|1.||a break or opening in a wall, fence, etc|
|2.||a break in continuity; interruption; hiatus: there is a serious gap in the accounts|
|3.||a break in a line of hills or mountains affording a route through|
|4.||chiefly (US) a gorge or ravine|
|5.||a divergence or difference; disparity: there is a gap between his version of the event and hers; the generation gap|
|a. a break in a magnetic circuit that increases the inductance and saturation point of the circuit|
|b. See spark gap|
|7.||bridge a gap, close a gap, fill a gap, stop a gap to remedy a deficiency|
|—vb , gaps, gapping, gapped|
|8.||(tr) to make a breach or opening in|
|[C14: from Old Norse gap chasm; related to gapa to |
An opening in a structure or surface; a cleft or breach.
An interval or discontinuity in any series or sequence.
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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.