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Meaning & Definition of Gap in English

English

Gap

/gæp/

noun

1. A conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures

  • "Gap between income and outgo"
  • "The spread between lending and borrowing costs"
    synonym:
  • gap
  • ,
  • spread

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • opening
  • ,
  • gap

3. A narrow opening

  • "He opened the window a crack"
    synonym:
  • gap
  • ,
  • crack

4. A pass between mountain peaks

    synonym:
  • col
  • ,
  • gap

5. A difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations

    synonym:
  • gap

6. An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

  • "It was presented without commercial breaks"
  • "There was a gap in his account"
    synonym:
  • break
  • ,
  • interruption
  • ,
  • disruption
  • ,
  • gap

verb

1. Make an opening or gap in

    synonym:
  • gap
  • ,
  • breach

Examples of using

The gap between rich and poor is getting wider.