Definitions of yawn

  1. To gape; to oscitate; to have the mouth open involuntarily, through drowsiness or dulness; to open wide; to express desire by yawning.
  2. To open the mouth involuntarily through drowsiness, dullness, or fatigue; to gape; to oscitate.
  3. To open wide; to gape, as if to allow the entrance or exit of anything.
  4. To open the mouth, or to gape, through surprise or bewilderment.
  5. To be eager; to desire to swallow anything; to express desire by yawning; as, to yawn for fat livings.
  6. To open the mouth wide in voluntarily or unitentionally, through sleepiness; to gape in amazement; to open wide; as, the chasm yawned beneath him.
  7. To open the jaws involuntarily from drowsiness: to gape.
  8. To open the mouth wide and draw in the breath, as when drowsy.
  9. To open wide the mouth through drowsiness or weariness; to gape; to open wide.
  10. utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired; " The child yawned during the long performance"
  11. be wide open; " the deep gaping canyon"
  12. 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.
  13. The act of opening wide, or of gaping.
  14. A chasm, mouth, or passageway.
  15. An involuntary or unintentional opening of the jaws, due to sleepiness; gape.
  16. The opening of the mouth from drowsiness.
  17. A wide opening of the mouth, as from weariness.
  18. A gaping; an involuntary opening of the mouth from drowsiness; oscitation; an opening wide.
  19. A gaping; an opening wide.
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