Meaning of gape

gape

Pronunciation: (gāp, gap), [key]
— v., n. gaped, gap•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to stare with open mouth, as in wonder.
  2. to open the mouth wide involuntarily, as the result of hunger, sleepiness, or absorbed attention.
  3. to open as a gap; split or become open wide.
—n.
  1. a wide opening; gap; breach.
  2. an act or instance of gaping.
  3. a stare, as in astonishment or with the mouth wide open.
  4. a yawn.
  5. the width of the open mouth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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