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GAPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gape mean? 

GAPE (noun)
  The noun GAPE has 2 senses:

1. an expression of openmouthed astonishment
2. a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)

  Familiarity information: GAPE used as a noun is rare.


GAPE (verb)
  The verb GAPE has 2 senses:

1. look with amazement; look stupidly
2. be wide open

  Familiarity information: GAPE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GAPE (noun)


Sense 1gape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An expression of openmouthed astonishment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("gape" is a kind of...):

facial expression; facial gesture (a gesture executed with the facial muscles)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gape"):

rictus (a gaping grimace)


Sense 2gape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("gape" is a kind of...):

stare (a fixed look with eyes open wide)


GAPE (verb)


Sense 1gape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Look with amazement; look stupidly

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

gape; gawk; gawp; goggle

Hypernyms (to "gape" is one way to...):

look (perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2gape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be wide open

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

yaw; gape; yawn

Context example:

the deep gaping canyon

Hypernyms (to "gape" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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