- A hiatus.
"I'm taking a gap."
- (baseball) The regions between the outfielders.
"Jones doubled through the gap."
- (genetics) An unsequenced region in a sequence alignment.
- An opening in anything made by breaking or parting.
"a gap in a fence;"
- A vacant space or time.
"I have a gap in my schedule next Tuesday."
- (Sussex) A sheltered area of coast between two cliffs (mostly restricted to place names).
"At Birling Gap we can stop and go have a picnic on the beach."
- (Australia) (usually written as "the gap") The disparity between the indigenous and non-indigenous communities with regard to life expectancy, education, health, etc.
- An opening that implies a breach or defect.
"There is a gap between the roof and the gutter."
- A mountain or hill pass.
"The exploring party went through the high gap in the mountains."
- (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.
- An opening allowing passage or entrance.
"We can slip through that gap."
- (transitive) 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."
- (transitive) To make an opening in; to breach.
- (transitive) To notch, as a sword or knife.