Adjective "Gaping" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Gaping


    Definition:

    1. to stare with open mouth, as in wonder.

    2. to open the mouth wide involuntarily, as the result of hunger, sleepiness, or absorbed attention.

    3. to open as a gap; split or become open wide. noun

    4. a wide opening; gap; breach.

    5. an act or instance of gaping.

    6. a stare, as in astonishment or with the mouth wide open.

    7. a yawn.

    8. Zoology. the width of the open mouth.

    Origin:
    gape

    Examples:

    "holes can be gaping."

    "deficits can be gaping."

    "mouths can be gaping."

    "wounds can be gaping."

    "gills can be gaping."

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