Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Deep and wide open.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Standing wide open, as the mouth, or having the mouth wide open, as in wonder or admiration.

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  • verb Present participle of gape.
  • adjective Wide open.

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

  • adjective with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe

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Examples

  • That, PZ, is what we call a gaping whole in taxon sampling.

    Ascidian evo-devo - The Panda's Thumb

  • Together, the three massive bombings have sparked outrage among Iraqi lawmakers who want Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his top aides be held accountable for what they describe as gaping, and continuing, security breaches.

    FOXNews.com

  • Together, the three massive bombings have sparked outrage among Iraqi lawmakers who want Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his top aides be held accountable for what they describe as gaping, and continuing, security breaches.

    FOXNews.com

  • That is what he calls the gaping wound near Redding known to everybody else as the Iron Mountain Mine, which is widely regarded by scientists as one of the most polluted places in the world.

    CommonDreams.org Headlines

  • Together, the three massive bombings have sparked outrage among Iraqi lawmakers who want Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his top aides be held accountable for what they describe as gaping, and continuing, security breaches.

    Fore, right!

  • Saxon strode up the street, while the children gazed at them in gaping astonishment.

    CHAPTER XIX

  • Just go back to doing the only thing you are capable of, which is sitting around in gaping, slack-jawed stupefaction swallowing wholesale any and every idiotic lie that is spoon-fed to you by the paid professional liars at Faux Noise and Whirled Nuts Dully.

    Think Progress » Palin blames ‘Gore-gate’ for ‘this snake oil science stuff.’

  • By finding out what the facts are, rather than spending all of our time sitting around in gaping, slack-jawed stupefaction, swallowing wholesale whatever infantle lie is shovelled down our gullet by the paid professional liars at Faux Noise and Whirled Nuts Dully, and swallowing said lies without even a first much less a second thought.

    Think Progress » Hannity: Snow Storms ‘Seem To Contradict Al Gore’s Hysterical Global Warming Theories’

  • Point the First: Probably not as sanitary in gaping burn holes as the buckets of sterile saline they would be carrying in the bus.

    Complaining about TV, yet again.

  • What you refer to as a gaping hole is but a cosmetic crack.

    Why not engage with me instead of trying to make me into your enemy?

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