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Definition of GAP

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Gap \Gap\ (g[a^]p), n. [OE. gap; cf. Icel. gap an empty space, Sw. gap mouth, breach, abyss, Dan. gab mouth, opening, AS. geap expanse; as adj., wide, spacious. See {Gape}.]
     1. An opening in anything made by breaking or parting; as, a gap in a fence; an opening for a passage or entrance; an opening which implies a breach or defect; a vacant space or time; a hiatus; a mountain pass. [1913 Webster]

              Miseries ensued by the opening of that gap.
                                                    --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

              It would make a great gap in your own honor. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. (A["e]ronautics) The vertical distance between two superposed surfaces, esp. in a biplane. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     {Gap lathe} (Mach.), a turning lathe with a deep notch in the bed to admit of turning a short object of large diameter.


     {To stand in the gap}, to expose one's self for the protection of something; to make defense against any assailing danger; to take the place of a fallen defender or supporter.

     {To stop a gap}, to secure a weak point; to repair a defect. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gap \Gap\, v. t.
     1. To notch, as a sword or knife.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. To make an opening in; to breach.
        [1913 Webster]

              Their masses are gapp'd with our grape. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

GAP
         Generic Access Profile (DECT, Europe, Bluetooth)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

GAP
         Generic Address Parameter


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

171 Moby Thesaurus words for "gap":
     abysm, abyss, aperture, arrearage, arroyo, bottom, bottom glade, bottoms, box canyon, breach, break, breakage, broaching, burst, caesura, canyon, cavity, cessation, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, chip, clearing, cleavage, cleave, cleft, cleuch, clough, clove, col, coulee, couloir, crack, cranny, crevasse, crevice, cut, cut apart, cwm, dale, defalcation, defect, deficiency, deficit, defile, dehisce, delay, dell, difference, dike, dingle, disagreement, disclosure, discontinuity, discrepancy, disparity, disruption, distance, distinction, ditch, divergence, division, donga, draw, excavation, fault, fenestra, fissure, fistula, flaw, flume, fontanel, foramen, fracture, furrow, gape, gash, gat, gill, glen, gorge, groove, grove, gulch, gulf, gully, halt, hang open, hiatus, hole, hollow, incise, incision, inconsistency, inlet, interim, intermission, interruption, interspace, interval, intervale, joint, kloof, lack, lacuna, laying open, leak, letup, lull, lunar rill, missing link, moat, need, notch, nullah, omission, open, opening, opening up, orifice, oscitate, outage, outlet, pass, passage, passageway, pause, pore, ravine, recess, rent, respite, rest, rift, rime, rip, rive, rupture, scale, scissure, seam, separation, shortage, slash, slice, slit, slot, space, splinter, split, stoma, stop, strath, suspension, tear, throwing open, trench, trough, ullage, uncorking, unstopping, vale, valley, void, wadi, wait, want, wantage, yawn


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