(noun, verb)


1. a noticeable disparity or difference as between two figures

- gap between income and outgo

Similar word(s): spread

Definition categories: attribute, disparity

2. an open or empty space in or between things

- the explosion made a gap in the wall

Similar word(s): opening

Definition categories: object, space

3. a narrow opening

Similar word(s): crack

Definition categories: man–made, opening

4. a pass between mountain peaks

Similar word(s): col

Definition categories: object, notch, pass

5. a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations

Definition categories: communication, conflict, difference, dispute

6. an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

- there was a gap in his account

Similar word(s): break, disruption, interruption

Definition categories: act, delay, holdup

Sentences with gap as a noun:

- a gap in a fence;

- We can slip through that gap.

- There is a gap between the roof and the gutter.

- I have a gap in my schedule next Tuesday.

- I'm taking a gap.

- The exploring party went through the high gap in the mountains.

- At Birling Gap we can stop and go have a picnic on the beach.

- Jones doubled through the gap.


1. make an opening or gap in

Similar word(s): breach

Definition categories: contact, open

Sentences with gap as a verb:

- I gapped all the sparkplugs in my car then realized I used the wrong manual and had made them too small.