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gap

Noun

1 a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs" [syn: spread]
2 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" [syn: opening]
3 a narrow opening; "he opened the window a crack" [syn: crack]
4 a pass between mountain peaks [syn: col]
5 an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks" [syn: break, interruption, disruption] v : make an opening or gap in [syn: breach] [also: gapping, gapped]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /gæp/
  • Rhymes with: -æp

Noun

  1. An opening in anything made by breaking or parting
    a gap in a fence
    He made a gap by kicking a weak spot.
  2. An opening allowing passage or entrance
    We can slip through that gap.
  3. An opening that implies a breach or defect
    There is a gap between the roof and the gutter.
  4. A vacant space or time
    I have a gap in my schedule next Tuesday.
  5. A hiatus.
    I'm taking a gap.
  6. A mountain pass.
    The exploring party went through the high gap in the mountains.
  7. The regions between the outfielders.
    Jones doubled through the gap.

Synonyms

Translations

opening made by breaking or parting
  • French: brèche
  • Portuguese: fenda
  • German: Spalte, Ritz, Ritze
opening allowing passage or entrance
  • French: trouée
  • German: Spalt
  • Portuguese: brecha
  • Spanish: brecha
opening that implies a breach or defect
vacant space or time
hiatus
mountain pass
  • French: col
in baseball

Verb

  1. To notch, as a sword or knife.
  2. To make an opening in; to breach.

Extensive Definition

Gap or The Gap may refer to:

General

  • Gap (clothing retailer), a chain of retail clothing stores
  • Gap (ecology), a spacing between large trees in a forest
  • Gap (landform), a mountain pass, often carved by a river
  • Gap year, a prolonged period between a life stage
  • Gäp, the Tatar-based cant language
  • Gaap, a mighty Prince and Great President of Hell in demonology
  • Gap coverage, a type of vehicle insurance
  • Band gap or energy gap, the energy interval in which particles cannot propagate

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gap in German: Gap
gap in Spanish: GAP
gap in Esperanto: GAP
gap in French: GAP
gap in Italian: GAP
gap in Dutch: Gap
gap in Japanese: ギャップ
gap in Portuguese: Gap
gap in Volapük: Gap
gap in Contenese: Gap
gap in Chinese: Gap

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