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English noun: gap

1. gap (attribute) a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures


SamplesGap between income and outgo.
The spread between lending and borrowing costs.


Synonymsspread


Broader (hypernym)disparity

2. gap (object) an open or empty space in or between things


SamplesThere was a small opening between the trees.
The explosion made a gap in the wall.


Synonymsopening


Broader (hypernym)space


Narrower (hyponym)breach, chasm, cleft, crack, crevice, diastema, fissure, foramen, hiatus, hole, mouth, nodes of Ranvier, pocket, Ranvier's nodes, rent, rift, rip, scissure, snag, split, tear, window


Part meronymEarth's surface, surface

3. gap (artifact) a narrow opening


SamplesHe opened the window a crack.


Synonymscrack


Broader (hypernym)opening


Narrower (hyponym)blank, lacuna, spark gap

4. gap (object) a pass between mountain peaks


Synonymscol


Broader (hypernym)mountain pass, notch, pass


Narrower (hyponym)water gap, wind gap

5. gap (communication) a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations


Broader (hypernym)conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute


Narrower (hyponym)generation gap

6. gap (act) an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity


SamplesIt was presented without commercial breaks.
There was a gap in his account.


Synonymsbreak, disruption, interruption


Broader (hypernym)delay, holdup


Narrower (hyponym)abruption, barracking, breaking off, cut-in, cut-in, heckling, insert, insert, interjection, interpellation, interpolation, interposition


English verb: gap

1. gap (contact) make an opening or gap in


Synonymsbreach


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)open, open up









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