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gap

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gap

  1. 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> Synonyms breach, break, discontinuity, gulf, hiatus, hole, interstice, interval, opening, rent, rift, separation, void Related Words chink, cleft, crack, cranny, crevice, fissure; notch, slit, slot, split; interspace, pore; abyss, aperture, cavity, chasm, gape, orifice; fracture, rupture, severance, sundering

  2. 2 a break in continuity <there was a 15-minute gap between the two televised sporting events> Synonyms discontinuity, hiatus, hiccup (also hiccough), interim, interlude, intermission, interregnum, interruption, interstice, interval, parenthesis Related Words caesura, comma, interspace, lag, pause, space, time lag, window; entr'acte; bumper; adjournment, discontinuance, lapse, suspension; lull, recess, respite, rest; subinterval Near Antonyms continuum, run, stretch; procession, progression Antonyms continuation, continuity

  3. 3 an incomplete or deficient area <a gap in his understanding> Synonyms hiatus, hole, lacuna, space, void Related Words defectiveness, detriment, disability, failing, fault, impairment, weakness; deficiency, deficit, imperfection, inadequacy, inadequateness, incompleteness, insufficience, insufficiency, lack, need, shortcoming, shortfall, want Near Antonyms completeness, fullness

  4. 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, canyon, gill [British], gorge, gulch, gulf, kloof [South African], linn [chiefly Scottish], notch, pass, ravine, saddleRelated 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]




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