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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Gaping open; cavernous: a yawning abyss.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of yawn.
  • n. The action of the verb yawn.
  • adj. That yawns or yawn.
  • adj. Wide open.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Gaping; oscitation; the taking of a deep inspiration, followed by a slight pause, and then a prolonged expiration, the mouth being more or less widely open.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. showing lack of attention or boredom
  • adj. gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something
  • adj. with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness
  • n. an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom

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