a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
"gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"
an open or empty space in or between things
"there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"
a narrow opening
"he opened the window a crack"
a pass between mountain peaks
a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations
break, interruption, disruption, gap(verb)
an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
"it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
make an opening or gap in
An opening in anything made by breaking or parting.
An opening allowing passage or entrance.
We can slip through that gap.
An opening that implies a breach or defect.
There is a gap between the roof and the gutter.
A vacant space or time.
I have a gap in my schedule next Tuesday.
I'm taking a gap.
A mountain or hill pass.
The exploring party went through the high gap in the mountains.
A sheltered area of coast between two cliffs (mostly restricted to place names).
At Birling Gap we can stop and go have a picnic on the beach.
The regions between the outfielders.
Jones doubled through the gap.
The shortfall between the amount the medical insurer will pay to the service provider and the scheduled fee for the item.
To notch, as a sword or knife.
To make an opening in; to breach.
To check the size of a gap.
I gapped all the sparkplugs in my car then realized I used the wrong manual and had made them too small.
an opening in anything made by breaking or parting; as, a gap in a fence; an opening for a passage or entrance; an opening which implies a breach or defect; a vacant space or time; a hiatus; a mountain pass
to notch, as a sword or knife
to make an opening in; to breach
Origin: [OE. gap; cf. Icel. gap an empty space, Sw. gap mouth, breach, abyss, Dan. gab mouth, opening, AS. geap expanse; as adj., wide, spacious. See Gape.]
Gap is a census-designated place and town in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with a zip code of 17527. The population was 1,931 at the 2010 census. It is the terminus for four Pennsylvania highways: 772, 741, 897, and the heavily-used 41, which goes toward Wilmington, DE.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gap, n. an opening made by rupture or parting: a cleft: a passage: a deep ravine in a mountain-ridge: any breach of continuity.—v.t. to notch: to make a gap in.—adjs. Gap′py, full of gaps; Gap-toothed, lacking some of the teeth.—Stand in the gap, to stand forward in active defence of something; Stop a gap, to repair a defect, close a breach. [M. E. gappe—Ice. gap, an opening.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
An area within a minefield or obstacle belt, free of live mines or obstacles, whose width and direction will allow a friendly force to pass through in tactical formation. See also phoney minefield.
An opportunity for the creation of a product or service that is needed to be created.
There was a gap in the market for a new hoover that was cordless and didn't make much sound.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'gap' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3004
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'gap' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2651
Rank popularity for the word 'gap' in Nouns Frequency: #1017
The numerical value of gap in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of gap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This book fills a much-needed gap.
The statesman's duty is to bridge the gap between his nation's experience and his vision.
This is a fateful struggle, a close struggle. We must close this gap. We can close this gap.
This is a fateful struggle, a close struggle, we must close the gap, it is possible to close this gap.
The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.
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- Ritze, Ritz, Spalte, SpaltGerman
- pragu, lõheEstonian
- aukko, tehdä, merkki, aukkopaikka, sola, tarkistaaFinnish
- trouer, solution de continuité, trouée, brèche, entailler, écart, colFrench
- interruzione, spazio vuoto, fessura, breccia, buco, passaggio, aperturaItalian
- luke, tomrom, lomme, mellomrom, gap, åpning, spalteNorwegian
- dziura, okienko, szpara, szczelina, przerwaPolish
- fenda, brechaPortuguese
- разры́в, зазо́р, переры́в, брешь, промежу́ток, проло́м, щель, окно́, интерва́л, люфт, дыра́, уще́лье, прохо́дRussian
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