Definitions for gapegeɪp, gæp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gape(noun)

    an expression of openmouthed astonishment

  2. gape(verb)

    a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)

  3. goggle, gape, gawp, gawk(verb)

    look with amazement; look stupidly

  4. gape, yawn, yaw(verb)

    be wide open

    "the deep gaping canyon"


  1. gape(Noun)

    A large opening.

  2. gape(Noun)

    A disease in poultry caused by gapeworm in the windpipe, a symptom of which is frequent gaping.

  3. gape(Noun)

    The width of the mouth (of a bird, fish, etc.) when it is open.

  4. gape(Verb)

    To open the mouth wide, especially involuntarily, as in a yawn, hunger, or surprise.

  5. gape(Verb)

    To stare in wonder.

  6. gape(Verb)

    To open wide; to display a gap.

  7. Origin: From gapen, from gapa (cf. Swedish gapa, Danish gabe), from gapōnan (cf. Middle English geapen, Dutch gapen, German gaffen), perhaps from ghēp-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gape(verb)

    to open the mouth wide

  2. Gape(verb)

    expressing a desire for food; as, young birds gape

  3. Gape(verb)

    indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn

  4. Gape(verb)

    to pen or part widely; to exhibit a gap, fissure, or hiatus

  5. Gape(verb)

    to long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for something; -- with for, after, or at

  6. Gape(noun)

    the act of gaping; a yawn

  7. Gape(noun)

    the width of the mouth when opened, as of birds, fishes, etc

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gape

    gāp, v.i. to open the mouth wide: to yawn: to stare with open mouth: to be open, like a gap.—n. act of gaping: width of the mouth when opened.—ns. Gap′er; Gapes, a disease of birds, owing to the presence of trematode worms in the windpipe, shown by their uneasy gaping.—adj. Gap′ing, with mouth open in admiration.—adv. Gap′ingly. [Ice. gapa, to open the mouth; Ger. gaffen, to stare.]

Anagrams for gape »

  1. page, Page

  2. Page


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gape in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Karl Kraus:

    It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.

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