IPA: gˈæp


  • An opening in anything made by breaking or parting.
  • An opening allowing passage or entrance.
  • An opening that implies a breach or defect.
  • A vacant space or time.
  • A hiatus, a pause in something which is otherwise continuous.
  • A vacancy, deficit, absence, or lack.
  • A mountain or hill pass.
  • (Sussex) A sheltered area of coast between two cliffs (mostly restricted to place names).
  • (baseball) The regions between the outfielders.
  • (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.
  • (Australia) (usually written as "the gap") The disparity between the indigenous and non-indigenous communities with regard to life expectancy, education, health, etc.
  • (genetics) An unsequenced region in a sequence alignment.
  • A town, the capital of the department of the Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
  • Alternative form of gup (elected head of a gewog in Bhutan) [(India, colloquial) Gossip or rumor; nonsensical or silly talk; blather.]
  • Initialism of Great Ape Project.


  • (transitive) To notch, as a sword or knife.
  • (transitive) To make an opening in; to breach.
  • (transitive) To check the size of a gap.
  • (New Zealand, slang) To leave suddenly.

Examples of "gap" in Sentences

  • I am trying to fill in the gap.
  • The gap in the pad forms the emitter.
  • The difference is the location of the gap.
  • Both the road and the railway have the gap.
  • The securing of the Karbala gap was pivotal.
  • Gilbert rewrote the libretto around the gaps.
  • This elongation enlarges the width of the gap.
  • A spatula is provided to push the mass into the gap.
  • It is the role of the generator to randomly fill this gap.
  • I dont think the gap is a reflection of the lack of faith.
  • Usually a gap is in the decoy spread to allow ducks to land in the gap.
  • What falls in the gap is any subtlety of insight into actual human beings.
  • I tried to put together a rough estimate of just how large this gap is after the jump.
  • This past week, it became clear that such a gap is already beginning to widen dramatically, perhaps decisively.
  • Bull, one of this year's panelists, said this is not the first NACAC panel on the topic, but it is the first time the term gap year was used in the title.
  • I am personally of the opinion that this gap is at least in large part genetic, but also entirely meaningless and useless outside the narrow area of education policy.
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines said that by midday Sunday it had flown four planes through what it described as a gap in the layer of microscopic dust over Holland and Germany.

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