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Definitions of gap

  1. make an opening or gap in
  2. an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; " it was presented without commercial breaks"
  3. a pass between mountain peaks
  4. a narrow opening; " he opened the window a crack"
  5. a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; " gap between income and outgo"; " the spread between lending and borrowing costs"
  6. an open or empty space in or between things; " there was a small opening between the trees"; " the explosion made a gap in the wall"
  7. An opening in anything made by breaking or parting; as, a gap in a fence; an opening for a passage or entrance; an opening which implies a breach or defect; a vacant space or time; a hiatus; a mountain pass.
  8. To notch, as a sword or knife.
  9. To make an opening in; to breach.
  10. The vertical distance between two superposed surfaces, esp. in a biplane.
  11. An opening; cleft; passage; breach; a pass in a mountain ridge.
  12. To notch or jag: to cut into teeth like those of a saw. " A cut with a gap'd knife."- Sterne: to make a break or opening, as in a fence, wall, or the like.
  13. An opening made by rapture or parting: a cleft: a passage.
  14. An opening; cleft; vacancy.
  15. To notch; make a breach in.
  16. A passage or aperture; breach; ravine.
  17. An opening in anything made by breaking or parting; a cleft; a passage; a defect; a hiatus.
  18. To make a gap in. To stop a gap, to secure a weak point; to repair a defect. To stand in the gap, to expose one's self for the protection of something.
  19. An opening; a hiatus; a breach; a hole; any opening: to stop a gap, to patch up or make a shift for a time: to stand in the gap, to stand forward in the post of danger, as a defender.
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Usage examples for gap

  1. I help up my foot, and saw blood inside the gap. – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  2. It seems the road is known to be one of the most exquisite in America; and indeed it was as well worth coming from Europe for as the Water Gap itself- worth even the risk of being torpedoed. – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  3. If a man will take his stand on the lower heights of the hills behind Castellammare, he will find that he looks over Pompeii, over Bosco Reale lying on the first slopes which swell upward from the plain, into the mouth of the gap which parts Vesuvius from Somma. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  4. You've found a gap in it, an error. – Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  5. There was a gap for a full minute. – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  6. Nora was very much confounded, and looked at Daisy as if a gap in the ground had suddenly separated them. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  7. And I for my part will try to improve myself and to live up to you, and to bridge more and more the gap that is between us, that I may feel myself not altogether unworthy of our love. – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  8. " There isn't much use asking where I am, in the Gap. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  9. I was thinking of this when I heard footsteps near, and a man came panting through a gap in the wall, into the yard. – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  10. The Bear was not closing the gap to any extent, but held doggedly on. – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
  11. I could have filled that gap. – Vittoria, v4 by George Meredith
  12. Of these, the outer two were to draw in together when camp was made, the other two to angle out, wagon lapping wagon, front and rear, thus making an oblong corral of the wagons, into which, through a gap, the work oxen were to be driven every night after they had fed. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  13. After dark General Polk got a message from Cheetham, to say that the enemy had after all advanced in heavy force about 6. 15 P. M., and obliged him to retire to Guy's Gap. – Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863 by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
  14. At length, we left the path altogether, and pulling down a snake fence, passed through the gap into open fields. – Border and Bastille by George A. Lawrence
  15. It isn't possible, not with a fifty century gap. – Voyage To Eternity by Milton Lesser
  16. The result was that the nose opened, and a servant- girl appeared in the gap. – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. It's like that song " The Livin' Dead" Up there at Hogan's Gap. – Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses by A. B. Paterson
  18. Then both men were sinking back on their heels, as they saw there was a gap of three inches to cover! – The Day Time Stopped Moving by Bradner Buckner
  19. At a later stage, one section of 'A' Company was pushed up to fill a gap on the right of the guns in action in the centre of the line. – With Kelly to Chitral by William George Laurence Beynon
  20. Through the gap into the lane went Daisy, up the lane toward the barn. – Bobby of Cloverfield Farm by Helen Fuller Orton
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