- Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gape
- plural of
- (uncountable) A fit of yawning.
- The gapes is contagious: when one person gets the gapes, pretty soon you've got a roomful of gapers.
- (uncountable) A disease of young poultry and other birds, caused by a parasitic nematode worm in the windpipe, and having uneasy gaping as a symptom.
- The gapes has gotten to many of the birds.
- passive form of