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  • Yawn — (y[add]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Yawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Yawning}.] [OE. yanien, [yogh]anien, ganien, gonien, AS. g[=a]nian; akin to ginian to yawn, g[=i]nan to yawn, open wide, G. g[ a]hnen to yawn, OHG. gin[=e]n, gein[=o]n, Icel. g[=i]na to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yawn´er — yawn «yawn», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to open the mouth wide because one is sleepy, tired, or bored: »The reader must not yawn, or yield to tickles in the throat, or tire of the tale in the middle (London Times). 2. to open wide; gape: »The canyon… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yawn (disambiguation) — Yawn or yawning may refer to:Yawn* A yawn is a reflex of deep inhalation and exhalation associated with being tired, with a need to sleep, or from lack of stimulation. * The Hippo s Yawn is a rock in Western Australia resembling to a yawning… …   Wikipedia

  • yawn — /yawn/, v.i. 1. to open the mouth somewhat involuntarily with a prolonged, deep inhalation and sighing or heavy exhalation, as from drowsiness or boredom. 2. to open wide like a mouth. 3. to extend or stretch wide, as an open and deep space. v.t …   Universalium

  • yawn — yawn·ful; yawn; yawn·er; yawn·ful·ly; …   English syllables

  • yawn´ful|ly — yawn|ful «YAWN fuhl», adjective. causing one to yawn; tiresome; tedious: »He writes at yawnful length about…distortions of his positions (Time). –yawn´ful|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • yawn|ful — «YAWN fuhl», adjective. causing one to yawn; tiresome; tedious: »He writes at yawnful length about…distortions of his positions (Time). –yawn´ful|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • yawn|y — «YAW nee», adjective, yawn|i|er, yawn|i|est. characterized by a yawn or yawns; inclined to yawning: »There were those first few unbelievable steps when you are nervously tired and yawny and must learn…the easy rhythm (Harper s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yawn — Yawn, n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] One person yawning in company… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yawn — [yôn] vi. [ME yanen, prob. merging OE ginian & ganian, to gape, akin to Ger gähnen < IE base * ĝhei , to gape, prob. echoic of the yawning sound > Gr chainein, L hiare, to gape] 1. to open the mouth wide, esp. involuntarily, and breathe in… …   English World dictionary

  • yawn´ing|ly — yawn|ing «YAW nihng», adjective. 1. characterized by or producing yawns; yawny; yawnful: »The account of the character of Mr. Legge is the most yawning pamphlet I ever read (John Wilkes). 2. opening or open wide: »a lofty pass…surrounded by… …   Useful english dictionary

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