Part of speech:
An empty space or a missing part; a gap:
A split or indentation between two parts, as of the chin.
An open break in a previously friendly relationship
A break where a part is missing or lost, as in a manuscript; gap in a sequence; lacuna
A receding or hollow place, as in a surface, wall, etc.; niche
A short period of quiet or of comparative calm, lessened activity, etc.
(Sussex) the South Downs Way
A deep, steep-sided opening in the earth's surface; an abyss or gorge.
A cavity, gap, or space:
Change or progress from one process or condition to another; transition
A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.
A rivulet or stream
A long, narrow valley between high cliffs, often with a stream flowing through it
A narrow gorge or pass that restricts lateral movement, as of troops.
A narrow pass between mountains.
A deep mountain gorge or gully
A mountain pass
A large knife.
A steep-walled valley cut by a swift stream; deep, narrow ravine
Interjected as qualifying information or explanation
Anything too deep for measurement; profound depth
An adjourning or being adjourned
A usually adjustable opening in an optical instrument, such as a camera or telescope, that limits the amount of light passing through a lens or onto a mirror.
A document with one or more such spaces.
A break in friendly relations
A break or pause in a line of verse: in Greek and Latin verse, the caesura falls within the metrical foot; in English verse, it is usually about the middle of the line and is shown in scanning by the sign ∥
(Mineralogy) The splitting or tendency to split of a crystallized substance along definite crystalline planes, yielding smooth surfaces.
A moment; an instant:
A small, narrow opening; crack, as in a wall
A narrow crack or opening; a fissure or cleft.
A natural space in the body; specif., the gap between two teeth, esp. of the upper jaw
A usually uneven surface between two layers of rock or sediment that represents either an interruption in the deposition of the layers, as in an unconformity, or a displacement of one or both layers relative to each other, as in a fault.
A dividing point or line:
A long, narrow crack or opening in the face of a rock. Fissures are often filled with minerals of a different type from those in the surrounding rock.
A break, scratch, crack, etc. that spoils something; blemish
The period of time between; meantime
An intermitting or being intermitted; interruption
The interval of time between the end of a sovereign's reign and the accession of a successor.
Anything that interrupts
A small or narrow space between things or parts; crevice
(Math.) The set containing all numbers between two given numbers: it may include one, both, or neither end point
(Law) The termination or forfeiture of a right or privilege through disuse, through failure of some contingency, or through failure to meet stated obligations within a stated time
A hole or narrow slit in the wall of a fort, etc., for looking or shooting through
A beginning; first part; commencement
An interruption of continuity; an interval:
A sexual invitation or overture:
A stated return or payment for the temporary possession or use of a house, land, or other property, made, usually at fixed intervals, by the tenant or user to the owner
An interval of temporary relief or rest, as from pain, work, or duty; lull
An area provided for a particular purpose:
The junction across which a nerve impulse passes from an axon terminal to a neuron, muscle cell, or gland cell.
Total lack of ideas; emptiness of mind.
A space left empty by the removal or absence of something usually found in it; void
Total emptiness; an empty space or vacuum
The act of perforating.
The act of breaking apart or bursting, or the state of being broken apart or burst; breach
The act or process of moving apart or forcing something apart:
A significant effect on or change in a situation
A disparity; an inconsistency.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
An instance of divergence or disagreement.
Mutually exclusive or antagonistic qualities or things.
Lack of congruence.
To pass into or through something.
To pass into or through as a pointed instrument does; penetrate; stab
To perforate or pierce with a sharp point
To open the mouth wide, as in yawning or from hunger
To utter wearily, as while yawning:
an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
A difference, as between two figures or totals:
A gap between peaks in a mountain range, used as a pass
A deep narrow passage with steep rocky sides; a ravine.
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