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Definition 1: an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity - [noun denoting act]

Samples where gap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was presented without commercial breaks
  • there was a gap in his account

Synonyms for gap in the sense of this definition

(gap is a kind of ...) the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

(... is a kind of gap ) (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film

(... is a kind of gap ) (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program

(... is a kind of gap ) the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts

(... is a kind of gap ) an instance of sudden interruption

(... is a kind of gap ) shouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagree

Definition 2: a narrow opening - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where gap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he opened the window a crack

Synonyms for gap in the sense of this definition

(gap is a kind of ...) a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made

"they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"

(... is a kind of gap ) a blank gap or missing part

(... is a kind of gap ) the gap between two high-potential terminals

Definition 3: a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where gap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gap between income and outgo
  • the spread between lending and borrowing costs

Synonyms for gap in the sense of this definition

(gap is a kind of ...) inequality or difference in some respect

Definition 4: a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations - [noun denoting communication]

(gap is a kind of ...) a disagreement or argument about something important

"he had a dispute with his wife" "there were irreconcilable differences" "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

(... is a kind of gap ) a difference between the views of young people and their parents

Definition 5: an open or empty space in or between things - [noun denoting object]

Samples where gap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a small opening between the trees
  • the explosion made a gap in the wall

Synonyms for gap in the sense of this definition

(gap is a kind of ...) an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)

"the architect left space in front of the building" "they stopped at an open space in the jungle" "the space between his teeth"

(... is a kind of gap ) an opening that resembles a window in appearance or function

"he could see them through a window in the trees"

(... is a kind of gap ) an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

"there was a rip in his pants" "she had snags in her stockings"

(... is a kind of gap ) a gap between cloud masses

"the sun shone through a rift in the clouds"

(... is a kind of gap ) an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge)

"he rode into the mouth of the canyon" "they built a fire at the mouth of the cave"

(... is a kind of gap ) an opening into or through something

(... is a kind of gap ) a long narrow opening

(... is a kind of gap ) a deep opening in the earth's surface

(... is a kind of gap ) an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)

(... is a kind of gap ) a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure

(... is a kind of gap ) small gaps in the myelin sheath of medullated axons

(... is a kind of gap ) a gap or vacant space between two teeth

(... is a kind of gap ) an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck

(... is part of gap) the outermost level of the land or sea

"earthquakes originate far below the surface" "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"

Definition 6: a pass between mountain peaks - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for gap in the sense of this definition

(gap is a kind of ...) the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

"we got through the pass before it started to snow"

(... is a kind of gap ) a pass in a mountain ridge through which a stream flows

(... is a kind of gap ) a pass in a mountain ridge with no stream flowing through it

Definition 7: make an opening or gap in - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for gap in the sense of this definition

(gap is a kind of ...) cause to open or to become open

"Mary opened the car door"

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