Synonyms and Antonyms of gap
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.
breach, break, discontinuity, gulf, hiatus, hole, interstice, interval, opening, rent, rift, separation, void
chink, cleft, crack, cranny, crevice, fissure
notch, slit, slot, split
abyss, aperture, cavity, chasm, gape, orifice
fracture, rupture, severance, sundering
a break in continuity
- There was a 15-minute gap between the two televised sporting events.
interspace, lag, pause, space, time lag, window
adjournment, discontinuance, lapse, suspension
lull, recess, respite, rest
an incomplete or deficient area
- a gap in his understanding
defectiveness, detriment, disability, failing, fault, impairment, weakness
deficiency, deficit, imperfection, inadequacy, inadequateness, incompleteness, insufficience, insufficiency, lack, need, shortcoming, shortfall, want
a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage
- The scouts thought they were stuck until they found a gap in the mountain range that they could hike through.
abyss, chasm, cirque, cleft, crevasse, crevice, fissure
dale, dell, glen, hollow, shut-in, vale, valley
basin, floodplain, kettle
arroyo, coulee, draw, gully (also gulley), gutter, trench, trough