gap

[ gap ]
/ gæp /

noun

verb (used with object), gapped, gap·ping.

to make a gap, opening, or breach in.

verb (used without object), gapped, gap·ping.

to come open or apart; form or show a gap.

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Origin of gap

1350–1400; Middle English <Old Norse gap chasm

OTHER WORDS FROM gap

gapless, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for gap

gap
/ (ɡæp) /

noun

verb gaps, gapping or gapped

(tr) to make a breach or opening in

Derived forms of gap

gapless, adjectivegappy, adjective

Word Origin for gap

C14: from Old Norse gap chasm; related to gapa to gape, Swedish gap, Danish gab open mouth, opening
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Medical definitions for gap

gap
[ găp ]

n.

An opening in a structure or surface; a cleft or breach.
An interval or discontinuity in any series or sequence.
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