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Gape meaning

gape - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. be wide open; " the deep gaping canyon"
  2. 2. To open the mouth wide
  3. 3. Expressing a desire for food; as, young birds gape.
  4. 4. Indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn.
  5. 5. To pen or part widely; to exhibit a gap, fissure, or hiatus.
  6. 6. The act of gaping; a yawn.
  7. 7. The width of the mouth when opened, as of birds, fishes, etc.
  8. 8. To long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for something; - with for, after, or at.
  9. 9. To open the mouth wide; yawn; stare with open mouth; cleave asunder.

gape - examples of usage

  1. Nevertheless, when he saw Katharine among the orchids, her beauty strangely emphasized by the fantastic plants, which seemed to peer and gape at her from striped hoods and fleshy throats, his ardor for botany waned, and a more complex feeling replaced it. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. When folks get that way they reckon it's the duty of all offspring just to sit around and gape in fool credulity, while they tell 'em what wonderful folk their parents- used to be, and how they- the children- if they lived a century, could never hope to be half as wonderful. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
  3. But the boys were too used to the curiosity of crowds to mind this, and before long their followers dropped back to gape at the great flying machine. - "The Boy Aviators' Flight for a Fortune", Wilbur Lawton.
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