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Yes. The word gap is a Scrabble US word. The word gap is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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G2A1P3

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3 letters words from 'gap'

GAP 6 

2 letters words from 'gap'

AG 3PA 4

All 3 letters words made out of gap

gap agp gpa pga apg pag

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Definitions and meaning of gap

gap

Pronunciation

  • enPR: gap, IPA(key): /ɡæp/
  • Rhymes: -æp

Etymology 1

From Middle English gap, gappe, a borrowing from Old Norse gap (an empty space, gap, chasm), related to Danish gab (an expanse, space, gap), Old English ġeap (open space, expanse), Old Norse gapa (to gape); compare gape.

Noun

gap (plural gaps)

  1. An opening in anything made by breaking or parting.
  2. An opening allowing passage or entrance.
  3. An opening that implies a breach or defect.
  4. A vacant space or time.
  5. A hiatus, a pause in something which is otherwise continuous.
  6. A vacancy, deficit, absence, or lack.
    (see also gap-toothed)
  7. A mountain or hill pass.
  8. (Sussex) A sheltered area of coast between two cliffs (mostly restricted to place names).
  9. (baseball) The regions between the outfielders.
  10. (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.
    • 2008, Eileen Willis, Louise Reynolds, Helen Keleher, Understanding the Australian Health Care System, page 5,
      Under bulk billing the patient does not pay a gap, and the medical practitioner receives 85% of the scheduled fee.
  11. (Australia) (usually written as "the gap") The disparity between the indigenous and non-indigenous communities with regard to life expectancy, education, health, etc.
  12. (genetics) An unsequenced region in a sequence alignment.
Synonyms
  • (opening made by breaking or parting): break, hole, rip, split, tear, rift, chasm, fissure
  • (opening allowing passage or entrance): break, clearing, hole, opening; see also Thesaurus:hole
  • (opening that implies a breach or defect): space
  • (vacant space or time): break, space, window; see also Thesaurus:interspace or Thesaurus:interim
  • (hiatus): hiatus; see also Thesaurus:pause
  • (mountain pass): col, neck, pass
  • (in baseball):
Hyponyms
Derived terms
  • gap-toothed
  • mind the gap
  • Scots' Gap
  • Watford Gap
Related terms
  • bridge the gap
  • gap year
  • stand in the gap
Translations

Verb

gap (third-person singular simple present gaps, present participle gapping, simple past and past participle gapped)

  1. (transitive) To notch, as a sword or knife.
  2. (transitive) To make an opening in; to breach.
  3. (transitive) To check the size of a gap.
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

gap (plural gaps)

  1. Alternative form of gup (elected head of a gewog in Bhutan)

Anagrams

  • AGP, APG, GPA, PAG, PGA, Pag

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑp

Etymology 1

Verb

gap

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gappen
  2. imperative of gappen

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English gap. Related to gapen, gaap, jaap.

Noun

gap n (plural gappen, diminutive gapje n)

  1. (business) gap
    Synonyms: gat, kloof

Icelandic

Etymology

Back-formation from gapa (to open one's mouth wide; to yawn).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaːp/
  • Rhymes: -aːp

Noun

gap n (genitive singular gaps, nominative plural göp)

  1. gap, opening
    Synonyms: op, rifa, glufa

Declension


Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

gap

  1. imperative of gape

Old Norse

Etymology

Presumably from gapa (to gape).

Pronunciation

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑp/

Noun

gap n (genitive gaps, plural gǫp)

  1. gap, empty space
    • Vǫluspá, verse 3, lines 7-8, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 1:
      [] gap var ginnunga, / en gras hvergi.
      [] gap was of void, / but grass nowhere.
  2. (figuratively) shouting, crying, gab
    • Haralds saga herdráða 64, in 1868, C. R. Unger, G. Vigfússon, Flateyjarbok. Udg. efter offentlig foranstaltning, Volume 3. Christiania, page 425:
      [] þar uar suo mikit hareyste og gap []
      [] there was so much noise and gab []

Declension

Derived terms

Related terms

Descendants

References

  • gap in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • gap in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • gap in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡap/

Noun

gap m pers

  1. (usually in the plural, derogatory) gawker, gaper, mindless onlooker, rubbernecker
    Synonym: gapowicz

Usage notes

  • Because this word inflects as if it contained a terminal [pʲ], which no longer exists in Polish and cannot be represented in Polish orthography, the nominative singular form is in practice used only as a lemma in dictionaries. Most native speakers only recognize this word in its inflected forms.

Declension

Noun

gap f

  1. genitive plural of gapa

Verb

gap

  1. second-person singular imperative of gapić

Further reading

  • gap in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • gap in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swedish

Noun

gap n

  1. chasm or abyss
  2. gap; an opening that implies a breach or defect.
  3. a mouth, especially when wide open
  4. the space between the jaws of a wrench

Declension

Related terms

Anagrams

  • Apg., p.g.a.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to make an opening in.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)