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

 yawn /ˈjɔn, ˈjɑn/
 哈欠(vi.)打哈欠,張口(vt.)打著哈欠說 ; [口] 令人生厭的人(物)

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 yawn /ˈjɔn, ˈjɑn/ 不及物動詞
 裂口,呵欠

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Yawn v. i. [imp. & p. p. Yawned p. pr. & vb. n. Yawning.]
 1. To open the mouth involuntarily through drowsiness, dullness, or fatigue; to gape; to oscitate.  “The lazy, yawning drone.”
 And while above he spends his breath,
 The yawning audience nod beneath.   --Trumbull.
 2. To open wide; to gape, as if to allow the entrance or exit of anything.
 't is now the very witching time of night,
 When churchyards yawn.   --Shak.
 3. To open the mouth, or to gape, through surprise or bewilderment.
 4. To be eager; to desire to swallow anything; to express desire by yawning; as, to yawn for fat livings.  “One long, yawning gaze.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Yawn, n.
 1. An involuntary act, excited by drowsiness, etc., consisting of a deep and long inspiration following several successive attempts at inspiration, the mouth, fauces, etc., being wide open.
    One person yawning in company will produce a spontaneous yawn in all present.   --N. Chipman.
 2. The act of opening wide, or of gaping.
 3. A chasm, mouth, or passageway.  [R.]
 Now gape the graves, and trough their yawns let loose
 Imprisoned spirits.   --Marston.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 yawn
      n : an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth;
          usually triggered by fatigue or boredom; "he could not
          suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him
          it was time to stop"; "he apologized for his ostinancy"
          [syn: yawning, oscitance, oscitancy]
      v 1: utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired;
           "The child yawned during the long performance"
      2: be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon" [syn: gape, yaw]