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gap

gap

 
pronunciation:
gaep
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a space or opening made by or as if by breaking or separating.
We watched the game through a gap in the fence.The settlers passed through the mountain gap.
synonyms:
aperture, breach, chasm, crack, opening, space, void
similar words:
blank, fissure, gape, interval, notch, rent, rift, separation
definition 2: a space in something that is otherwise continuous or homogeneous.
The police spotted a gap in her alibi.
synonyms:
lacuna, void
similar words:
blank, hiatus, hole, interval, lack, lactation, opening
definition 3: a large difference or disparity.
The gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen.She felt that a gap had developed between herself and her friend over the summer.
synonyms:
difference, disparity
similar words:
chasm, divergence, gulf, inequality
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gapped, gapping, gaps
definition: to cause a gap to appear in.
similar words:
open, rend, rift, rive
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to move apart or open; form or reveal a gap.
similar words:
gape, yawn
derivation: gapless (adj.)