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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.


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.


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.


Broader (hypernym)opening

Narrower (hyponym)blank, lacuna, spark gap

4. gap (object) a pass between mountain peaks


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)open, open up

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