Associations to the word «Gape»


GAPE, verb. (intransitive) To open the mouth wide, especially involuntarily, as in a yawn, anger, or surprise.
GAPE, verb. (intransitive) To stare in wonder.
GAPE, verb. (intransitive) To open wide; to display a gap.
GAPE, noun. (uncommon) An act of gaping; a yawn.
GAPE, noun. A large opening.
GAPE, noun. (uncountable) A disease in poultry caused by gapeworm in the windpipe, a symptom of which is frequent gaping.
GAPE, noun. The width of an opening.
GAPE, noun. (zoology) The maximum opening of the mouth (of a bird, fish, etc.) when it is open.
GAPE SEED, noun. Something to be gaped at, a strange sight; typically used in phrases such as to buy, sow etc. gape seed, describing people who merely stand and stare instead of transacting business.

Dictionary definition

GAPE, noun. An expression of openmouthed astonishment.
GAPE, noun. A stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open).
GAPE, verb. Look with amazement; look stupidly.
GAPE, verb. Be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon".

Wise words

In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.