verb (used with object), gapped, gap·ping.
verb (used without object), gapped, gap·ping.
Origin of gap
Synonyms for gap
Related Words for gaprift, cut, divide, division, disagreement, void, crack, divergence, disparity, chasm, hole, difference, inconsistency, interruption, interstice, recess, gully, defile, rest, hollow
Examples from the Web for gap
Contemporary Examples of gap
But most of this gap, say the researchers who carried out the study, is due to discrimination.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
The best, or at least most successful, are bridging the gap between punk-rock DIY ethos and social-media savvy.On Tour With The Head and the Heart, Indie Rock’s Next Big Thing
December 17, 2014
This year the GOP closed that gap—and one all-female consulting firm is a big reason why.Surprise! The GOP Closed the Gender Gap
December 10, 2014
In what he saw as divine intervention, a gap opened in the crowd and the car gunned through it.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
Near the confluence of these two rivers a tiny bridge spans the gap connecting the Korengal with the Pech.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley
Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman
November 15, 2014
Historical Examples of gap
There was a gap in the conversation, which Clennam devoted to winding up his watch.Little Dorrit
It is all very well for us to be rich, but money simply enlarges the gap.
Besides, I was wrong when I said that money opened a gap between people.
Through this gap we rode, and I shouted loudly for Saxon to join us.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
I sought for a man that should stand in the gap before Me, and found none.The Ministry of Intercession
- a break in a magnetic circuit that increases the inductance and saturation point of the circuit
- See spark gap
verb gaps, gapping or gapped
Word Origin for gap
early 14c. (mid-13c. in place names), from Old Norse gap "chasm," related to gapa "to gape," from PIE *ghai- "to yawn, gape" (see yawn (v.)). Originally "hole in a wall or hedge;" broader sense is 16c. In U.S., common in place names in reference to a break or pass in a long mountain chain (especially one that water flows through). As a verb from 1847.