gap

gap

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of gap in English

English Online Dictionary. What means gap‎? What does gap mean?

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: gap, IPA(key): /ɡæp/
  • Rhymes: -æp

Etymology 1

From Middle English gap, gappe, a borrowing from Old Norse gap (an empty space, gap, chasm), related to Danish gab (an expanse, space, gap), Old English ġeap (open space, expanse), Old Norse gapa (to gape); compare gape.

Noun

gap (plural gaps)

  1. An opening in anything made by breaking or parting.
  2. An opening allowing passage or entrance.
  3. An opening that implies a breach or defect.
  4. A vacant space or time.
  5. A hiatus.
  6. A mountain or hill pass.
  7. (Sussex) A sheltered area of coast between two cliffs (mostly restricted to place names).
  8. (baseball) The regions between the outfielders.
  9. (Australia, for a medical or pharmacy item) The shortfall between the amount the medical insurer will pay to the service provider and the scheduled fee for the item.
    • 2008, Eileen Willis, Louise Reynolds, Helen Keleher, Understanding the Australian Health Care System, page 5,
      Under bulk billing the patient does not pay a gap, and the medical practitioner receives 85% of the scheduled fee.
  10. (Australia) (usually written as "the gap") The disparity between the indigenous and non-indigenous communities with regard to life expectancy, education, health, etc.
  11. (genetics) An unsequenced region in a sequence alignment.
Synonyms
  • (opening made by breaking or parting): break, hole, rip, split, tear, rift, chasm, fissure
  • (opening allowing passage or entrance): break, clearing, hole, opening
  • (opening that implies a breach or defect): space
  • (vacant space or time): window
  • (hiatus): hiatus
  • (mountain pass): col, neck, pass
  • (in baseball):

Hyponyms

Derived terms
  • gap-toothed

Related terms

  • bridge the gap
  • gap year
  • stand in the gap
Translations

Verb

gap (third-person singular simple present gaps, present participle gapping, simple past and past participle gapped)

  1. (transitive) To notch, as a sword or knife.
  2. (transitive) To make an opening in; to breach.
  3. (transitive) To check the size of a gap.
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

gap (plural gaps)

  1. Alternative form of gup (elected head of a gewog in Bhutan)

Anagrams

  • AGP, APG, GPA, PGA, Pag

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑp

Etymology 1

Verb

gap

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gappen
  2. imperative of gappen

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English gap. Related to gapen, gaap, jaap.

Noun

gap n (plural gappen, diminutive gapje n)

  1. (business) gap
    Synonyms: gat, kloof

Icelandic

Etymology

Back-formation from gapa (to open one's mouth wide; to yawn).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaːp/
  • Rhymes: -aːp

Noun

gap n (genitive singular gaps, nominative plural göp)

  1. gap, opening
    Synonyms: op, rifa, glufa

Declension


Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

gap

  1. imperative of gape

Old Norse

Etymology

Presumably from gapa (to gape).

Pronunciation

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑp/

Noun

gap n (genitive gaps, plural gǫp)

  1. gap, empty space
    • Vǫluspá, verse 3, lines 7-8, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 1:
      [] gap var ginnunga, / en gras hvergi.
      [] gap was of void, / but grass nowhere.
  2. (figuratively) shouting, crying, gab
    • Haralds saga herdráða 64, in 1868, C. R. Unger, G. Vigfússon, Flateyjarbok. Udg. efter offentlig foranstaltning, Volume 3. Christiania, page 425:
      [] þar uar suo mikit hareyste og gap []
      [] there was so much noise and gab []

Declension

Derived terms

Related terms

Descendants

References

  • gap in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • gap in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • gap in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡap/

Noun

gap m pers

  1. (usually in the plural, derogatory) rubbernecker, bystander, passer-by

Usage notes

Because this word inflects as if it contained a terminal [pʲ], which no longer exists in modern Polish and cannot be represented in Polish orthography, the nominative singular form is in practice used only as a lemma in dictionaries. Most native speakers only recognize this word in its inflected forms.

Declension

Further reading

  • gap in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Bookmark
share
WebDictionary.net is an Free English Dictionary containing information about the meaning, synonyms, antonyms, definitions, translations, etymology and more.

Related Words

Browse the English Dictionary

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

License

This article based on an article on Wiktionary. The list of authors can be seen in the page history there. The original work has been modified. This article is distributed under the terms of this license.