An example of a gape is a large hole in the fence.
An example of to gape is to gasp at a horrible sight.
Holes gaped in the ceiling.
A scoring move that elicited gapes from her teammates.
A gape in the sail.
- An open-mouthed stare.
- A yawn.
- a disease of young poultry and birds, characterized by gasping and choking and caused by gapeworms
- a fit of yawning
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of gape
- Middle English gapen from Old Norse gapa
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition