What is gap?

  • (noun): A pass between mountain peaks.
    Synonyms: col
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on gap, gaps:

Wind Gap (topography)
... A wind gap is a valley through which a waterway once flowed but is now dry as a result of stream capture ... A water gap is a similar feature, but one in which a waterway still flows ... Water gaps and wind gaps often provide practical routes for trails, roads, and railroads through mountainous terrain ...
Cumberland Gap - History
... The gap was named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, who had many places named for him in the American colonies after the Battle of Culloden ... spread to many other features in the region, such as the Cumberland Gap ... region leading a company of men to widen the path through the gap to make settlement of Kentucky and Tennessee easier ...
Cumberland Gap - References in Popular Culture
... Cumberland Gap has lent its name to a popular folk song recorded and performed by American folk and bluegrass musicians such as Woody Guthrie and Earl Scruggs and British ... The gap has been mentioned in many songs, including the Old Crow Medicine Show song "Wagon Wheel" co-written by Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor, the song "The Ballad of Thunder Road", and the song "Mighty Joe ... bid eventually won, "and out of sheer cussedness voted for Cumberland Gap" as the proposed site ...
2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships – Women's Scratch - Personal Reactions After The Race
... "I knew I had to give it everything and if there was no gap, then there was no gap ... it worked out well." Despite having quite a considerable gap coming into the final lap, Van Dijk refused to believe that the race was won until the very end ... I didn't know how big the gap was, I didn't look back, I was just focused on riding hard and getting everything out." A few days on from the frustration of non-qualification ...
Gap, North Carolina
... Gap is an unincorporated community in Stokes County, North Carolina, United States, approximately 5 miles WSW of Danbury, North Carolina, near Hanging Rock State Park, on North Carolina State Highway 66 ... Townships Beaver Island Big Creek Danbury Meadows Peters Creek Quaker Gap Sauratown Snow Creek Yadkin CDPs Germanton‡ Pinnacle Unincorporated communities ...

More definitions of "gap":

  • (noun): A narrow opening.
    Synonyms: crack
  • (noun): A conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures.
    Example: "Gap between income and outgo"
    Synonyms: spread
  • (verb): Make an opening or gap in.
    Synonyms: breach
  • (noun): An open or empty space in or between things.
    Example: "The explosion made a gap in the wall"
    Synonyms: opening

Famous quotes containing the word gap:

    Wherever a man separates from the multitude, and goes his own way in this mood, there indeed is a fork in the road, though ordinary travelers may see only a gap in the paling. His solitary path across lots will turn out the higher way of the two.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Here is the place; right over the hill
    Runs the path I took;
    You can see the gap in the old wall still,
    And the stepping-stones in the shallow brook.
    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
    George Orwell (1903–1950)