verb (used with object), gapped, gap·ping.
verb (used without object), gapped, gap·ping.
Origin of gap
Definition for gap (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for gap
But most of this gap, say the researchers who carried out the study, is due to discrimination.
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|James Joiner|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This year the GOP closed that gap—and one all-female consulting firm is a big reason why.
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|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
The micaceous soapstone rocks on both sides of the trail are covered with petroglyphs, from which the gap takes its name.Myths of the Cherokee|James Mooney
We went on—the Blight thrilled, for she had heard much of our volunteer force at the Gap and had seen something already.A Knight of the Cumberland|John Fox Jr.
Just look out, Mrs. Fabian, and see if you can see a gap across the road.Polly and Her Friends Abroad|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The animal headed through a gap in an old fence and started across an adjoining pasture which contained a shallow muddy pond.Ticktock and Jim|Keith Robertson
The following night he was in the Gap earlier, and with renewed determination.Nan of Music Mountain|Frank H. Spearman
British Dictionary definitions for gap (1 of 2)
- 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
British Dictionary definitions for gap (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History 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.