Adjective "gap" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A break or hole in an object or between two objects.
  1. 'An officer patrolling the Murton area in the early hours of today noticed a large gap in the hedge on Moor Lane and investigated.'
  2. 'In the distance where the land dips away, neighbouring fields are surrounded by scrubby hedges with large gaps.'
  3. 'He watches carefully where he treads so as to avoid some of the bigger holes and gaps between the half-rotten floorboards.'
  4. 'Yesterday we plugged the gap in the hedge with two new buddleia plants.'
  5. 'The metal work done on the aft booms was of poor quality, with putty applied in an attempt to cover over gaps around screw holes.'
  6. 'Radon from the ground gets into buildings mainly through cracks in floors or gaps around pipes or cables.'
  7. 'There should not be any holes or gaps at the bottom of the fence or around the gate.'
  8. 'Last summer when the park shut at 8pm, teenagers would sneak through a gap in the hedge and congregate in groups.'
  9. 'After the molding is put up, use wood putty to fill visible nail holes and small gaps for a seamless look.'
  10. 'We ended up with scaffolds built from these approaches that only had small holes where the gaps were.'
  11. as name 'Watford Gap'
  12. 'The village was built on a hill with deep gaps around it.'
  13. 'It had to pass through gaps in the high mountain range to reach Wamena.'
  14. 'They have 160 km of through road with a few side tracks leading to the gaps and gorges nearby.'
  15. 'Plans to build a road through the gap have stirred up strong feelings on both sides of the long-running debate.'
A space or interval; a break in continuity.
  1. 'In one cut, the film leaps across great gaps in time and space - only a press kit could tell me what was supposed to have happened.'
  2. 'For example, when a nurse cares for two or more patients and must divide attention between them there is a potential for gaps in the continuity of care.'
  3. 'Nonetheless, this book nicely fills some gaps in the literature on Southern slavery.'
  4. 'Critical gaps extracted from different reference-line scenarios were also examined.'
  5. 'These seem to fill in the gaps between the different excerpts that make up most of the book.'
  6. 'This will then leave a major gap in the trained, professional sector in years to come.'
  7. 'They describe some gaps in the literature and provide some suggestions for future research.'
  8. 'However, work would need to be undertaken with the organisations to ensure a full review of the situation identifies any gaps or overlaps in the current system.'
  9. 'The work of COMGAS is diverse and eclectic, connected by a desire to explore the gaps and spaces in the fabric of cultural production.'
  10. 'The gap in the current literature exists when we consider race and gender.'
  11. 'the media were bridging the gap between government and people'
  12. 'Equality campaigners believe the move is a major step forward in trying to close the gender pay gap.'
  13. 'A wide gap exists between the majority of the government and the wishes of the people.'
  14. 'This gap is the difference between a firm's present distribution system and the potential for it to be increased.'
  15. 'A widening gender pay gap is created and overall, working mothers' employment potential becomes limited.'
  16. 'He said the Government had an historic opportunity to close the growing income gap in Ireland.'
  17. 'We also confronted the challenges and exerted our utmost efforts to bridge the various gaps and differences existing in the region.'
  18. 'As a result, salary gaps between different sports and between individual players can be quite large.'
  19. 'There is a huge gap between rich and poor countries across a range of health measures.'
  20. 'It simply made no difference because the gap between reality and policy is irreconcilable.'
  21. 'Someday we'll have the will again to tackle all the other gaps that divide us.'

More definitions

1. a break or opening, as in a fence, wall, or military line; breach: We found a gap in the enemy's line of fortifications.

2. an empty space or interval; interruption in continuity; hiatus: a momentary gap in a siren's wailing; a gap in his memory.

3. a wide divergence or difference; disparity: the gap between expenses and income; the gap between ideals and actions.

4. a difference or disparity in attitudes, perceptions, character, or development, or a lack of confidence or un

More examples(as adjective)

"steadies can be gap."


Middle English: from Old Norse, ‘chasm’; related to gape.