gape definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to start the lips wide; yawn.
    • To look wonderingly or stupidly, often because of the mouth open. See Synonyms at gaze.
    • to start large: The curtains gaped whenever wind blew.
    • to open up the lips wide; yawn.
    • To look wonderingly or stupidly, usually utilizing the mouth open. See Synonyms at gaze.
    • to start wide: The curtains gaped if the wind blew.
    • to start the mouth broad.
    • Expressing a desire for meals.
    • Indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn.
    • Showing unselfconsciousness in shock, astonishment, expectation, etc.
    • Manifesting a desire to injure, devour, or overcome.
    • To open or part commonly; to demonstrate a gap, fissure, or hiatus.
    • To very long, wait excitedly, or cry aloud for one thing; -- with for, after, or at.
    • to start the lips large.
    • Expressing a desire for food.
    • Indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn.
    • Showing unselfconsciousness in surprise, astonishment, hope, etc.
    • Manifesting a desire to injure, devour, or conquer.
    • to start or part extensively; showing a gap, fissure, or hiatus.
    • To very long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for anything; -- with for, after, or at.
    • To open the lips broad; yawn.
    • To stare wonderingly or stupidly, often aided by the mouth available. See Synonyms at look.
    • To open large: The curtains gaped when the wind blew.
    • to open up the mouth wide; yawn.
    • To stare wonderingly or stupidly, frequently with the mouth open. See Synonyms at gaze.
    • To open broad: The curtains gaped as soon as the wind blew.
    • To open the lips wide; yawn.
    • To stare wonderingly or stupidly, often using lips available. See Synonyms at look.
    • To open the mouth large.
    • to open up large: The curtains gaped whenever wind blew.
    • Expressing a desire for meals.
    • Indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn.
    • Showing unselfconsciousness in shock, astonishment, hope, etc.
    • To open the mouth broad.
    • Expressing a desire for food.
    • Indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn.
    • Showing unselfconsciousness in surprise, astonishment, hope, etc.
    • Manifesting a desire to injure, devour, or get over.
    • To open or part widely; showing a gap, fissure, or hiatus.
    • Manifesting a desire to injure, devour, or overcome.
    • To long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for some thing; -- with concerning, after, or at.
    • to start the lips large.
    • Expressing a desire for meals.
    • Indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn.
    • Showing unselfconsciousness in shock, astonishment, hope, etc.
    • Manifesting a desire to injure, devour, or conquer.
    • To open or function widely; showing a gap, fissure, or hiatus.
    • To very long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for something; -- with for, after, or at.
    • to start or function extensively; to demonstrate a gap, fissure, or hiatus.
    • To long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for anything; -- with concerning, after, or at.
  • noun:
    • The act or an example of gaping.
    • A large orifice.
    • Zoology The width of the room between the available jaws or mandibles of a vertebrate.
    • an illness of birds, especially young domesticated birds and turkeys, caused by gapeworms and resulting in obstructed breathing.
    • A fit of yawning.
    • An act of gaping; a yawn.
    • a big opening.
    • The work or an instance of gaping.
    • an ailment in chicken caused by gapeworm into the windpipe, an indicator which is regular gaping.
    • A large opening.
    • The width of the lips (of a bird, fish, etc.) when it's available.
    • Zoology The width of room between the available jaws or mandibles of a vertebrate.
    • an illness of birds, especially youthful domesticated chickens and turkeys, caused by gapeworms and causing obstructed respiration.
    • A fit of yawning.
    • The act of gaping; a yawn.
    • The width of the lips when opened, since wild birds, fishes, etc.
    • An act of gaping; a yawn.
    • a big orifice.
    • A disease in poultry brought on by gapeworm in the windpipe, a symptom of which is regular gaping.
    • The width of this mouth (of a bird, seafood, etc.) when it's open.
    • The act of gaping; a yawn.
    • The width regarding the lips whenever established, at the time of wild birds, fishes, etc.
    • The act of gaping.
    • A fit of yawning: generally in the plural.
    • In zoology:
    • The act of gaping.
    • A fit of yawning: commonly in the plural.
    • In zoology:
    • The width of lips whenever exposed; the period amongst the upper and under mandibles; the rictus, or commissural line. See first cut under bill.
    • The gap or period amongst the valves of a bivalve mollusk where sides associated with valves don't fit together whenever shell is closed. See gaper, 4.
    • plural an illness of younger poultry, due to the presence of a nematoid worm or strongyle (Syngamus trachealis) in the windpipe, attended by regular gaping as an indication.
