yawning


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yawn·ing

 (yô′nĭng)
adj.
Gaping open; cavernous: a yawning abyss.

yawn′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yawning - an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouthyawning - an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom; "he could not suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"; "he apologized for his oscitancy"
pandiculation - yawning and stretching (as when first waking up)
Adj.1.yawning - gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something; "the yawning mine shaft"; "a yawning abyss"
open - affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"
2.yawning - with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness; "a yawning congregation"
opened, open - used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"
3.yawning - showing lack of attention or boredom; "the yawning congregation"
inattentive - showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"

yawning

adjective gaping, wide, huge, vast, wide-open, cavernous a yawning budget deficit

yawning

adjective
Translations
مُتَثائِب، فاغِر
zející
gabende
gapandi
alabildiğine açık

yawning

[ˈjɔːnɪŋ] adj [gap] → béant(e)Y chromosome nchromosome m Y

yawning

adj chasm etcgähnend
nGähnen nt

yawning

[ˈjɔːnɪŋ] adj (fig) (gap, abyss) → spalancato/a

yawn

(joːn) verb
to stretch the mouth wide and take a deep breath when tired or bored. He yawned and fell asleep.
noun
an act of yawning. a yawn of boredom.
ˈyawning adjective
wide open. a yawning gap.
References in classic literature ?
The savage struggled powerfully to gain the point of safety, and, favored by the glancing water, he was already stretching forth an arm to meet the grasp of his companions, when he shot away again with the shirling current, appeared to rise into the air, with uplifted arms and starting eyeballs, and fell, with a sudden plunge, into that deep and yawning abyss over which he hovered.
He goes down in the whirling heart of such a masterless commotion that he scarce heeds the moment when he drops seething into the yawning jaws awaiting him; and the whale shoots-to all his ivory teeth, like the Lord out of the fish's belly.
Now small fowls flew screaming over the yet yawning gulf; a sullen white surf beat against its steep sides; then all collapsed, and the great shroud of the sea rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago.
So through various yawning holes there slipped to the floor below--to one room hams, to another forequarters, to another sides of pork.
O, well," said Marie, yawning, "that, of course--nobody doubts that.
The doomed in his drifting shallop, Is tranced with the sad sweet tone, He sees not the yawning breakers, He sees but the maid alone:
There was empty drygoods boxes under the awnings, and loafers roosting on them all day long, whittling them with their Barlow knives; and chawing tobacco, and gaping and yawning and stretching -- a mighty ornery lot.
Both men presently fell to yawning, and Injun Joe said:
Fortunately, the beasts seemed more bent on stretching their paws, and yawning, and flourishing their tails, than devouring me alive; but they would suffer no resurrection, and I was forced to lie till their malignant masters pleased to deliver me: then, hatless and trembling with wrath, I ordered the miscreants to let me out - on their peril to keep me one minute longer - with several incoherent threats of retaliation that, in their indefinite depth of virulency, smacked of King Lear.
I will put him to sleep," Mary said to the yawning nurse.
Last of all, the footman appeared, yawning disconsolately; the living picture of a man who felt that he had been defrauded of his fair night's rest.
I haven't heard,' said the man with the large chin, yawning again.