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Gap meaning

gap - 5 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. To notch, as a sword or knife.
  3. 3. To make an opening in; to breach.
  4. 4. The vertical distance between two superposed surfaces, esp. in a biplane.
  5. 5. An opening; cleft; vacancy.

gap - examples of usage

  1. Several boys collected behind me as I approached the gap. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. The boys ran forward and collected just beyond the gap. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. Indeed, if he but saw them inclined to come in, he would stand in the gap and defend it bravely. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
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