Definition of Gap

1. Noun. A conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures. "The spread between lending and borrowing costs"

Exact synonyms: Spread
Generic synonyms: Disparity

2. Verb. Make an opening or gap in.
Exact synonyms: Breach
Generic synonyms: Open, Open Up
Derivative terms: Breach

3. Noun. An open or empty space in or between things. "The explosion made a gap in the wall"
Exact synonyms: Opening
Specialized synonyms: Pocket, Diastema, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ranvier's Nodes, Foramen, Hiatus, Breach, Chasm, Cleft, Crack, Crevice, Fissure, Scissure, Hole, Mouth, Rift, Rent, Rip, Snag, Split, Tear, Window
Group relationships: Earth's Surface, Surface
Generic synonyms: Space
Derivative terms: Open

4. Noun. A narrow opening. "He opened the window a crack"
Exact synonyms: Crack
Specialized synonyms: Blank, Lacuna, Spark Gap
Generic synonyms: Opening

5. Noun. A pass between mountain peaks.
Exact synonyms: Col
Generic synonyms: Mountain Pass, Notch, Pass
Specialized synonyms: Water Gap, Wind Gap

6. Noun. A difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations.
Generic synonyms: Conflict, Difference, Difference Of Opinion, Dispute
Specialized synonyms: Generation Gap

7. Noun. An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity. "There was a gap in his account"

Definition of Gap

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To notch, as a sword or knife.

3. n. The vertical distance between two superposed surfaces, esp. in a biplane.

Definition of Gap

1. Noun. An opening in anything made by breaking or parting. ¹

2. Noun. An opening allowing passage or entrance. ¹

3. Noun. An opening that implies a breach or defect. ¹

4. Noun. A vacant space or time. ¹

5. Noun. A hiatus. ¹

6. Noun. A mountain or hill pass. ¹

7. Noun. (Sussex) A sheltered area of coast between two cliffs (mostly restricted to place names). ¹

8. Noun. (baseball) The regions between the outfielders. ¹

9. Noun. (Australia for a medical or pharmacy item) The shortfall between the amount the medical insurer will pay to the service provider and the scheduled fee for the item. ¹

10. Noun. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To notch, as a sword or knife. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To make an opening in; to breach. ¹

13. Verb. To check the size of a gap. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Gap

1. to make an opening in [v GAPPED, GAPPING, GAPS]

Medical Definition of Gap

1. A space in between two of the same objects, where part of a chain or object is missing, or where certain activities, processes, or events are lacking. A period of time characterised by a lack of activity, in between two events or within a continuous process. A gap is a spot on a strand of DNA or RNA where a nucleotide or a segment of nucleotides is missing. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gap

gap-43 protein
gap 1
gap 2
gap arthroplasty
gap gene
gap junction
gap junctions
gap mutant
gap phenomenon
gap year
gap years

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