Definition of


  1. (noun, act) an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
    there was a gap in his account
  2. (noun, artifact) a narrow opening
  3. (noun, attribute) a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    the spread between lending and borrowing costs
  4. (noun, communication) a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations
  5. (noun, object) a pass between mountain peaks
  6. (noun, object) an open or empty space in or between things
    the explosion made a gap in the wall
  7. (verb, contact) make an opening or gap in

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Gap

  1. 1261, from O.N. gap "chasm," related to gapa "to gape." Originally "hole in a wall;" broader sense is 16c. In U.S., common in place names in ref. to a break or pass in a long mountain chain (especially one that water flows through). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Gap

gaap, gab, gaba, gabby, gaff, gaffe, gape, gas up, gasify, gasp, gavia, gawp, gazebo, gb, gbu-28, geb, ghb, gib, gibe, gip, give, give away, give off, give up

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