gap

gap

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

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English

Pronunciation

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

Etymology 1

From Middle English gap, gappe, from Old Norse gap (an empty space, gap, chasm), from gapa (to gape, scream), from Proto-Germanic *gapōną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₂- (to open wide, gape). Related to Danish gab (an expanse, space, gap), Old English ġeap (open space, expanse); compare English 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, a pause in something which is otherwise continuous.
  6. A vacancy, deficit, absence, or lack.
    (see also gap-toothed)
  7. A mountain or hill pass.
  8. (Sussex) A sheltered area of coast between two cliffs (mostly restricted to place names).
  9. (baseball) The regions between the outfielders.
  10. (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.
  11. (Australia) (usually written as "the gap") The disparity between the indigenous and non-indigenous communities with regard to life expectancy, education, health, etc.
  12. (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; see also Thesaurus:hole
  • (opening that implies a breach or defect): space
  • (vacant space or time): break, space, window; see also Thesaurus:interspace or Thesaurus:interim
  • (hiatus): hiatus; see also Thesaurus:pause
  • (mountain pass): col, neck, pass
  • (in baseball):
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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.
  4. (New Zealand, slang) To leave suddenly.
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

gap (plural gaps)

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

Anagrams

  • AGP, APG, GPA, PAG, 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

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡap/

Noun

gap m (plural gaps)

  1. (chemistry) gap
  2. gap (difference)

Garo

Noun

gap

  1. snail

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

Indonesian

Etymology 1

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡap/
  • Hyphenation: gap

Noun

gap

  1. beating, the sound of action by which someone or something is beaten.
    Synonym: degap

Etymology 2

From English gap, from Middle English gap, gappe, a borrowing from Old Norse gap (an empty space, gap, chasm).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɛp/
  • Hyphenation: gap

Noun

gap

  1. gap,
    1. an opening in anything.
      Synonym: celah
    2. the disparity between communities with regard to life expectancy, education, health, etc.
      Synonyms: jurang, kesenjangan

Further reading

  • “gap” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Language Development and Fostering Agency — Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic Indonesia, 2016.

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

gap

  1. imperative of gape

Old High German

Verb

gap

  1. manuscript spelling of gab, first/third-person singular past indicative of geban

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/
  • Rhymes: -ap
  • Syllabification: gap

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

gap m pers

  1. (colloquial, usually in the plural, derogatory) gawker, gaper, mindless onlooker, rubbernecker
    Synonyms: gapowicz, świadek, widz
Usage notes

Because this word inflects as if it contained a terminal [pʲ], which no longer exists in 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

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun

gap f

  1. genitive plural of gapa

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

gap

  1. second-person singular imperative of gapić

Further reading

  • gap in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • gap in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish

Noun

gap m (plural gaps)

  1. gap (difference)

Further reading

  • “gap”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse gap.

Noun

gap n

  1. chasm or abyss
  2. gap; an opening that implies a breach or defect.
  3. a mouth, especially when wide open
  4. the space between the jaws of a wrench

Declension

Derived terms

  • gapskratt (loud unrestrained laughter)
  • gapflabb (loud uncontrolled laughter)

Related terms

  • gapa (to open one's mouth)

Anagrams

  • Apg., p.g.a., pga

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