Definitions

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

  • adjective Gaping open; cavernous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Gaping; oscitation; the taking of a deep inspiration, followed by a slight pause, and then a prolonged expiration, the mouth being more or less widely open.

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

  • verb Present participle of yawn.
  • noun The action of the verb yawn.
  • adjective That yawns or yawn.
  • adjective figuratively Wide open.

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

  • adjective showing lack of attention or boredom
  • adjective gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something
  • adjective with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness
  • noun an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom

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