Definitions for gapgæp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gapgæp(n.; v.)gapped, gap•ping.
(n.)a break or opening, as in a fence, wall, or military line; breach.
an empty space or interval; hiatus:
a gap in one's memory.
a difference or disparity, as in attitudes, perceptions, character, or development:
the technology gap; a communications gap.
a deep sloping ravine or cleft through a mountain ridge.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a mountain pass:
the Cumberland Gap.
(v.t.)to make a gap, opening, or breach in.
(v.i.)to come open or apart; form or show a gap.
Origin of gap:
1350–1400; ME < ON: chasm
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a space between two things
a gap between her two front teeth; a gap in the fence
a difference between two things
the widening gap between rich and poor
to make things less different
to bridge the gap between theory and practice
when sth is missing
gaps in her knowledge
a pause between two things
There's a ten-year gap between me and my brother.
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
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.
Translations for gap
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a break or open space
a gap between his teeth.
- gaping, openingAfrikaans
- folgaPortuguese (BR)
- die LückeGerman
- χάσμα, κενό, άνοιγμαGreek
- hueco, espacio, vacío; brechaSpanish
- espace, videFrench
- दरार, अन्तराल, अन्तरHindi
- razmak, prazninaCroatian
- kerenggangan, celah, kesenjanganIndonesian
- bil, skarð, gatIcelandic
- spazio; divarioItalian
- 갈라진 틈Korean
- tarpas, plyšysLithuanian
- sprauga; plaisaLatvian
- tussenruimte, gatDutch
- hull, mellomrom,åpningNorwegian
- szpara, lukaPolish
- spaţiu, loc golRomanian
- промежуток; щельRussian
- diera, medzeraSlovak
- reža, vrzelSlovenian
- öppning, hål, lucka, mellanrumSwedish
- aralık, boşlukTurkish
- 縫隙，缺口Chinese (Trad.)
- щілина; проміжокUkrainian
- خلا، خالی جگہUrdu
- lỗ hổngVietnamese
- 缝隙，缺口Chinese (Simp.)
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