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Synonyms for gap

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. break, interruption, disruption, gap(noun)

    an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

    "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"

    adulterator, adulterant

  2. gap, crack(noun)

    a narrow opening

    "he opened the window a crack"

  3. gap, spread(noun)

    a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures

    "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"

  4. gap(noun)

    a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations

    encounter, ensure, take, read, hold in, jibe, look out, look, experience, tick off, visualise, square up, watch, gibe, assure, image, hold, run across, moderate, look on, learn, checker, condition, check out, run into, discover, regulate, escort, keep an eye on, stop, examine, pick up, memorize, visit, hear, chequer, observe, fix, mold, consider, study, con, tally, come across, regard, define, get a line, suss out, instruct, get wind, check off, check over, take care, watch out, match, check up on, control, look into, ascertain, mark, insure, attend, date, realize, go over, train, check, hold back, specify, interpret, meet, go out, witness, memorise, set, fancy, catch, decide, construe, find out, see, discipline, square off, limit, visualize, picture, find, catch out, go through, take in, correspond, curb, view, influence, project, watch over, fit, arrest, check into, follow, contain, get word, envision, determine, larn, make up one's mind, retard, crack, turn back, go steady, figure, acquire, see to it, break, understand, delay, teach, reckon, shape, settle, tick, realise, agree, mark off

  5. col, gap(noun)

    a pass between mountain peaks

    tackle, draw rein, rein in, rule, rein


  6. opening, gap(noun)

    an open or empty space in or between things

    "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"

    effortless, nonindulgent, low-density(p), thin, lightweight, lighter-than-air, easy, nonpregnant, light, digestible, fooling, airy, virtuous, temperate, casual, strict, light-armed, lean, light-footed, shallow, unimportant, floaty, buoyant, soft, light-duty, loose, gentle, empty, lightly-armed, clear, lively, gradual

  7. gap, breach(verb)

    make an opening or gap in

    afferent nerve, afferent, sensory nerve


  1. gap(noun)

    tear, col, neck, window, split, rift, pass, break, chasm, fissure, opening, rip, clearing, hole

  2. gap(noun)

    To check the size of a gap.

    I gapped all the sparkplugs in my car then realized I used the wrong manual and had made them too small.


  3. gap(noun)

    A hiatus.

    I'm taking a gap.


Editors Contribution

  1. diastema

    a gap in between teeth

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gap(n.)

    cleft, crevice, opening, chink, cranny, crack, interstice, breach, rift, break, hiatus

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gap(n)

    hiatus, rift, crevice, rent, interstice, chasm, opening

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  1. Graham Dugoni:

    There was a gap in etiquette for these new tools, when phones are out, it bleeds the energy out of a room.

  2. Christian Horner:

    Daniel Ricciardo's Daniel Ricciardo now. Daniel Ricciardo's absolutely at the top of Daniel Ricciardo game and I think Daniel Ricciardo has been for the last couple of years, daniel Ricciardo's hit that balance of experience and pace. Daniel Ricciardo's one of the best overtakers in the business and Daniel Ricciardo judgment is impeccable in terms of judging a gap.

  3. Sung Won Sohn:

    The interim trade deal with China is really a stop-gap measure, trump, facing a tough reelection battle wants to show some progress and China needs to boost its economy. The real hard work is ahead.

  4. Med Jones:

    From a psychological point of view, when people go under pressure in life, be it economically or otherwise, they seek support from the people closest to them, usually religious or ethnic groups. They also start blaming other groups who have more control over the national resources. If the gap of power is wide, this will eventually create deep divisions in the nation. The divisions can take on new forms of conflict such as class warfare, ethnic, religious, political unrest and sometime civil war. The only effective protection against national divisions is an open socioeconomic system with a large and growing middle class

  5. Gilles Verniers:

    The gap between Congress and the BJP is still enormous, so no one is seriously thinking that Congress is going to fill that gap, the opposition landscape remains heavily fragmented.

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  • فراغArabic
  • otvorCzech
  • Ritze, Ritz, Spalte, SpaltGerman
  • κενόGreek
  • brechaSpanish
  • pragu, lõheEstonian
  • aukko, tehdä, merkki, aukkopaikka, sola, tarkistaaFinnish
  • trouer, solution de continuité, trouée, brèche, entailler, écart, colFrench
  • hézagHungarian
  • interruzione, spazio vuoto, fessura, breccia, buco, passaggio, aperturaItalian
  • 間隙Japanese
  • mokorawhāMāori
  • luke, tomrom, lomme, mellomrom, gap, åpning, spalteNorwegian
  • dziura, okienko, szpara, szczelina, przerwaPolish
  • fenda, brechaPortuguese
  • разры́в, зазо́р, переры́в, брешь, промежу́ток, проло́м, щель, окно́, интерва́л, люфт, дыра́, уще́лье, прохо́дRussian
  • mwanyaSwahili
  • isikhalaZulu

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    A synonym for scanty
    • A. Dearth
    • B. Spurious
    • C. Inaugurate
    • D. Gumption

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