Synonyms of gap
1 openingDictionary • the wind tearing through gaps in the window frames
opening • He squeezed through an opening in the fence.
space • The space underneath could be used as a storage area.
hole • They got in through a hole in the wall.
break • a sudden break in the clouds
split • The seat had a few small splits around the corners.
divide • the great divide between generations
crack • She watched him though a crack in the curtains.
rent • welling up from a rent in the ground
breach • A large battering ram hammered a breach in the wall.
slot • He dropped a coin in the slot and dialled.
vent • There was a small air vent in the ceiling.
rift • In the open bog are many rifts and potholes.
aperture • Through the aperture he could see daylight.
cleft • a narrow cleft in the rocks too small for a human to squeeze through
chink • He peered through a chink in the curtains.
crevice • a huge boulder with rare ferns growing in every crevice
fissure • There was a great crack, and a fissure opened up.
cranny • The lizards fled into crannies in the rocks.
2 intervalDictionary • There followed a gap of four years.
interval • During the interval, wine was served.
pause • There was a brief pause in the conversation.
recess • Parliament returns to work today after its summer recess.
interruption • interruptions in the supply of food and fuel
respite • I rang home during a brief respite at work.
lull • a lull in the conversation
interlude • It was a happy interlude in her life.
hiatus • Efforts to reach a settlement resume today after a two-week hiatus.
intermission • Drinks were served during the intermission.
lacuna • There are still major lacunae in the material available.
3 needDictionary • He identified a gap in the market.
need • There's no need to call the police.
demand • The demand for coal is down.
requirement • The products met all legal requirements.
necessity • There is agreement on the necessity of reforms.
4 differenceDictionary • the gap between the poor and the well-off
difference • the vast difference in size
gulf • the gulf between rural and urban life
contrast • The two women provided a startling contrast in appearance.
discrepancy • the discrepancy between press and radio reports
inconsistency • the alleged inconsistencies in his evidence
disparity • economic disparities between countries
divergence • There's substantial divergence of opinion in the party.
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apertureAn aperture is a narrow hole or gap.
• Through the aperture he could see daylight.
• A large battering ram hammered a breach in the wall.
• a sudden break in the clouds
Thesaurus for gap from the Collins English Thesaurus