an expression of openmouthed astonishment
a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)
goggle, gape, gawp, gawk(verb)
look with amazement; look stupidly
gape, yawn, yaw(verb)
be wide open
"the deep gaping canyon"
A large opening.
A disease in poultry caused by gapeworm in the windpipe, a symptom of which is frequent gaping.
The width of the mouth (of a bird, fish, etc.) when it is open.
To open the mouth wide, especially involuntarily, as in a yawn, hunger, or surprise.
To stare in wonder.
To open wide; to display a gap.
Origin: From gapen, from gapa (cf. Swedish gapa, Danish gabe), from gapōnan (cf. Middle English geapen, Dutch gapen, German gaffen), perhaps from ghēp-.
to open the mouth wide
expressing a desire for food; as, young birds gape
indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn
to pen or part widely; to exhibit a gap, fissure, or hiatus
to long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for something; -- with for, after, or at
the act of gaping; a yawn
the width of the mouth when opened, as of birds, fishes, etc
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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The numerical value of gape in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of gape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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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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