Gape

Definition of Gape

Pronunciation: gäp; in Eng, commonly gāp; 277
v. i.1.To open the mouth wide
[imp. & p. p. Gaped (gäpt or gāpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Gaping]
2.Showing unselfconsciousness in surprise, astonishment, expectation, etc.
2.To open or part widely; to exhibit a gap, fissure, or hiatus.
May that ground gape and swallow me alive!
- Shak.
3.Manifesting a desire to injure, devour, or overcome.
They have gaped upon me with their mouth.
- Job xvi. 10.
3.To long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for something; - with for, after, or at.
n.1.The act of gaping; a yawn.
2.(Zool.) The width of the mouth when opened, as of birds, fishes, etc.
The gapes
a - A fit of yawning.
b - A disease of young poultry and other birds, attended with much gaping. It is caused by a parasitic nematode worm (Syngamus trachealis), in the windpipe, which obstructs the breathing. See Gapeworm.

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