adjective Date: 1588 wide open <
a gaping hole

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  • gaping — 1570s (implied in gapingly), prp. adj. from GAPE (Cf. gape) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gaping — [adj] wide open broad, cavernous, chasmal, great, vast, yawning; concepts 485,490 Ant. closed, shut …   New thesaurus

  • Gaping —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Gaping (droit civil).  Le gaping, ou ass gaping, désigne une pratique purement visuelle du cinéma pornographique consistant à montrer l anus, et parfois le vagin, dilaté et béant suite à une longue… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gaping — Gape Gape (g[aum]p; in Eng, commonly g[=a]p; 277), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gaped} (g[aum]pt or g[=a]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gaping}] [OE. gapen, AS. geapan to open; akin to D. gapen to gape, G. gaffen, Icel. & Sw. gapa, Dan. gabe; cf. Skr. jabh to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gaping — gap·ing (gāʹpĭng) adj. Deep and wide open: a gaping wound; a gaping hole.   gapʹing·ly adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • gaping — gap|ing [ geıpıŋ ] adjective a gaping hole or space is very large: a gaping wound …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gaping — UK [ˈɡeɪpɪŋ] / US adjective a gaping hole or space is very large a gaping wound …   English dictionary

  • gaping — 1) the act of opening the gape 2) parting of fish flakes as the connective tissues break down. Roundfish gape more than flatfish and some species, e.g. ling, Molva molva and wolffishes, Anarhichas rarely gape. Gaping reduces market value …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gaping — adjective Wide open. a gaping hole …   Wiktionary

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