    • a-stare of amazement (usually using mouth available)
    • The width of mouth when opened; the period involving the upper and under mandibles; the rictus, or commissural line. See very first cut-under costs.
    • an expression of openmouthed astonishment
    • The act or an instance of gaping.
    • a big opening.
    • Zoology The width of the space between the open jaws or mandibles of a vertebrate.
    • an illness of wild birds, particularly younger domesticated chickens and turkeys, brought on by gapeworms and causing obstructed breathing.
    • A fit of yawning.
    • An act of gaping; a yawn.
    • a big opening.
    • an illness in poultry due to gapeworm into the windpipe, an indicator which is frequent gaping.
    • The act or a case of gaping.
    • a sizable opening.
    • Zoology The width of room amongst the open jaws or mandibles of a vertebrate.
    • an illness of wild birds, particularly younger domesticated birds and turkeys, brought on by gapeworms and resulting in obstructed breathing.
    • The space or interval involving the valves of a bivalve mollusk in which the edges associated with the valves usually do not fit collectively when the shell is closed. See gaper, 4.
    • A fit of yawning.
    • The width of mouth (of a bird, fish, etc.) when it is available.
    • The act or an example of gaping.
    • a sizable orifice.
    • An act of gaping; a yawn.
    • Zoology The width associated with area amongst the available jaws or mandibles of a vertebrate.
    • a sizable opening.
    • an ailment of birds, especially younger domesticated chickens and turkeys, brought on by gapeworms and causing obstructed respiration.
    • an ailment in poultry due to gapeworm when you look at the windpipe, an indicator that is frequent gaping.
    • A fit of yawning.
    • The width associated with the lips (of a bird, seafood, etc.) if it is open.
    • plural an ailment of young poultry, due to the current presence of a nematoid worm or strongyle (Syngamus trachealis) into the windpipe, attended by regular gaping as an indicator.
    • An act of gaping; a yawn.
    • a sizable orifice.
    • an illness in chicken due to gapeworm when you look at the windpipe, a symptom of which is regular gaping.
    • a-stare of amazement (usually because of the mouth open)
    • The width of mouth (of a bird, fish, etc.) when it is open.
    • an expression of openmouthed astonishment
    • The act of gaping; a yawn.
    • The width of the lips whenever established, by wild birds, fishes, etc.
    • The work of gaping; a yawn.
    • The width of this lips whenever opened, as of wild birds, fishes, etc.
    • The act of gaping.
    • The act of gaping; a yawn.
    • The width regarding the mouth when exposed, by birds, fishes, etc.
    • The work of gaping.
    • A fit of yawning: generally when you look at the plural.
    • In zoology:
    • The width associated with mouth whenever exposed; the period between your upper and under mandibles; the rictus, or commissural range. See first cut-under bill.
    • The space or interval between the valves of a bivalve mollusk where the sides regarding the valves try not to fit together if the layer is closed. See gaper, 4.
    • A fit of yawning: generally into the plural.
    • plural A disease of younger poultry, due to the current presence of a nematoid worm or strongyle (Syngamus trachealis) in windpipe, attended by frequent gaping as an indication.
    • In zoology:
    • The width associated with mouth whenever exposed; the interval involving the upper and under mandibles; the rictus, or commissural line. See very first cut-under bill.
    • The gap or period between your valves of a bivalve mollusk where the edges for the valves usually do not fit collectively as soon as the shell is shut. See gaper, 4.
    • plural an illness of younger chicken, brought on by the clear presence of a nematoid worm or strongyle (Syngamus trachealis) inside windpipe, attended by frequent gaping as an indicator.
    • a-stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)
    • an expression of openmouthed astonishment
    • The act of gaping.
    • A fit of yawning: generally into the plural.
    • a-stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)
    • In zoology:
    • an expression of openmouthed astonishment
    • The width of the mouth when exposed; the interval amongst the upper and under mandibles; the rictus, or commissural line. See first cut under costs.
    • The gap or period amongst the valves of a bivalve mollusk where edges associated with valves cannot fit collectively as soon as the shell is closed. See gaper, 4.
    • plural an illness of youthful chicken, due to the presence of a nematoid worm or strongyle (Syngamus trachealis) in windpipe, attended by regular gaping as an indication.
    • a-stare of amazement (usually aided by the mouth available)
    • an expression of openmouthed astonishment
  • verb:
    • to open up the mouth broad, specially involuntarily, like in a yawn, fury, or surprise.
    • To stare in wonder.
    • To open large; to show a gap.
    • to start the mouth wide, especially involuntarily, as in a yawn, anger, or shock.
    • To stare in wonder.
    • to open up broad; to show a gap.
