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.