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(1)   An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
"It was presented without commercial breaks"
"There was a gap in his account"
(2)   A narrow opening
"He opened the window a crack"
(3)   A conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
"Gap between income and outgo"
"The spread between lending and borrowing costs"
(4)   A difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations
(5)   A pass between mountain peaks
(6)   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"


(7)   Make an opening or gap in


  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 or hill pass.
    The exploring party went through the high gap in the mountains.
  7. 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.
  8. The regions between the outfielders.
    Jones doubled through the gap.



  1. To notch, as a sword or knife.
  2. To make an opening in; to breach.
  3. 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.