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. 2013.

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  • Gaping — A defect in crepe fabrics caused by unequal twist in the crepe yams which causes irregular shrinkage and produces a gaping or irregular closing of the warp threads …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • gaping — index open (unclosed), penetrable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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

  • gaping — adjective Date: 1588 wide open < a gaping hole > …   New Collegiate 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

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