I noun alternate, alternative, auxiliary, expedient, impermanent fixture, makeshift, means, measure, provisional measure, replacement, reserve, resort, substitute, substitution, succedaneum, temporary arrangement, temporary expedient, temporary substitute II index expedient, substitute, temporary

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  • stopgap — [adj] temporarily helping Band Aid*, emergency, expedient, impromptu, improvised, makeshift, practical, provisional, rough andready*, rough and tumble*, substitute, temp, temporary, throwaway*; concepts 551,560 Ant. completed, finished, permanent …   New thesaurus

  • stopgap — [stäp′gap΄] n. a person or thing serving as a temporary substitute for another; makeshift adj. used as a stopgap SYN. RESOURCE …   English World dictionary

  • stopgap — 1680s, from STOP (Cf. stop) + GAP (Cf. gap) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stopgap — *makeshift, shift, expedient, *resource, resort, substitute, surrogate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stopgap — ► NOUN ▪ a temporary solution or substitute …   English terms dictionary

  • stopgap — [[t]stɒ̱pgæp[/t]] stopgaps N COUNT: oft N n A stopgap is something that serves a purpose for a short time, but is replaced as soon as possible. Gone are the days when work was just a stopgap between leaving school and getting married... Even if… …   English dictionary

  • stopgap — UK [ˈstɒpˌɡæp] / US [ˈstɑpˌɡæp] noun [countable] Word forms stopgap : singular stopgap plural stopgaps a person or thing that provides a temporary solution a stopgap measure …   English dictionary

  • stopgap — /stop gap /, n. 1. something that fills the place of something else that is lacking; temporary substitute; makeshift: Candles are a stopgap when the electricity fails. adj. 2. makeshift: This is only a stopgap solution. [1525 35; n., adj. use of… …   Universalium

  • stopgap — 1. adjective Temporary; short term. They put a stopgap solution in place, but need something more permanent. 2. noun A temporary measure or short term fix used until something better can be obtained …   Wiktionary

  • stopgap — 1. noun that old plane was merely a stopgap Syn: temporary solution/fix, expedient, makeshift; substitute, stand in, pinch hitter 2. adjective a stopgap measure Syn: temporary, provisional, interim, pro tem, short term, working, makeshif …   Thesaurus of popular words