verb (used without object), gaped, gap·ing.
- gap 2,
- gap junction,
- gap phenomenon,
- gap year,
Origin of gape
Examples from the Web for gape
We want to relate to their humanity rather than gape at their untouchable infallibility.
Gape at the chart that shows the chilling growth in derivatives, just one flavor of “structured product.”
All he could do was stand on the bell-deck and gape after me like the rest and growl.Careers of Danger and Daring|Cleveland Moffett
"We have been on our feet nearly twenty-four hours, and I think you must be about played out," said the sergeant with a gape.A Lieutenant at Eighteen|Oliver Optic
Bill feeble, gape extending to beneath the posterior angle of the eye.A Synopsis of the Birds of North America|John James Audubon
The very telegraph posts seemed to gape with envy and admiration as he passed.More William|Richmal Crompton
Father Holland and I were too much amazed to do aught but gape from each other to the dark window.Lords of the North|A. C. Laut
Word Origin for gape
early 13c., from an unrecorded Old English word or else from Old Norse gapa "to open the mouth, gape," common West Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch, Dutch gapen, German gaffen "to gape, stare," Swedish gapa, Danish gabe), from PIE *ghai- (see gap). Related: Gaped; gaping. As a noun, from 1530s.