What does GASP mean?

Definitions for GASPgæsp, gɑsp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word GASP.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gasp, pant(verb)

    a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open

    "she gave a gasp and fainted"

  2. pant, puff, gasp, heave(verb)

    breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

    "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"


  1. gasp(Noun)

    A short, sudden intake of breath.

    The audience gave a gasp of astonishment

  2. gasp(Noun)

    : A draw or drag on a cigarette (or gasper).

    I'm popping out for a gasp.

  3. gasp(Verb)

    : To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock.

    The audience gasped as the magician disappeared

  4. gasp(Verb)

    : To breathe laboriously or convulsively.

    We were all gasping when we reached the summit

  5. gasp(Verb)

    : To speak in a breathless manner

    The old man gasped his last few words

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gasp(verb)

    to open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire convulsively; to pant violently

  2. Gasp(verb)

    to pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire

  3. Gasp(verb)

    to emit or utter with gasps; -- with forth, out, away, etc

  4. Gasp(noun)

    the act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the breath

  5. Origin: [OE. gaspen, gaispen, to yawn, gasp, Icel. geispa to yawn; akin to Sw. gspa, Dan. gispe to gasp.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gasp

    gasp, v.i. to gape in order to catch breath: to desire eagerly.—n. the act of opening the mouth to catch the breath.—pr.p. and adj. Gasp′ing, convulsive, spasmodic.—adv. Gasp′ingly.—The last gasp, the utmost extremity. [Ice. geispa, to yawn, by metathesis from geipsa, cf. geip, idle talk.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GASP' in Verbs Frequency: #1008

Anagrams for GASP »

  1. gaps

  2. spag, SPAG

  3. SPAG


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GASP in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GASP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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Translations for GASP

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • لهاثArabic
  • těžce dýchat, zajíknout, lapat po dechuCzech
  • japsen, keuchenGerman
  • bocanada, jadearSpanish
  • haukkoa henkeään, savut, huohottaa, henkäisyFinnish
  • haleter, halètement, ahanerFrench
  • plosgScottish Gaelic
  • հեւալArmenian
  • boccheggiare, rantolo, rantolare, restare a bocca aperta, ansimare, tirata di sigaretta, anelito, trattenere il fiato, restare senza fiatoItalian
  • 喘ぐ, 息を呑むJapanese
  • 숨가쁘다Korean
  • elsotLatvian
  • huataue, mote, kuhaMāori
  • trekkNorwegian
  • snakken, hijgenDutch
  • pese, gisp, gispe, dragNorwegian
  • suspiroPortuguese
  • задыхаться, открывать рот, вздыхать, дышать с трудом, вздохнутьRussian
  • kippa, flämtning, flämtaSwedish
  • อ้าปากค้างThai

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