yawn

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.