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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English gaping, gapynge, variants of Middle English gapand, gapande, equivalent to gape +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

gaping

  1. present participle of gape

AdjectiveEdit

gaping (comparative more gaping, superlative most gaping)

  1. Wide open.
    There’s a gaping hole in the fence.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English gapynge, equivalent to gape +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

gaping (plural gapings)

  1. The act of one who gapes.
    • 1820, John Cooke, A Treatise on Nervous Diseases: Vol. I on Apoplexy
      M. Le Gallois considers these gapings, which continue for some time after decapitation, as the vain efforts of the head for respiration.
  2. Something gaping; something agape.
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