YAWN, v.i. [G., Gr.] 1. To gape; to oscitate; to have the mouth open involuntarily through drowsiness or dullness.The lazy, yawning drone. And while above he spends his breath, the yawning audience nod beneath.2. To open wide; as, wide yawns the gulf below.3. To express desire by yawning; as, to yawn for fat livings.
YAWN, n. 1. A gaping; an involuntary opening of the mouth from drowsiness; oscitation.One person yawning in company will produce a spontaneous yawn in all present.2. An opening wide.