from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To open the mouth wide with a deep inhalation, usually involuntarily from drowsiness, fatigue, or boredom.
- intransitive verb To open wide; gape.
- intransitive verb To utter wearily, as while yawning.
- noun The act of yawning.
- noun Informal One that provokes yawns; a bore.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of gaping or opening wide.
- noun An involuntary opening of the mouth from drowsiness; oscitation. See
- noun An opening; a chasm.
- To gape; open; stand wide.
- To open the mouth wide.
- Involuntarily, as through drowsiness or dullness; gape; oscitate. Compare
- To gape, as in hunger or thirst for something; hence, to be eager; long.
- To be open-mouthed with surprise, bewilderment, etc.; be agape.
- To open; form by opening.
- To express or utter with a yawn.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To open the mouth involuntarily through drowsiness, dullness, or fatigue; to gape; to oscitate.
- intransitive verb To open wide; to gape, as if to allow the entrance or exit of anything.
- intransitive verb To open the mouth, or to gape, through surprise or bewilderment.
- intransitive verb To be eager; to desire to swallow anything; to express desire by yawning.
- noun An involuntary act, excited by drowsiness, etc., consisting of a deep and long inspiration following several successive attempts at inspiration, the mouth, fauces, etc., being wide open.
- noun The act of opening wide, or of gaping.
- noun rare A chasm, mouth, or passageway.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
openthe mouth widelyand take a long, rather deep breath, often because one is tiredand sometimes accompanied by pandiculation.
- verb To
presentan opening that appears able to swallowone up, literallyor metaphorically:
- noun The action of yawning;
openingthe mouth widelyand taking a long, rather deep breath, often because one is tired.
- noun A particularly
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired
- verb be wide open
- noun an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Mark Lieberman, the CEO of TRA, a media marketing company, notices what he calls the yawn effect.
Yet the meeting has elicited only a collective yawn from the US and even European press despite its agenda is to replace the global dollar standard with a new financial and military defense system.
As far as her continuing her fight to win ... yawn!
You'd think that type of fiscal irresponsibility would be subject to investigative reporting, but it was greeted with a big yawn from the local media.
One person's yawn is another person's chills up and down the spine.
But the word yawn is not found in Love's dictionary, and consequently the unlucky husband was forced to rise from his bed preparatory to going forth to perform deeds of valor in obedience to the commands of his mistress.
But all that's just so "yawn" - and exceedingly naïve, to believe and act as if that's how presidential campaigns in general, and this one in particular, can be won.
Canada Reads chooses a (yawn) winner … (the yawn is for Canada Reads, which is getting a little stale, no?
Plz don’t say “yawn” even the word yawn makes me yawn.
I know the MSM’s collective yawn is kind of a letdown.