from The Century Dictionary.

  • With the mouth wide open; in an attitude of wonder, expectation, or eager attention.
  • noun A meal partaken of in common by the primitive Christians, originally in connection with the Lord's Supper.
  • noun In zoology, a genus of lepidopterous insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Gaping, as with wonder, expectation, or eager attention.
  • noun The love feast of the primitive Christians, being a meal partaken of in connection with the communion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Being in a state of astonishment, wonder, expectation, or eager attention; as with mouth hanging open.
  • adjective wide open.
  • adverb In a state of astonishment, wonder, expectation, or eager attention.
  • adverb open wide.
  • noun Christianity the love of God for mankind, or the benevolent love of Christians for others.
  • noun spiritual, altruistic, beneficial love which wills good for others.
  • noun a love feast, especially one held in the early Christian Church in connection with the eucharist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship
  • noun (Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind
  • noun selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)
  • adjective with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe


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  • unselfish love or mouth wide open

    July 26, 2007

  • What an odd combination!

    November 10, 2007

  • Christian. A succesful marraige must contain within itself Eros, Philos, and Agape, and cannot work if any one is missing from the union. Eros, romantic or sexual love, Philos (philo,) a love between friends, and Agape, unconditional love.

    September 8, 2008

  • *shuts mouth before too many flies get in*

    October 5, 2008

  • The Christian virtue of charity.

    See caritas.

    January 15, 2018