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"
make an opening or gap in
an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
be without; "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"
involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors"
on the negative side or lower end of a scale; "minus 5 degrees"; "a grade of B minus"
an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated; "the subtraction of three from four leaves one"; "four minus three equals one"
have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money"
require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
a condition requiring relief; "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"; "there is a demand for jobs
the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required; "new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit"