Gulley vs. Gully - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Gully

    A gully is a landform created by running water, eroding sharply into soil, typically on a hillside. Gullies resemble large ditches or small valleys, but are metres to tens of metres in depth and width. When the gully formation is in process, the water flow rate can be substantial, causing a significant deep cutting action into soil.

Wiktionary

  • Gulley (noun)

    alternative spelling of gully(Etymology 1)

  • Gully (noun)

    A trench, ravine or narrow channel which was worn by water flow, especially on a hillside.

  • Gully (noun)

    A small valley.

  • Gully (noun)

    A drop kerb.

  • Gully (noun)

    A road drain.

  • Gully (noun)

    A fielding position on the off side about 30 degrees behind square, between the slips and point; a fielder in such a position

  • Gully (noun)

    A grooved iron rail or tram plate.

  • Gully (noun)

    A large knife.

  • Gully (verb)

    To flow noisily.

  • Gully (verb)

    To wear away into a gully or gullies.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Gully (noun)

    a ravine formed by the action of water.

  • Gully (noun)

    a river valley.

  • Gully (noun)

    a deep artificial channel serving as a gutter or drain.

  • Gully (noun)

    a fielding position on the off side between point and the slips

    "he was caught in the gully by Jones"

  • Gully (noun)

    a fielder at gully.

  • Gully (noun)

    an alley.

  • Gully (verb)

    (of water) make gullies or deep channels in (land)

    "he began to pick his way over the gullied landscape"

Webster Dictionary

  • Gully (noun)

    A large knife.

  • Gully (noun)

    A channel or hollow worn in the earth by a current of water; a short deep portion of a torrent's bed when dry.

  • Gully (noun)

    A grooved iron rail or tram plate.

  • Gully

    To wear into a gully or into gullies.

  • Gully (verb)

    To flow noisily.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Gully (noun)

    deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)

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