Gap vs. Hole

Gap vs. Hole — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Gap and Hole

Gapnoun

An opening in a solid structure or surface; a cleft or breach

wriggled through a gap in the fence.a large gap in the wall where the artillery shell had exploded.

Holenoun

A hollowed place in something solid; a cavity or pit

dug a hole in the ground with a shovel.

Gapnoun

A break in a line of defense.

Holenoun

An opening or perforation

a hole in the clouds.had a hole in the elbow of my sweater.

Gapnoun

An opening through mountains; a pass.

Holenoun

(Sports) An opening in a defensive formation, such as the area of a baseball infield between two adjacent fielders.

Gapnoun

A space between objects or points; an aperture

a gap between his front teeth.

Holenoun

A fault or flaw

There are holes in your argument.

Gapnoun

An interruption of continuity

a nine-minute gap in the recorded conversation.needed to fill in the gaps in her knowledge.

Holenoun

A deep place in a body of water.

Gapnoun

A conspicuous difference or imbalance; a disparity

a gap between revenue and spending.the widening gap between rich and poor.

Holenoun

An animal's hollowed-out habitation, such as a burrow.

Gapnoun

A problematic situation resulting from such a disparity

the budget gap.the technology gap.

Holenoun

An ugly, squalid, or depressing dwelling.

Gapnoun

A spark gap.

Holenoun

A deep or isolated place of confinement; a dungeon.

Gapverb

To make an opening or openings in

a wall that was gapped.

Holenoun

An awkward situation; a predicament.

Gapverb

To make or adjust a space between (objects or points) or in (a device)

gap boards on a deck.gap a spark plug.

Holenoun

The small pit lined with a cup into which a golf ball must be hit.

Gapverb

To be or become open

Her coat gapped open.

Holenoun

One of the divisions of a golf course, from tee to cup.

Gapnoun

An opening in anything made by breaking or parting.

He made a gap in the fence by kicking at a weak spot.

Holenoun

(Physics) A vacant position in an atom left by the absence of a valence electron, especially a position in a semiconductor that acts as a carrier of positive electric charge. Also called electron hole.

Gapnoun

An opening allowing passage or entrance.

We can slip through that gap between the buildings.

Holeverb

To put a hole in.

Gapnoun

An opening that implies a breach or defect.

There is a gap between the roof and the gutter.

Holeverb

To put or propel into a hole.

Gapnoun

A vacant space or time.

I have a gap in my schedule next Tuesday.

Holeverb

To make a hole in something.

Gapnoun

A hiatus, a pause in something which is otherwise continuous.

I'm taking a gap.You must wait for a gap in the traffic before crossing the road.

Holenoun

A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation; a rent; a fissure.

There’s a hole in my shoe.Her stocking has a hole in it.

Gapnoun

A vacancy, deficit, absence, or lack.

Their departure has left a gap in the workforce.Find words to fill the gaps in an incomplete sentence.

Holenoun

An opening in a solid.

There’s a hole in my bucket.

Gapnoun

A mountain or hill pass.

The exploring party went through the high gap in the mountains.

Holenoun

(heading) In games.

Gapnoun

(Sussex) A sheltered area of coast between two cliffs (mostly restricted to place names).

At Birling Gap we can stop and go have a picnic on the beach.

Holenoun

(golf) A subsurface standard-size hole, also called cup, hitting the ball into which is the object of play. Each hole, of which there are usually eighteen as the standard on a full course, is located on a prepared surface, called the green, of a particular type grass.

Gapnoun

(baseball) The regions between the outfielders.

Jones doubled through the gap.

Holenoun

(golf) The part of a game in which a player attempts to hit the ball into one of the holes.

I played 18 holes yesterday.The second hole today cost me three strokes over par.

Gapnoun

The shortfall between the amount the medical insurer will pay to the service provider and the scheduled fee for the item.

Holenoun

(baseball) The rear portion of the defensive team between the shortstop and the third baseman.

The shortstop ranged deep into the hole to make the stop.

Gapnoun

(AU) (usually written as "the gap") The disparity between the indigenous and non-indigenous communities with regard to life expectancy, education, health, etc.

Holenoun

(chess) A square on the board, with some positional significance, that a player does not, and cannot in future, control with a friendly pawn.

Gapnoun

(genetics) An unsequenced region in a sequence alignment.

Holenoun

(stud poker) A card (also called a hole card) dealt face down thus unknown to all but its holder; the status in which such a card is.

Gapverb

(transitive) To notch, as a sword or knife.

Holenoun

In the game of fives, part of the floor of the court between the step and the pepperbox.

Gapverb

(transitive) To make an opening in; to breach.

Holenoun

An excavation pit or trench.

Gapverb

(transitive) To check the size of a gap.

I gapped all the spark plugs in my car, but then realized I had used the wrong manual and had made them too small.

Holenoun

(figuratively) A weakness, a flaw

I have found a hole in your argument.

Gapnoun

a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures;

gap between income and outgothe spread between lending and borrowing costs

Holenoun

(informal) A container or receptacle.

car hole;brain hole

Gapnoun

an open or empty space in or between things;

there was a small opening between the treesthe explosion made a gap in the wall

Holenoun

(physics) In semiconductors, a lack of an electron in an occupied band behaving like a positively charged particle.

Gapnoun

a narrow opening;

he opened the window a crack

Holenoun

(computing) A security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit.

Gapnoun

a pass between mountain peaks

Holenoun

(slang anatomy) An orifice, in particular the anus. When used with shut it always refers to the mouth.

Just shut your hole!

Gapnoun

an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity;

it was presented without commercial breaks

Holenoun

Sex, or a sex partner.

Are you going out to get your hole tonight?

Gapverb

make an opening or gap in

Holenoun

Solitary confinement, a high-security prison cell often used as punishment.

Holenoun

(slang) An undesirable place to live or visit; a hovel.

His apartment is a hole!

Holenoun

(figurative) Difficulty, in particular, debt.

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

Holenoun

(graph theory) A chordless cycle in a graph.

Holeverb

(transitive) To make holes in (an object or surface).

Shrapnel holed the ship's hull.

Holeverb

To destroy.

She completely holed the argument.

Holeverb

(intransitive) To go into a hole.

Holeverb

(transitive) To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball or golf ball.

Woods holed a standard three foot putt

Holeverb

(transitive) To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in.

to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars

Holenoun

an opening into or through something

Holenoun

an opening deliberately made in or through something

Holenoun

one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course;

he played 18 holes

Holenoun

an unoccupied space

Holenoun

a depression hollowed out of solid matter

Holenoun

a fault;

he shot holes in my argument

Holenoun

informal terms for a difficult situation;

he got into a terrible fixhe made a muddle of his marriage

Holenoun

informal terms for the mouth

Holeverb

hit the ball into the hole

Holeverb

make holes in