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G`APE, v.i.

1. To open the mouth wide, from sleepiness, drowsiness or dullness; to yawn.

2. To open the mouth for food, as young birds.

3. To gape for or after, to desire earnestly; to crave; to look and long for; as, men often gape after court favor.

The hungry grave for her due tribute gapes.

To gape at, in a like sense, is hardly correct.

4. To open in fissures or crevices; as a gaping rock.

May that ground gape, and swallow me alive.

5. To have a hiatus; as one vowel gaping on another.

6. To open the mouth in wonder or surprise; as the gaping fool; the gaping crowd.

7. To utter sound with open throat.

8. To open the mouth with hope or expectation.

9. To open the mouth with a desire to injure or devour.

They have gaped upon me with their mouth. Job.16.



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G`APE, v.i.

1. To open the mouth wide, from sleepiness, drowsiness or dullness; to yawn.

2. To open the mouth for food, as young birds.

3. To gape for or after, to desire earnestly; to crave; to look and long for; as, men often gape after court favor.

The hungry grave for her due tribute gapes.

To gape at, in a like sense, is hardly correct.

4. To open in fissures or crevices; as a gaping rock.

May that ground gape, and swallow me alive.

5. To have a hiatus; as one vowel gaping on another.

6. To open the mouth in wonder or surprise; as the gaping fool; the gaping crowd.

7. To utter sound with open throat.

8. To open the mouth with hope or expectation.

9. To open the mouth with a desire to injure or devour.

They have gaped upon me with their mouth. Job.16.

GAPE, n.

A gaping. Addison.


GAPE, v.i. [Sax. geapan; Sw. gapa; D. gaapen; G. gaffen; Dan. gaber; Ar. خَابَ jauba, to split, tear or cut open.]

  1. To open the mouth wide, from sleepiness, drowsiness or dullness; to yawn. Swift.
  2. To open the mouth for food, as young birds. Dryden.
  3. To gape for or after, to desire earnestly; to crave; to look and long for; as, men often gape after court favor. The hungry grave for her due tribute gapes. Denham. To gape at, in a like sense, is hardly correct.
  4. To open in fissures or crevices; as, a gaping rock. May that ground gape and swallow me alive. Shak.
  5. To have a hiatus; as, one vowel gaping on another. Dryden.
  6. To open the mouth in wonder or surprise; as, the gaping fool; the gaping crowd.
  7. To utter sound with open throat. Roscommon.
  8. To open the mouth with hope or expectation. Hudibras.
  9. To open the mouth with a desire to injure or devour. They have gaped upon me with their mouth. Job xvi.

Gape
  1. To open the mouth wide

    ; as: (a)
  2. The act of gaping; a yawn.

    Addison.
  3. To pen or part widely; to exhibit a gap, fissure, or hiatus.

    May that ground gape and swallow me alive! Shak.

  4. The width of the mouth when opened, as of birds, fishes, etc.

    The gapes. (a) A fit of yawning. (b) A disease of young poultry and other birds, attended with much gaping. It is caused by a parasitic nematode worm (Syngamus trachealis), in the windpipe, which obstructs the breathing. See Gapeworm.

  5. To long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for something; -- with for, after, or at.

    The hungry grave for her due tribute gapes. Denham.

    Syn. -- To gaze; stare; yawn. See Gaze.

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Gape

G'APE, verb intransitive

1. To open the mouth wide, from sleepiness, drowsiness or dullness; to yawn.

2. To open the mouth for food, as young birds.

3. To gape for or after, to desire earnestly; to crave; to look and long for; as, men often gape after court favor.

The hungry grave for her due tribute gapes.

To gape at, in a like sense, is hardly correct.

4. To open in fissures or crevices; as a gaping rock.

May that ground gape and swallow me alive.

5. To have a hiatus; as one vowel gaping on another.

6. To open the mouth in wonder or surprise; as the gaping fool; the gaping crowd.

7. To utter sound with open throat.

8. To open the mouth with hope or expectation.

9. To open the mouth with a desire to injure or devour.

They have gaped upon me with their mouth. Job 16:10.

G'APE, noun A gaping.

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SUCH, a.

1. Of that kind; of the like kind. We never saw such a day; we have never had such a time as the present.

It has as before the thing to which it relates. Give your children such precepts as tend to make them wiser and better.

It is to be noted that the definitive adjective a, never precedes such, but is placed between it and the noun to which it refers; as such a man; such an honor.

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That thou continu'st such, owe to thyself.

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ENGEN'DER, v.t. [L. gener, genero, geno, gigno. See Generate.]

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ENGEN'DER, v.i. To be caused or produced.

Thick clouds are spread, and storms engender there.

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