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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles 'Mr. Go Hard' Scott:

    The way I move about a room will make a BROOM gasp and swoon

  2. Barack Obama:

    I think this is the last gasp of folks who have been fighting against [the Affordable Care Act] for ideological reasons.

  3. Xu Zhongbo:

    Those outdated steel mills, local governments and local banks are lingering in the last gasp, they live or die together.

  4. Hal Buell:

    This picture never fails to draw a gasp, the picture itself is the news; it shows that dramatic moment between life and death.

  5. Sharon Choksi:

    You have teeny-tiny cap sleeves. You have very fitted shirts that you find more in the women's department ... and then the shorts is where perhaps most parents gasp as they walk into some of these stores.

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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, вздохнуть, удушьеRussian
  • kippa, flämtning, flämtaSwedish
  • อ้าปากค้างThai

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