[gap-ing] /ˈgæp ɪŋ/
a rule of transformational grammar by which repeated instances of a verb are deleted from conjoined sentences, as in the deletion of brought from Mary brought the bread, John the cheese, and Bill the wine.
a break or opening, as in a fence, wall, or military line; breach:
We found a gap in the enemy’s line of fortifications.
an empty space or interval; interruption in continuity; hiatus:
a momentary gap in a siren’s wailing; a gap in his memory.
a wide divergence or difference; disparity:
the gap between expenses and income; the gap between ideals and actions.
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.
a deep, sloping ravine or cleft through a mountain ridge.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a mountain pass:
the Cumberland Gap.
Aeronautics. the distance between one supporting surface of an airplane and another above or below it.
verb (used with object), gapped, gapping.
to make a gap, opening, or breach in.
verb (used without object), gapped, gapping.
to come open or apart; form or show a gap.
(in transformational grammar) a rule that deletes repetitions of a verb, as in the sentence Bill voted for Smith, Sam for McKay, and Dave for Harris
the act or practice of taking a gap year
a break or opening in a wall, fence, etc
a break in continuity; interruption; hiatus: there is a serious gap in the accounts
a break in a line of hills or mountains affording a route through
(mainly US) a gorge or ravine
a divergence or difference; disparity: there is a gap between his version of the event and hers, the generation gap
bridge a gap, close a gap, fill a gap, stop a gap, to remedy a deficiency
verb gaps, gapping, gapped
(transitive) to make a breach or opening in
early 14c. (mid-13c. in place names), from Old Norse gap “chasm,” related to gapa “to gape,” from PIE *ghai- “to yawn, gape” (see yawn (v.)). Originally “hole in a wall or hedge;” broader sense is 16c. In U.S., common in place names in reference to a break or pass in a long mountain chain (especially one that water flows through). As a verb from 1847.
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a rent or opening in a wall (Ezek. 13:5; comp. Amos 4:3). The false prophets did not stand in the gap (Ezek. 22: 30), i.e., they did nothing to stop the outbreak of wickedness.
[gap-tootht, -tooth d] /ˈgæpˌtuθt, -ˌtuðd/ adjective 1. having a noticeable space between two teeth. adjective 1. having wide spaces between the teeth
[geyps, gaps] /geɪps, gæps/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. Veterinary Pathology. a parasitic disease of poultry and other birds, characterized by frequent due to infestation of the trachea and bronchi with gapeworms. 2. a fit of yawning. /ɡeɪps/ noun (functioning as sing) 1. a disease of young domestic fowl, characterized by gaping or […]
[gahr] /gɑr/ noun, plural (especially collectively) gar (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) gars. 1. Also called garfish, garpike. any predaceous freshwater fish of the genus Lepisosteus, of North America, covered with hard, diamond-shaped scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth. 2. (def 1). [gahr] /gɑr/ verb (used with object), garred, […]
1. Grand Army of the Republic.