[geyp, gap] /geɪp, gæp/
verb (used without object), gaped, gaping.
to stare with open mouth, as in wonder.
to open the mouth wide involuntarily, as the result of hunger, sleepiness, or absorbed attention.
to open as a gap; split or become open wide.
a wide opening; gap; breach.
an act or instance of gaping.
a stare, as in astonishment or with the mouth wide open.
Zoology. the width of the open mouth.
to stare in wonder or amazement, esp with the mouth open
to open the mouth wide, esp involuntarily, as in yawning or hunger
to be or become wide open: the crater gaped under his feet
the act of gaping
a wide opening; breach
the width of the widely opened mouth of a vertebrate
a stare or expression of astonishment
early 13c., from an unrecorded Old English word or else from Old Norse gapa “to open the mouth, gape,” common West Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch, Dutch gapen, German gaffen “to gape, stare,” Swedish gapa, Danish gabe), from PIE *ghai- (see gap). Related: Gaped; gaping. As a noun, from 1530s.
[gey-per] /ˈgeɪ pər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Also called horse clam. a large clam, Tresus capax, common on gravelly and coarse-sand beaches. /ˈɡeɪpə/ noun 1. a person or thing that gapes 2. any of various large marine bivalve molluscs of the genera Mya and Lutraria that burrow in muddy sand. […]
[geyps, gaps] /geɪps, gæps/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. Veterinary Pathology. a parasitic disease of poultry and other birds, characterized by frequent due to infestation of the trachea and bronchi with gapeworms. 2. a fit of yawning. [geyp, gap] /geɪp, gæp/ verb (used without object), gaped, gaping. 1. to stare with open mouth, […]
[geyp-seed, gap-] /ˈgeɪpˌsid, ˈgæp-/ noun, British Dialect. 1. a daydream or reverie. 2. an idealistic, impossible, or unreal plan or goal. 3. a person who or stares in wonder, especially a rustic or unworldly person who is easily awed. 4. something that is at; anything unusual or remarkable. Idioms 5. seek / plant / sow […]
[geyp-wurm, gap-] /ˈgeɪpˌwɜrm, ˈgæp-/ noun 1. a nematode , Syngamus trachea, that causes . /ˈɡeɪpˌwɜːm/ noun 1. a parasitic nematode worm, Syngamus trachea, that lives in the trachea of birds and causes gapes in domestic fowl: family Syngamidae