an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
make an opening or gap in
a narrow opening; "he opened the window a crack"
a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"
a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations
a pass between mountain peaks
an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"
the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers
a coming into being
an opening deliberately made in or through something
one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course; "he played 18 holes"
informal terms for the mouth
an opening into or through something
a depression hollowed out of solid matter
an unoccupied space
informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
a fault; "he shot holes in my argument"
make holes in
hit the ball into the hole
the ceremonial induction into a position; "the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"
an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)
serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage"
occurring at or characteristic of a formal investiture or induction; "the President's inaugural address"; "an inaugural ball"
the first letter of a word (especially a person's name); "he refused to put the initials FRS after his name"
mark with one's initials
occurring at the beginning; "took the initial step toward reconciliation"
a brief introductory passage to a piece of popular music
formally making a person known to another or to the public
serving as an introduction or preface
serving to open or begin; "began the slide show with some introductory remarks"
serving as a base or starting point; "a basic course in Russian"; "basic training for raw recruits"; "a set of basic tools"; "an introductory art course"
an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail); "he put a quarter in the slot"
assign a time slot; "slot a television program"
a slot machine that is used for gambling; "they spend hours and hours just playing the slots"
(computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board; "the PC had three slots for additional memory"
a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable; "he developed a version of slot grammar"
the trail of an animal (especially a deer); "he followed the deer's slot over the soft turf to the edge of the trees"
a position in a hierarchy or organization; "Bob Dylan occupied the top slot for several weeks"; "she beat some tough competition for the number one slot"
a time assigned on a schedule or agenda; "the TV program has a new time slot"; "an aircraft landing slot"
activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"
expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate
give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers"
a hole for the escape of gas or air
a slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket)
a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt