- third-person singular simple present indicative form of gape
- plural form of gape
- (plural only) A fit of yawning.
- The gapes is contagious: when one person gets the gapes, pretty soon you've got a roomful of gapers.
- (plural only) A disease of young poultry and other birds, caused by a parasitic nematode worm in the windpipe.
- The gapes has gotten to many of the birds.