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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gape /ˈgep ||ˈgæp/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gape, n.
 1. The act of gaping; a yawn.
 2. Zool. The width of the mouth when opened, as of birds, fishes, etc.
 The gapes. (a) A fit of yawning. (b) A disease of young poultry and other birds, attended with much gaping. It is caused by a parasitic nematode worm (Syngamus trachealis), in the windpipe, which obstructs the breathing. See Gapeworm.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gape v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gaped p. pr. & vb. n. Gaping]
 1. To open the mouth wide; as: (a) Expressing a desire for food; as, young birds gape. --Dryden.  (b) Indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn.
 She stretches, gapes, unglues her eyes,
 And asks if it be time to rise.   --Swift.
 (c) Showing unselfconsciousness in surprise, astonishment, expectation, etc.
    With gaping wonderment had stared aghast.   --Byron.
 (d) Manifesting a desire to injure, devour, or overcome.
    They have gaped upon me with their mouth.   --Job xvi. 10.
 2. To open or part widely; to exhibit a gap, fissure, or hiatus.
    May that ground gape and swallow me alive!   --Shak.
 3. To long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for something; -- with for, after, or at.
    The hungry grave for her due tribute gapes.   --Denham.
 Syn: -- To gaze; stare; yawn. See Gaze.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an expression of open-mouthed astonishment
      2: a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)
      v 1: look with amazement; look stupidly [syn: goggle, gawp, gawk]
      2: be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon" [syn: yawn, yaw]