Waped vs Gaped - What's the difference?

waped | gaped |

As an adjective waped

is (obsolete) downcast; dejected; crushed by misery.

As a verb gaped is





(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) downcast; dejected; crushed by misery
  • (Webster 1913)




  • (gape)
  • Anagrams





  • To open the mouth wide, especially involuntarily, as in a yawn, anger, or surprise.
  • * 1723 , , The Journal of a Modern Lady'', 1810, Samuel Johnson, ''The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper , Volume 11, page 467,
  • She stretches, gapes , unglues her eyes, / And asks if it be time to rise;
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=9 citation , passage=Eustace gaped at him in amazement. When his urbanity dropped away from him, as now, he had an innocence of expression which was almost infantile. It was as if the world had never touched him at all.}}
  • To stare in wonder.
  • To open wide; to display a gap.
  • * '', Act 1, Scene 1, 1807, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens (editors),''The plays of William Shakspeare , Volume X, page 291,
  • May that ground gape , and swallow me alive, / Where I shall kneel to him who slew my father!
  • * 1662 , , Book II, A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More, p. 74:
  • "Nor is he deterr'd from the belief of the perpetual flying of the Manucodiata, by the gaping of the feathers of her wings, (which seem thereby less fit to sustain her body) but further makes the narration probable by what he has observed in Kites hovering in the Aire, as he saith, for a whole hour together without any flapping of their wings or changing place."
  • * , Cato Major, Of Old Age: A Poem , 1710, page 25,
  • The hungry grave for her due tribute gapes :


  • (uncommon) An act of gaping; a yawn.
  • (Addison)
  • A large opening.
  • (uncountable) A disease in poultry caused by gapeworm in the windpipe, a symptom of which is frequent gaping.
  • The width of an opening.
  • (zoology) The maximum opening of the mouth (of a bird, fish, etc.) when it is open.
  • Derived terms



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