    • look with amazement; look stupidly
    • be wide-open
    • to start the lips broad, specifically involuntarily, as in a yawn, fury, or shock.
    • To stare in wonder.
    • To open large; to display a gap.
    • To open the mouth wide, especially involuntarily, like in a yawn, anger, or surprise.
    • To stare in wonder.
    • To open wide; to display a gap.
    • to open up the lips large, specially involuntarily, such as a yawn, anger, or shock.
    • To look in question.
    • to start large; to display a gap.
    • look with amazement; look stupidly
    • be spacious
    • look with amazement; look stupidly
    • be wide open
    • look with amazement; look stupidly
    • be available
    • look with amazement; look stupidly
    • be available
  • others:
    • to open up the lips involuntarily or because of weariness, sleepiness, or absorbed interest; yawn.
    • According to the inducing reason for the gaping, the verb, without dropping its literal meaning, usually takes on one more certain sense.
    • To yawn from sleepiness, weariness, or dullness.
    • To open the mouth for meals, as young wild birds.
    • thus — to start the lips in eager expectation; anticipate, await, or expect, aided by the intention for or devour. See phrases below.
    • To stand with open lips in wonder, astonishment, or admiration; stand and look; stare. See expressions below, and gaping.
    • To open as a gap, fissure, or chasm; split open; become fissured; show a fissure.
    • to open up the lips involuntarily or as the result of weariness, sleepiness, or absorbed attention; yawn.
    • in line with the inducing reason for the gaping, the verb, without losing its literal meaning, usually takes in yet another specific good sense.
    • To yawn from sleepiness, weariness, or dullness.
    • To open the mouth for meals, as young birds.
    • To stand in eager expectation of; covet; desire; long for.
    • ergo — To open the mouth in eager hope; anticipate, await, or hope for, because of the intent for or devour. See expressions below.
    • to face with open lips in wonder, astonishment, or admiration; stand and gaze; stare. See phrases below, and gaping.
    • To open as a gap, fissure, or chasm; split available; come to be fissured; show a fissure.
    • to face in eager expectation of; covet; desire; miss.
    • To covet, need; really miss.
    • Synonyms Gaze, etc. See stare.
    • To covet, desire; long for.
    • Synonyms Gaze, etc. See stare.
    • to open up the mouth involuntarily or because of weariness, sleepiness, or absorbed attention; yawn.
    • in accordance with the inducing reason for the gaping, the verb, without dropping its literal definition, often takes on another specific sense.
    • to open up the mouth involuntarily or as the result of weariness, sleepiness, or absorbed interest; yawn.
    • in line with the inducing reason behind the gaping, the verb, without dropping its literal meaning, typically takes in an extra particular sense.
    • To yawn from sleepiness, weariness, or dullness.
    • To open the lips for food, as younger wild birds.
    • For this reason — to start the mouth in eager hope; expect, await, or hope for, because of the intention to get or devour. See phrases below.
    • to face with available lips in wonder, astonishment, or admiration; stand and gaze; stare. See expressions below, and gaping.
    • to start as a gap, fissure, or chasm; split available; become fissured; show a fissure.
    • To stand in eager hope of; covet; need; long for.
    • To covet, need; really miss.
    • Synonyms Gaze, etc. See stare.
    • To yawn from sleepiness, weariness, or dullness.
    • to open up the lips for food, as younger birds.
    • therefore — To open the lips in eager hope; expect, await, or a cure for, because of the intent to get or devour. See phrases below.
    • to face with open mouth in wonder, astonishment, or admiration; stand and look; stare. See expressions below, and gaping.
    • to start as a gap, fissure, or chasm; split available; become fissured; show a fissure.
    • To stand in eager expectation of; covet; desire; miss.
    • To covet, need; really miss.
    • Synonyms Gaze, etc. See stare.
    • to start the mouth involuntarily or as the result of weariness, sleepiness, or absorbed attention; yawn.
    • based on the inducing cause of the gaping, the verb, without dropping its literal meaning, typically takes in one more particular good sense.
    • To yawn from sleepiness, weariness, or dullness.
    • to open up the mouth for food, as younger wild birds.
    • Hence — To open the mouth in eager expectation; expect, await, or hope for, with the intent to receive or devour. See phrases below.
    • To stand with open lips in question, astonishment, or admiration; stand and look; stare. See expressions below, and gaping.
    • To open as a gap, fissure, or chasm; split available; become fissured; show a fissure.
    • To stand in eager expectation of; covet; desire; really miss.
    • To covet, need; really miss.
    • Synonyms Gaze, etc. See stare.

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