gap


gap

noun

Definition of GAP

1
an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge) <there were several visible gaps in the wall where the drywall had pulled away from the wall framing>
2
a break in continuity <there was a 15-minute gap between the two televised sporting events>
4
a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage <thought they were stuck until they found a gap in the mountain range that they could hike through>
Synonyms col, couloir, defile, flume, gap, gill [British], gorge, gulch, gulf, kloof [South African], linn [chiefly Scottish], notch, pass, ravine, saddle
Related Words abyss, chasm, cirque, cleft, crevasse, crevice, cwm [chiefly British], fissure; combe (also coombe or coomb) [British], dale, dell, glen, hollow, shut-in, vale, valley; basin, floodplain, kettle; arroyo, barranca (also barranco), coulee, draw, gully (also gulley), gutter, nullah, trench, trough, wadi, wash [West]

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up gap? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More