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
make an opening or gap in
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"
an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
a narrow opening; "he opened the window a crack"
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
make holes in
one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course; "he played 18 holes"
hit the ball into the hole
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"
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 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)
occurring at the beginning; "took the initial step toward reconciliation"
mark with one's initials
the first letter of a word (especially a person's name); "he refused to put the initials FRS after his name"
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"
assign a time slot; "slot a television program"
a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail); "he put a quarter in the slot"
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"
external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate
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
expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers"