To open the mouth wide with a deep inward breath, as when tired or bored
To look intently and fixedly
To open wide
An intent fixed look
She dashed around, pausing to gape at the storm as she closed each window securely against its fury.
The gape of the mouth is narrow.
It is on this account that the valves of a dead Lamellibranch always gape; the elastic ligament is no longer counteracted by the effort of the adductors.
ANCHOVY (Engraulis encrasicholus), a fish of the herring family, easily distinguished by its deeply-cleft mouth, the angle of the gape being behind the eyes.
The beak is hard, strong and deeply notched, the nostrils are prominent, and the gape is furnished with twelve long hairs on each side.