Meaning of GAP in English

— gapless , adj.

/gap/ , n. , v. , gapped, gapping .


1. a break or opening, as in a fence, wall, or military line; breach: We found a gap in the enemy's line of fortifications.

2. an empty space or interval; interruption in continuity; hiatus: a momentary gap in a siren's wailing; a gap in his memory.

3. a wide divergence or difference; disparity: the gap between expenses and income; the gap between ideals and actions.

4. a difference or disparity in attitudes, perceptions, character, or development, or a lack of confidence or understanding, perceived as creating a problem: the technology gap; a communications gap.

5. a deep, sloping ravine or cleft through a mountain ridge.

6. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a mountain pass: the Cumberland Gap.

7. Aeron. the distance between one supporting surface of an airplane and another above or below it.


8. to make a gap, opening, or breach in.


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

[ 1350-1400; ME gap chasm ]

Syn. 2. pause, interstice, break, interlude, lull.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .