm

Noun

flume (plural flumes)

  1. A ravine or gorge, usually one with water running through.
  2. An open channel or trough used to direct or divert liquids.

Translations

Verb

flume (third-person singular simple present flumes, present participle fluming, simple past and past participle flumed)

  1. (transitive) To transport (logs of wood) by floating them along a water-filled channel or trough.

Old Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈflu.me/

Noun

flume m

  1. Alternative form of frume

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • flúmen

Etymology

From Old Portuguese flume, frume (river), from Latin flūmen (river), from fluere (to flow).

Cognate with English flume, Italian fiume and Occitan flume.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈflu.mɨ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈflu.mi/
  • Hyphenation: flu‧me

Noun

flume m (plural flumes)

  1. (obsolete or poetic) river
    Synonym: rio


English

Alternative forms

  • gulk, glutch (dialectal)

Etymology

From earlier gulsh (sink in, gush out), from Middle English gulchen (to gulp, spew), probably from the source of gulp. Likely not related to gully (ravine formed by water) despite the similarities.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʌltʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌltʃ

Verb

gulch (third-person singular simple present gulches, present participle gulching, simple past and past participle gulched)

  1. (obsolete) To swallow greedily; to gulp down.
  2. (obsolete) To fall heavily.

Derived terms

  • (gulp): gulch-cup

Noun

gulch (plural gulches)

  1. A ravine-like or deep V-shaped valley, often eroded by flash floods; shallower than a canyon and deeper than a gully.
  2. (obsolete) An act of gulching or gulping.
  3. (obsolete) A glutton.

Derived terms

  • (ravine): drygulch
  • (glutton): gulchin

Translations

References

  • Whitney, William Dwight, ed., The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, New York: The Century Co., 1902.


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