gap: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (gap), [key]
— n., v., gapped, gap•ping.
- a break or opening, as in a fence, wall, or military line; breach: We found a gap in the enemy's line of fortifications.
- an empty space or interval; interruption in continuity; hiatus: a momentary gap in a siren's wailing; a gap in his memory.
- a wide divergence or difference; disparity: the gap between expenses and income; the gap between ideals and actions.
- a difference or disparity in attitudes, perceptions, character, or development, or a lack of confidence or understanding, perceived as creating a problem: the technology gap; a communications gap.
- a deep, sloping ravine or cleft through a mountain ridge.
- a mountain pass: the Cumberland Gap.
- the distance between one supporting surface of an airplane and another above or below it.
- to make a gap, opening, or breach in.
- to come open or apart; form or show a gap.
- gap (Thesaurus)