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GAP, n. [See Gape and Gab.]

1. An opening in any thing made by breaking or parting; as a gap in a fence or wall.

2. A breach.

Manifold miseries ensued by the opening of that gap to all that side of christendom.

3. Any avenue or passage; way of entrance or departure.

4. A breach; a defect; a flaw; as a gap in honor or reputation.

5. An interstice; a vacuity.

A third can fill the gap with laughing.

6. A hiatus; a chasm; as a gap between words.

To stop a gap, to secure a weak point; to repair a defect.

To stand in the gap, to expose one's self for the protection of something; to make defense against any assailing danger. Ezek. 22.




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GAP, n. [See Gape and Gab.]

1. An opening in any thing made by breaking or parting; as a gap in a fence or wall.

2. A breach.

Manifold miseries ensued by the opening of that gap to all that side of christendom.

3. Any avenue or passage; way of entrance or departure.

4. A breach; a defect; a flaw; as a gap in honor or reputation.

5. An interstice; a vacuity.

A third can fill the gap with laughing.

6. A hiatus; a chasm; as a gap between words.

To stop a gap, to secure a weak point; to repair a defect.

To stand in the gap, to expose one's self for the protection of something; to make defense against any assailing danger. Ezek. 22.


GAP, n. [See Gape and Gab. Gipsy, geb, Hindoo, gibah, a hole.]

  1. An opening in any thing made by breaking or parting; as, a gap in a fence or wall.
  2. A breach. Manifold miseries ensued by the opening of that gap to all that side of Christendom. Knolles.
  3. Any avenue or passage; way of entrance or departure. Dryden.
  4. A breach; a defect; a flaw; as, a gap in honor or reputation. Shak. More.
  5. An interstice; a vacuity. A third can fill the gap with laughing. Swift.
  6. A hiatus; a chasm; as, a gap between words. Pope. To stop a gap, to secure a weak point; to repair a defect. To stand in the gap, to expose one's self for the protection of something; to make defense against any assailing danger. Ezek. xxii.

Gap
  1. An opening in anything made by breaking or parting; as, a gap in a fence; an opening for a passage or entrance; an opening which implies a breach or defect; a vacant space or time; a hiatus; a mountain pass.

    Miseries ensued by the opening of that gap. Knolles.

    It would make a great gap in your own honor. Shak.

    Gap lathe (Mach.), a turning lathe with a deep notch in the bed to admit of turning a short object of large diameter. -- To stand in the gap, to expose one's self for the protection of something; to make defense against any assailing danger; to take the place of a fallen defender or supporter. -- To stop a gap, to secure a weak point; to repair a defect.

  2. To notch, as a sword or knife.
  3. The vertical distance between two superposed surfaces, esp. in a biplane.
  4. To make an opening in; to breach.

    Their masses are gapp'd with our grape. Tennyson.

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Gap

GAP, noun [See Gape and Gab.]

1. An opening in any thing made by breaking or parting; as a gap in a fence or wall.

2. A breach.

Manifold miseries ensued by the opening of that gap to all that side of christendom.

3. Any avenue or passage; way of entrance or departure.

4. A breach; a defect; a flaw; as a gap in honor or reputation.

5. An interstice; a vacuity.

A third can fill the gap with laughing.

6. A hiatus; a chasm; as a gap between words.

To stop a gap to secure a weak point; to repair a defect.

To stand in the gap to expose one's self for the protection of something; to make defense against any assailing danger. Ezekiel 22:30.

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SUCH, a.

1. Of that kind; of the like kind. We never saw such a day; we have never had such a time as the present.

It has as before the thing to which it relates. Give your children such precepts as tend to make them wiser and better.

It is to be noted that the definitive adjective a, never precedes such, but is placed between it and the noun to which it refers; as such a man; such an honor.

2. The same that. This was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed.

3. The same as what has been mentioned.

That thou art happy, owe to God;

That thou continu'st such, owe to thyself.

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