Definition of Gaping

1. Adjective. With the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe. "With mouth agape"

Exact synonyms: Agape
Similar to: Open, Opened



Definition of Gaping

1. Verb. (present participle of gape) ¹

2. Adjective. Wide '''open'''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gaping

1. gape [v] - See also: gape

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gaping

gape
gaped
gaper
gapers
gapers' block
gapers' blocks
gapers block
gapes
gapeseed
gapeseeds
gapesing
gapeworm
gapeworms
gapier
gapiest
gaping (current term)
gapingly
gapings
gapless
gaplessly
gaplessness
gaplike
gapo
gapos
gaposis
gaposises
gapped
gapped scale
gapper
gappers

Literary usage of Gaping

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Galateo: Or, a Treatise on Politeness and Delicacy of Manners. Addressed to by Giovanni Della Casa (1774)
"And certainly, let a man be ever fo much inclined to gaping; yet if he is intent ... how much the Romans were offended with a man, for gaping before the ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Thus drew he forth Thestor with gaping jaws From out the chariot by his shining spear, And thrust him ..."

3. An Historical Introduction to the Marprelate Tracts: A Chapter in the by William Pierce (1909)
"Elizabeth's action on the appearance of the gaping Gulph was brutally vindictive. She had Page, the publisher, and Stubbe indicted under an old Act of ..."

4. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1905)
"gaping joints are in like manner often filled with similar products—and are then described as veins, which may vary in width from less than an inch up to ..."

5. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1905)
"CHAPTER X JOINTS Joints, Close and gaping. Joints in Bedded Rocks—-Master-joints, Dip- and Strike-joints. ... gaping joints are in like manner ..."

6. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"... to the many benefice-gaping mouth of a prelate. what a relish it would give to his canary-sucking and ..."

7. Galateo: Or, a Treatise on Politeness and Delicacy of Manners. Addressed to by Giovanni Della Casa (1774)
"And certainly, let a man be ever fo much inclined to gaping; yet if he is intent ... how much the Romans were offended with a man, for gaping before the ..."

8. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Thus drew he forth Thestor with gaping jaws From out the chariot by his shining spear, And thrust him ..."

9. An Historical Introduction to the Marprelate Tracts: A Chapter in the by William Pierce (1909)
"Elizabeth's action on the appearance of the gaping Gulph was brutally vindictive. She had Page, the publisher, and Stubbe indicted under an old Act of ..."

10. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1905)
"gaping joints are in like manner often filled with similar products—and are then described as veins, which may vary in width from less than an inch up to ..."

11. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1905)
"CHAPTER X JOINTS Joints, Close and gaping. Joints in Bedded Rocks—-Master-joints, Dip- and Strike-joints. ... gaping joints are in like manner ..."

12. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"... to the many benefice-gaping mouth of a prelate. what a relish it would give to his canary-sucking and ..."

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