This site is supported by Language Study of English , if please feel free to Send me an email. Font size:. Stare with one's mouth open wide, typically in amazement or wonder - they gaped at her as if she were an alien. A wide opening or breach - a gape of the jaws. Gaping Abeyance, from the Old French abeance meaning "gaping" , is a state of expectancy in respect of property, titles or office, when the right to them is not vested in any one person, but awaits the appearance or determination of the true owner. An act of gaping; a yawn; To open the mouth wide gaped vb.
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To open the mouth wide. To stare wonderingly or stupidly, often with the mouth open. See Synonyms at gaze. To be or become open or wide: Holes gaped in the ceiling. The act or an instance of gaping: a scoring move that elicited gapes from her teammates. A large opening: a gape in the sail. Zoology The width of the space between the open jaws or mandibles of a vertebrate. Switch to new thesaurus. To open the mouth wide with a deep inward breath, as when tired or bored: yawn. To look intently and fixedly: eye , gawk , gaze , goggle , ogle , peer , stare.
Dictionary entry overview: What does gape mean? You romantic Daisy! Their amazement at me, my language, my rules, and ways, once subsided, I found some of these heavy-looking, gaping rustics wake up into sharp-witted girls enough. It's a dreadful thing to gape , but I must do something. I mused on the funeral day, the coffin, the hearse, the black train of tenants and servants—few was the number of relatives—the gaping vault, the silent church, the solemn service. With a rending, tearing sound, one of the broad, white stones turned over upon its side and left a square, gaping hole, through which streamed the light of a lantern. Colonel Lysander Stark sprang out, and, as I followed after him, pulled me swiftly into a porch which gaped in front of us. There was little difficulty in entering the grounds, for unrepaired breaches gaped in the old park wall. It was a homely little room, with a low ceiling and a gaping fireplace, after the fashion of old country-houses. Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.